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Interview with Dr. Greg Polites of MedPrep at Wash. U.

Interview with Dr. Greg Polites of MedPrep at Wash. U.

Dr. Greg Polites must wander around the campus of Washington University in St. Louis with a flock of adoring fans like Justin Beiber anywhere in public.
 
Dr. Polites is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. He’s also on the admissions committee and the coursemaster for the Practice of Medicine course for 1st and 3rd year medical students there.
 
For premeds at Wash. U, he’s the instructor for MedPrep, a course that has very similar goals as we do here at the Medical School Headquarters. Upwards of 90% of all premed students at Wash. U take the MedPrep course on their way to medical school.

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Preparing for the Medical School Interview

Preparing for the Medical School Interview

Dr. Greg Polites, from Wash U, joins us again to talk about what you, the premed, should be doing to prepare for your medical school interview!

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Writing Personal Statements for Medical School

Dr. Greg Polites joins us to talk about the do’s and don’ts of writing a personal statement for medical school. What do adcoms look for when reading them? What to avoid? Listen now!

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PMY 408: 9 Reasons Medical Schools Will Reject You!

9 Reasons Medical Schools Will Reject You!

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 408 Have you been rejected from med school? Are you wondering what the reason could be that you could get rejected? Today, we cover 9 reasons why you get rejected. For more podcast resources to help you along your journey to medical school and beyond, check out Meded Media.…

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PMY 397: Overcoming Setbacks as a Nontrad on the Path to Med School

Overcoming Setbacks as a Nontrad on the Path to Med School

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 397 Shahaan Razak overcame numerous setbacks on his path to medical school. This year, he received 34 interview invites and 16 acceptances. What was his secret? What Shahaan didn’t do was give up. He always had his plan A in mind and never deterred from his plan. And through…

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How Do Adcoms Look at Your Application?

How Do Adcoms Look at Your Application?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 359 What do adcoms look at first? What do they do with the data you give them? On this episode, I’ll talk about the adcom’s perspective on your application. If you haven’t applied, be sure to listen to this episode so you can make sure you’re not making some…

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HPSP, Premed Major, Choosing an Undergrad, and More Q&A

Premed Q&A: HPSP, Premed Major, Choosing an Undergrad, and More

Ryan answers questions that have been emailed in and talks about his upcoming Medical School Interview book! Go to medschoointerviewbook.com for more info!

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Medical School Headquarters 2014 Year in Review

Ryan talks about some of his favorite highlights from 2014, including some awesome download numbers from the podcast and visitors to the website.

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How to Fix a Medical School Application After Starting Premed Poorly

How to Fix a Medical School Application After Starting Premed Poorly

Dr. Polites is back with us again to talk about how to go about fixing a poor start to a premed career. If you remember, Dr. Polites joined us back in session 23.
 
Dr. Polites and I try to create scenarios that students may be in, whether it is a poor GPA or low MCAT score, so he/she can listen to the advice Dr. Polites has to offer.
 
If you have a good GPA and low MCAT, should you retake the MCAT? Should you try to retake the test with the hopes of raising the score? We talk about that!
 
What about getting a C in a course – should you retake the course? For the AMCAS application you have to average you grades. For the AACOMAS application you us the LAST grade, even if you do worse.

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The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement

Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement This book will likely soon be the go-to resource for premeds and their advisors. As Dr. Joon Kim from KGI said, “A beginning pre-health advisor looking to get caught up with personal statements would benefit tremendously by reading…

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