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ATD 8: VITA, Healthcare Reform, Clinical Experience & More!

VITA, Healthcare Reform, Clinical Experience & More!

Apple Podcasts Session 8 Dr. Wright and Dr. Gray talk about the new VITA and how it effects the application, the pandemic and our healthcare system, clinical experience and more! Full show notes coming soon!

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ATD 7: How to Choose a Postbac Program, Choosing Activities & More!

How to Choose a Postbac Program, Choosing Activities & More!

Session 7 Ask the Dean is back with another action packed episode of Q&A. Postbac programs, activity lists and more! Don’t forget to subscribe and check out Mappd.com! Full show notes coming soon!

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Adversity, References, Postbacs, MCAT Prep, & Interview Stress

Apple Podcasts Session 5 Today, we talk about comparing DIY postbac vs. formal postbac and taking courses both at a community college and a four-year university. What do medical school admissions committees think of them? We also talk about having those hard conversations with your parents about your journey as well as talking about traumatic…

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OPM 241: What to Do If You Aren't Willing to Relocate for Med School

What to Do If You Aren’t Willing to Relocate for Med School

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 241 Today’s question is a common one for nontrad students who are hesitant about having to move to get into a medical school. But how much are you willing to compromise to become a physician? Questions answered here on the podcast are taken directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum…

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ATD 4: Race and Admissions, Work-Life Balance, Research, and More!

Race and Admissions, Work-Life Balance, Research, and More!

Apple Podcasts Session 4 Today, we handle a grab bag of questions from our students covering topics on scores and stats and the relationship between work-life balance and burnout. We also talk about what makes a good clinical experience, as well as the different types of curricula you should think about when choosing schools. Ask…

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ATD 3: Disadvantages, Shadowing Abroad, and Diversity as an Applicant

Disadvantages, Shadowing Abroad, and Diversity as an Applicant

Apple Podcasts Session 3 How do you write a good disadvantaged essay? Will medical schools look differently at nontrad students and URM status? How do you talk about your learning disability in your essay? Does working around a theme or narrative help? All these and more on today’s episode! Here on Ask the Dean, we…

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ATD 2: Personal Statements, Clinical Experience for Nontrads and More

Personal Statements, Clinical Experience for Nontrads and More

Apple Podcasts Session 2 In today’s episode, we’re covering questions about writing personal statements, how AdComs view nontrads who lack clinical experience, what medical schools look for in the interview, and some concerns students have in their application in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. My name is Dr. Ryan Gray and Ask the Dean…

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ATD 1: The Two Biggest Mistakes Premeds Make on Their Med School Apps

The Two Biggest Mistakes Premeds Make on Their Med School Apps

Apple Podcasts Session 1 Welcome to the first episode of Ask the Dean! Today, we’re going to introduce Mappd, the team, and we’re going to answer as many questions as possible. Ask the Dean is the first media project from my new company Mappd. It’s a technology platform that’s going to help premeds understand the…

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Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A: How to Approach the MD/PhD Essay?

Ask Dr. Gray: Premed Q&A: How to Approach the MD/PhD Essay?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 97 Should your tone and writing style in the MD/PhD essay differ from the personal statement? Should your MD and MD/PhD personal statement be written differently? Full show notes coming soon!

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OPM 237: When Does It Make Sense to Apply Early Decision?

When Does It Make Sense to Apply Early Decision?

Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts Session 237 Is an early decision the smartest decision when you’re unwilling to relocate to another geographic area? While it might be an option, it might not be the wisest one. Learn about the risks of an early decision before you decide to take one. Questions answered here on the…

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