Get answers to your pre-health questions with experts! Ask the Dean is a live Question and Answer session with the Mappd Advising Team. Today we discuss:
What’s the best way to cope with being overwhelmed with the MCAT?
Do I need to take calculus/stats?
Do medical schools compare me against other students from my institution?
No acceptance yet- when do I consider reapplying?
What if I haven’t heard back from a school that interviewed me?
Can extra shadowing replace clinical experience?
US citizen but did undergrad in Canada- am I still a non-international applicant?
Is Jan too early to ask for LOR’s?
I love a school but it’s so expensive- should I let debt make my decision?
TMDSAS Letter of Intent for my top choice
How mandatory is clinical experience for a career changer?
I work in multiple units as a PCT- can I put each unit separately on my app?
Out of State “Why Us” essays
Is Pharmacy Student rotations clinical experience? / What makes clinical experience clinical?
How do I gauge if I’m ready to apply for medical school?
How much will I have to talk about a previous career?
Gap in clinical experience- what is too long?
I applied before I got back my score and did bad, I know I’ll reapply. How much do I need to change on my actual app?
If my MCAT is my weakest- do I need to continue getting shadowing/clinical/volunteering?
Can you relate to having legal action in your background? Check out Premed Years Episode 197, “Can you become a doctor if you’ve been arrested?”. (https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-197-c…)
Want more advice on Letters of Recommendation? Check out Inside Med Admissions: Letters of Recommendation (https://youtu.be/UNBtOzRAQM8)
+ Ryan Gray, MD: creator Medical School Headquarters, The Premed Years podcast, and the MCAT Podcast, author of Premed Playbook guides, and Mappd co-founder
+ James Scott Wright, EdD: Mappd VP of Academic Advising, former Director of Admissions of UT Southwestern Med and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Director of the Health Professions Advising Center at UT Dallas Pre-Health
+ Varinia Grannum, MSEd: Mappd Admissions Advisor, Former Assistant Dean, STEM & Pre-Health Advising, Center for University Advising
+ Rachel Grubbs, Mappd co-founder with 20+ years advising in test prep and the pre-health process
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GUIDE TO THE MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION PROCESS
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