Interviews with Medical School Admissions and Professionals
Livestream #6, June 04, 2021
[07:31] This cycle vs last cycle. Interviews in person or virtual??
[12:17] Blacklist from medical schools?
[15:02] Private and Public institutions and type of applicants the prefer.
[20:12] Panelists’ Medical school highlights
[29:36] Non-traditional applicants?
[35:07] DO vs MD. How do their training compare?
[40:42] Advice for yourself if you were applying?
[56:28] Closing remarks.
UNC Chapel Hill
The University of Chicago
Kansas City University
Livestream #5, April 20, 2021
[04:56] Introduction of panelists
[05:35] Advice for applicants are on waitlists?
[13:45] Significance of letters of interest/intent?
[17:39] Cut-off age for pre-req courses?
[20:08] Percentage of out of state students
[22:39] How was this cycle was different?
[28:19] Will classes be in person for next cycle?
[32:31] Thoughts on retaking MCAT?
[36:45] Effect of demographics on MCAT?
[39:56] Favored aspects of international student application?
[42:53] How students can get feedback on their application?
[47:57] Decreased clinical exposure due to COVID
[53:00] Advice from admissions committee.
[58:17] Closing remarks.
Interview #2, February 15, 2021
[0:20] Introduction to Stanford School of Medicine's COEDME
[1:28] Measuing success in leadership
[3:15] Mark's motivators
[4:52] Advice for premedical students wanting to develop leadership skills
[6:46] Impact of adversity in leadership development
[10:05] Recommended books on leadership skills
Stanford School of Medicine
Livestream #4, October 6, 2020
[6:44] Introduction of panelists
[7:21] Interview format during COVID-19
[15:40] Admission timeline during COVID-19
[17:54] Interview preparation
[24:30] Interview Pitfalls
[28:57] Implication of COVID-19 on MCAT/academic performance
[34:47] How are virtual opportunities/experiences counted
[39:36] Primary care and research at Tuffs University School of Medicine/Medical College of Georgia
[46:42] Undergraduate research importance
[51:06] Advice to gap year students
[53:46] 2021-2022 application cycle
[57:00] Closing remarks
Medical College of Georgia
Tufts University School of Medicine
Livestream #3, August 24, 2020
[4:12] Panelist Introductions
[4:50] Secondary Apllications
[8:10] Medical School Statistics (MCAT, GPA, etc...)
[12:17] Impact of COVID-19 on Extracurricular Activities
[17:26] Pitfalls During Applications
[21:16] Effect of COVID-19 on Rolling Admissions
[24:48] Non-native English Speakers Unbalanced MCAT
[27:55] Interview Process this Year
[33:32] Tips for Interview and Interview Prep
[39:36] Virtual Shadowing
[43:23] Post-Baccalaureate Programs
[46:43] Fantastic/Dreadful Interview Performances
[53:13] Summaries and Reflections
[58:36] Future Episodes
Rush Medical College
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Livestream #2, July 13, 2020
[4:40] Panelist introductions
[5:26] Communicating COVID-impacts on applications
[8:32] MCAT considerations
[12:22] Fewer extracurricular opportunities due to COVID
[15:34] Rolling admissions
[19:20] Clinical experience and shadowing
[25:01] Premed classes online or in-person
[26:00] Virtual interviews and new VITA
[32:42] How to learn about school, city, and students virtually
[37:00] Financial aid awards
[40:48] Secondary application turnaround time
[45:25] Medical school curriculum changes
[49:23] Updated information on school-specific admission policies
[51:17] Summaries and reflections
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
University of Iowa School of Medicine
Interview #1, July 2nd, 2020
[3:20] What is a Dean of External Education
[9:25] Strengths and Weaknesses of Medical Education
[13:25] Interaction in Distance-based Learning
[17:20] Incoming Students to Online Format
[21:24] Clinical Years to Distance-based Learning
[25:01] Future Innovations in Medical Education
[28:48] Parting Advice to Incoming Students
Harvard Medical School
Livestream #1, June 3rd, 2020
[4:52] Panelist introductions
[5:54] P/F grades for spring 2020
[9:00] Extracurricular and volunteer hours
[13:01] MCAT and secondary application delays
[19:59] Shadowing experiences
[25:11] Interviews and campus tours
[35:44] Access to technology
[38:30] Rolling admissions
[41:10] Financial aid
[43:42] School-specific updates
[45:20] Secondary applications
[49:05] Summaries and reflections
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine