Behavioral Sciences in Medicine
Monday, December 9 | 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
Medical schools are increasingly looking for applicants with knowledge of the behavioral sciences. But how do you get that experience? In this episode we'll explore the role of psychology and sociology in your future as a physician and how to get the experience you need to be a successful applicant. We'll also discuss exactly what the new Behavioral Sciences section will look like on the MCAT so that you know what subjects to start studying now.
On December 9, join our expert panel:
Alexander S. Macnow, MD
Alexander S. Macnow, MD, is a 2013 graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused in pathology and medical education, acting as a Teaching Assistant for the Cell and Tissue Biology, Human Gross Anatomy, Mechanisms of Disease and Therapeutic Intervention (MDTI), Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine, and Gastroenterology courses for first-year medical students.
Dr. Macnow graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 2008, earning a B.A. in Musicology with Distinction after research in music semiology in 20th Century theater, as well as induction into Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Macnow is spending two years before residency working as a Content Manager for MCAT Programs at Kaplan Test Prep, designing the prep course for the new MCAT 2015 exam. He has recently been published as the primary author of MCAT 2015: What the Test Change Means for You Now and is the Editor-in-Chief of Kaplan's MCAT 2015 Review publications.
During medical school, Dr. Macnow received the Michael Harty Award for Excellence in Gross Anatomy and Dr. Freddy Stark Award for Gross Anatomy. He was inducted in 2013 to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Barbara Fadem, MD
Dr. Barbara Fadem is the author of multiple-edition, highly popular review books for medical students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 including BRS Behavioral Science, High Yield Behavioral Science, High Yield Psychiatry and Psychiatry Recall. She is also the author of a Behavioral Science in Medicine which is used as a required text in a number of American and offshore medical schools. Dr. Fadem who holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University, is a full professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School where she has won multiple teaching awards and is a member of the Master Educator's guild.
Meet your moderator:
Director, MCAT 2015
Owen Farcy is director of MCAT 2015 for Kaplan Test Prep, and is responsible primarily for operations and program development for the company's pre-medical programs. As a long-time top-rated faculty member for Kaplan, Owen is intimately familiar with the MCAT and medical school admissions. An interest in global health and student advocacy has helped him to work closely with several prominent pre-health student groups such as the American Medical Student Association, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, and Global Brigades. With a new, expanded MCAT scheduled to debut in 2015, Owen's main focus is working with students, undergraduate advisors, and medical schools to adapt to the new admissions landscape. He is also the host of The Pulse, Kaplan's monthly live web-series for pre-medical students. Owen holds a BS in Biology from Emory University, and has previously worked in environmental education and sustainable development.