The Pulse


Kaplan’s monthly series for pre-meds


Next Episode:

"The Pulse: Med School Insider"

Monday, May 4  |  8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

Getting into medical school is tough - less than half the students who apply are accepted. With application season right around the corner it pays to know what admissions committees think when they look at your essays, transcripts, and test scores - especially this year with the MCAT 2015 exam introducing so many new factors.

Join us for an inside look at medical school admissions in this special live event, in which an expert panel - including deans of admission from prominent medical schools and experts on medical education - will explain how the different pieces of an application are evaluated to decide who gets accepted and who gets rejected.

Send us your questions about medical school admissions before the event and you may see them answered live on the air! Special guests for this event include:

  • • Paul White, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • • Alex Macnow, Resident-Pathology at the Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
  • • Lolita Wood-Hill, Director of Pre-Health Advising at Yeshiva University
  • • and more!

The episode will take place on Monday, May 4. We hope to see you there!

Reserve your spot today!

Meet your moderator:

Owen Farcy

Owen Farcy

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.