The Pulse


Kaplan’s monthly series for pre-meds


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The Pulse: An Insider’s Guide to Post-Bacc Programs

Monday, November 17th  |  8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

With many changes on the horizon for medical education, many experts expect a higher proportion of med school applicants to take-on additional coursework between their undergraduate studies and medical school. In this episode of The Pulse, we’ll discuss the world of non-traditional med school applicants and what to look for when considering a post-baccalaureate program.

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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.