Why You Should Attend the Medical School Insider Event May 8

May 1, 2017
Petros Minasi

It's time for Kaplan's Med School Insider,

It’s time again for Med School Insider, where students get their questions answered by medical school admissions experts in the know.

The internet is overflowing with opinions and advice about how to build your medical school application to increase your chances of acceptance, but ultimately the only opinions that matter are those of the admissions committees making the decision.

So seven years ago, we premiered Kaplan’s Medical School Insider (MSI) event with one goal in mind—to connect students directly with deans of admissions and true experts on the medical school application process. That way, students’ most important questions could be funneled directly to those with the most experience, reducing the unnecessary “noise” and laborious research that characterizes the process.

Information, not “noise”

In the years since that first event, we’ve seen MSI grow in both size and scope. Every year, more and more students tune in to learn about the latest trends in medical school admissions. These discussions give you a unique chance to peer behind the curtain and hear what admissions committees really think about applications.

What are the big topics this year?

This is a particularly important time to tune into MSI. The 2017 application cycle carries more unknown factors than in years past due to the introduction of the new MCAT two years ago. Questions are circulating about the role the test will play in admissions this year, such as:

  • which scores will be considered “acceptable”?
  • will medical schools change how they weigh GPAs, personal statements, and other components of the application?

Meet our guest for the May 8 Medical School Insider installment

As the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Paul T. White is an expert in admissions. Returning for his fifth appearance on the Medical School Insider, Paul has been a viewer favorite in years past for his candid and in-depth responses to students’ questions. In addition to his time at Johns Hopkins, Paul has previously served as Associate Dean of Admissions at University of Minnesota Medical School and has experience working with students on financial aid and undergraduate admissions, as well.

We hope that you’ll make time to join us for this exciting and informative event on May 8th, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Register today to submit the questions you would like answered during the Medical School Insider!

Petros Minasi

Petros Minasi Petros currently serves as the Director of Pre-Medical Programs Content Development at Kaplan, overseeing the ongoing advancement and evolution of Kaplan’s MCAT programs. He started teaching for Kaplan in 1999, while completing his undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at UC Berkeley, and since then has worked extensively in Kaplan’s Pre Health preparation programs. Petros has held a wide variety of positions at Kaplan during his tenure, while always maintaining a close tie to the classroom, including Center Director and Academic Director Roles. His distinctions include National Trainer of the Year, Regional Trainer of the Year twice, and Regional Teacher of the Year. Through his years at Kaplan, Petros has worked closely with many undergraduate student groups and advisors. Petros regularly presents workshops on all aspects of the admissions process by delivering featured Personal Statement, Interview Skills, and application skills seminars, during which students supplement the skills necessary for success both in the application process and in the future. He enjoys inspiring students to reach their maximum potential and their ultimate goal of working in the Health professions and of one day wearing a white coat.

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