Pre-Med Day

Admissions experts, current physicians, and high-achieving med students spill the tea on specialties and how to get into med school. We're bringing a full day of content - you choose what you need the most.

Saturday, February 20

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM ET

Keynote Address

Med school in the time of COVID-19: What we know...and what changes are on the horizon.

Dr. Dale Okorodudu, M.D. - Founder of Black Men in White Coats and author of "How to Raise a Doctor: Wisdom From Parents Who Did It!"

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM ET

A Day in the Life

Walk a mile in their scrubs. Specialists give you the real talk on their day-to-day.

Dr. Chris Cimino, M.D., FACMI - Neurology

Dr. Seth Meltzer, M.D. - Cardiology

Dr. Ned Palmer, M.D. - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Dr. Sadhana Rajamoorthi, M.D - Family Medicine

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Gap Year Stories

Gap years are the new normal. These current med students took one or more gap years! Get inspired to make a big decision: How will you spend yours?

Jessica Yau - M1 at University of Maryland, Baltimore, M.D./Ph.D. program

Maeve Clair - M2 at Rowan University, M.D. program

Rees Checketts - M3 at University of North Texas, D.O. program

Jacob Brock - M3 at Northeast Ohio Medical University, M.D. program

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM ET

Is My Application Strong Enough?

Maria Lofftus can tell you. She has reviewed tens of thousands of applications during her career; you can trust that she has seen it all. She'll help you understand the difference between average - and exceptional.

Maria Lofftus - Former Assistant Dean of UCSD Medical School

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Jumpstart MCAT

Your MCAT score can make - or break - your application. The good news is that a higher score is within your reach.

Learn how in just 5 steps.

Petros Minasi - Senior Director, MCAT Programs

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Top Habits of Successful Pre-Meds

These two current med students literally wrote the book on how to be a successful pre-med. Learn how to juggle activities and coursework while maintaining a personal life.

Elisabeth Fassas - Author of "Making Pre-Med Count"

Candicee Childs - Author of "Lemons, Lemonade, & the Lemonade Stand: My Bittersweet Journey to Medical School"

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Not Your Average Med School Story

These current students tell unique and inspiring journeys about how they got into medicine - they just might give you some ideas.

Henry Siccardi - M3 at University of Connecticut, M.D./M.P.H. program

Rachel Tindal - M3 at University of Alabama-Birmingham, M.D. program

Elizabeth Minten - M1 at Harvard University, M.D. program

Adam Howard - M3 at Mayo Clinic, M.D. program


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