The Pulse

Kaplan’s monthly series for pre-meds

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The Pulse: Medical School Insider 2016

Tuesday, June 14th, at 8pm ET

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. While the MCAT, which now tests topics ranging from Biochemistry to Sociology, is an important factor in the admissions process, there's a lot more that goes into making a strong application to medical school.

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. So start thinking about your questions about medical school admissions and ask our panel live!

Special guests for this event include:
  • Paul White, Assistant Dean for Admissions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Dave McIntosh, PhD, Dean of Urban Health at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Jackie McLaughlin, MS, RD, Director, Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Programs, University of Pennsylvania


Meet your moderator:

Owen Farcy

Owen Farcy

Director, MCAT

Owen Farcy is director of MCAT 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. 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.