Applying to medical school can be a very complex and confusing process! All Access: Med School Admissions by Christian Essman, Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, brings listeners into informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues from medical schools across the US. Christian and his guests try to bring transparency to the medical school application process and help prospective applicants put themselves in the best position to be a competitive applicant. More info at: https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess
This episode features our first osteopathic medical school, the New York Institute of Technology College of Medicine (NYITCOM). I'm joined by Gina Moses, their Director of Admissions & Recruitment, who has a long history of being involved in pre-med advising and work at the AACOM. She is the perfect guest to introduce this audience to the osteopathic application process along with some of the similarities and differences between allopathic and osteopathic medicine.
We're featuring the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in our neighboring city of Pittsburgh, PA with their Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Cynthia Bonetti. I've known Cynthia for a loooooong time and she is a total pro! Join us for a lively conversation about what an education at Pitt Med has to offer along with some of the insight into student life in Pittsburgh. We wrap up our conversation by debunking common med school admissions myths. You won't want to miss this!
California dreamin'? No way! You're not dreaming! This is our first medical school interview from the great state of California. Dr. Megan Osborn, a proud graduate of UC-Irvine SOM, the Dean of Admissions, the Dean of Student Affairs, an ER physician, a mom, a spouse, a golfer, a tennis player, an awesome podcast guest.... (big inhale). She walks us through the highlights of their curriculum, and most importantly, how the UCI admissions process works!
Bonus Episode! Christian Essman does a solo episode discussing "homework" to do over the holidays for those that are planning to apply to medical school next spring. There are also a few embedded pieces of advice for current applicants with acceptances to med schools (FAFSA & Choose Your Medical School Tool). Finally, Mr. Essman provides you with his tips on writing personal statements.
We stay in the state of Washington to bring you the University of Washington School of Medicine with their Director of Admissions, Stella Yee. Since they are the medical school five, yes five, states, we discuss not only how they train students throughout these states but also how their unique admissions process works.
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This episode finally gets us to a medical school out West, in particular, the Pacific Northwest with Dr. Leila Harrison, the Interim Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Admissions, and Recruitment. She has an extensive background in admissions and education which really comes through in our conversation. We conclude our conversation discussing how Holistic Review works in Admissions.
All Access is deviating slightly from our regular show format and are bringing you a bonus episode! Since we are in the thick of interview season, I thought you'd like to hear some insight from a current medical student about how she prepared for interviews, reflections/lessons learned, & some travel tips. So, if you have interviews coming up or you just want to hear what the interview process entails, then listen up!
We'll be back to med school deans in the next episode!
All Access is talking with another med school in Chicago and is bringing you the Assistant Dean for Admissions from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. We go pretty deep into everything Loyola offers and what they are looking for in their applicants within a Jesuit value-based institution. We wrap up the show answering listener questions about masters vs. post-bacc programs which is a popular topic. Have a question for the show? Send it to email@example.com
All Access is taking you back to Chicago and is bringing you the Admissions Team from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. The Associate Dean AND Director of Admissions get in on the conversation along with a current medical student. You will hear the student perspective along with some insight into the value of medical students in the admissions process. Have a question for the show? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
All Access is deviating from our regular show style and guests and taking you Back to School with a Pre-Med Advisor from the University of Chicago, Joni Krapec. Joni has a unique background as a former Director of Admissions at a medical school. Dr. Mehta, CWRU Med Dean of Admissions also joins me on this episode where Joni provides helpful insight for pre-meds and how advisors can help them through this process.
All Access is taking you back to Boston to get you inside Harvard Medical School. That's right - the Office of Admissions at Harvard Medical School with their Director of Admissions, Melissa Friedman. We take you through some of the unique aspects of their curriculum and, most importantly, what their screening and interview process is like. Melissa Friedman and I end the show answering listener questions about personal statements and interview day tips.
All Access stays at home in this episode and talks all things CWRU School of Medicine with the Dean of Admissions, Dr. Lina Mehta. As with other episodes we discuss some of the unique curricular features and, most importantly, some of the things we value in our applicants. Since we're on the cusp of another interview season, Dr. Mehta provides you with some of her tips for interviews and interview days. Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
All Access is taking you back to the state of Michigan to get you inside the Office of Admissions at the University of Michigan Medical School with their Assistant Dean of Admissions, Dr. Steven Gay. Among the many topics we discuss, you will get the insight into what they are looking for (and not looking for) in their applicants. Dr. Gay and I also spend time answering listener questions from non-traditional applicants. Have a question for the show? Send it to email@example.com
Hey Y'all, All Access takes you down south to the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine with their Associate Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management, and Assistant Professor of Medical Education. We spend some time at the end of our conversation answering listener questions about how to select medical schools and things to consider when making your choices. Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
Enjoy this fun conversation about the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with their Director of Admissions. We spend some time at the end of our conversation talking about tips for applicants that may need to reapply to medical school. Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information this episode and others.
Howdy Partner! In this episode we learn about Dell Med by talking with Mr. Joel Daboub, their Director of Admissions. Mr. Daboub also provides a thorough breakdown of the TMDSAS application process for those applicants applying to medical schools in Texas. Please visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information this episode and others.
Listen in as we talk to the Dean for Admissions at Tufts University School of Medicine about their admissions process and an exciting new curriculum they have coming this year. We also talk about the ins and outs of shadowing and medically-related experiences.
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We learn about the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University with the Assistant Dean for Admissions. We also discuss tips about personal statements. To get more information about this episode and others visit: https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess
In this episode we learn about Vanderbilt University School of Medicine by talking with the Director of Admissions, Jenn Steffen-Kimble. We also answer listener questions about the medical school interview day. Please visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information this episode and others.
We learn about the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and their admissions process with Dr. Joel Maurer, Assistant Dean for Admissions. We also answer listener questions.
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We learn about the University of Rochester School of Medicine and their admissions process with the Associate Dean for Admissions. We also answer listener questions.
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This episode sets the stage for future episodes. Christian Essman describes some of the terms and phrases used in the admissions application process. Additionally, he provides a walk through of the application timeline.
Episode 000: All Access: Med School Admissions is a new podcast for the pre-med community. You will learn about different medical schools, what makes their programs unique, and understand what they are looking for in their prospective students. Most importantly, you will pick up insightful tips and reliable advice about the medical school application process directly from the most authoritative sources out there.
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