Category Archives: Medical

Five Podcasts for Premeds

Podcasts are everywhere and their popularity is increasing, so it’s not surprising that there are now a host of podcasts about medicine and medical education. We’ve picked five podcasts about the application process and what it means to be in medical school that we think you’ll enjoy, with perspectives from medical students, residents, and faculty.

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How to Train for a Marathon—or the MCAT Exam

Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD, assistant dean for admissions, recruitment, and student life, and assistant professor of medical education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, likens preparing for the MCAT exam to training for a marathon. Just like a marathon takes training and preparation, you won’t be able to wake up one day and take the MCAT exam. Dr. Nakae highlights four principles to help you tackle the MCAT exam.

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AAMC Virtual Fair

There will be an online medical school fair Thursday February 15, from 11am-8pm, with 65+ schools in attendance. If there are schools that you’re still hoping to hear from, this is another place that you could make yourself known again, glean more information about them from admissions reps, and show your enthusiasm.

Fair participants will be able to:

  • Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile
  • Upload resumes/CVs
  • Upload a profile photo
  • Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “briefcase”

Register for free:

To learn more about the participating schools:

To learn more about the etiquette of attending a Virtual Fair, read –

To Apply In-State or Out-of-State?

Based on your comments to a recent AAMC Premed Team Twitter Poll, one of the most important factors when choosing a medical school is location, specifically, whether the school is in-state or out-of-state. Location is certainly a valuable consideration, but before ruling out medical schools based on location alone, we suggest checking out some of the most common myths about applying in-state vs out-of-state.

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Mini Med Series: Cardiovascular Disease

UB Mini Med School: An Inside Look
Sponsored in part by UBMD

Cardiovascular Disease

Join physicians and researchers from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as they discuss advances in care and research into cardiovascular disease.

Tuesday, February 6 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (Butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disease
Robert J. Genco, DDS, PhD
Director, UB Microbiome Center
Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Microbiology
School of Dental Medicine

Cardiovascular System Anatomy
Stuart D. Inglis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, February 13 • 6–8 p.m.
150 Farber Hall (butler Auditorium)
UB South Campus

Transcatheter Valve Replacement
Vijay S. Iyer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Director, Complex Valve Clinic
Buffalo General Hospital

Congestive Heart Failure
George E. Matthews, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

UB’s Mini Med School is a public service offered to those ages 16 and older. Anyone interested in learning about the latest advancements in medicine and healthcare is encouraged to attend.

Cost is $5 per session, or free for high school and college students with a valid ID.


Questions? Contact Alexander J. Eadie, 716-829-2971.


Application Kick-Off Webinar for 2019 Entry UQ-Ochsner Medical School

Applications are now open for the next entering class of The University of Queensland School of Medicine Ochsner Clinical School. Start Date is February 2019.

To learn more about the program, the application requirements and process, please join the upcoming live UQ Ochsner webinar:

2019 Application Kick-Off Webinar

Monday, January 22
7:00 PM (EST), 6:00 PM (CST), 4:00 PM (PST)


2019 application information is available at

For more information, please visit or contact The UQ School of Medicine’s US representative at MedEdPath:

Whitney Bennett, MA
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Cell: 646.476.0616

4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School

Taking one or more gap years before medical school is becoming more and more common. In fact, of the 2016 incoming medical students who responded to the AAMC’s Matriculating Student Questionnaire, 60.6% say they took at least one year between undergrad and medical school. Many premeds use that time to take additional coursework, study for and take the MCAT exam, conduct research, shadow physicians, or work as an EMT or medical scribe. But those are not your only options.

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Apply for the Summer Health Professions Education Program Starting December 1

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and to prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions—part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health.

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