Tag Archives: pre-Med

What to Expect as a Pre-Med

what to expect as a pre-medHello my eager, freshman readers! Today, I’d like to talk about what to expect as a pre-med student (aka step one in becoming a doctor and living your version of the “good life”).

So, you’re super excited to start four years of pre-med awesomeness! Let’s set appropriate expectations for this time in your life.

There will be challenges

The nice thing about being a pre-med student is that you can major in pretty much anything. I have classmates that majored in engineering, art, music, business, Spanish, English and pretty much every other major you can think …

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Back-to-School Pre-Med Resolutions

New School Year Pre-Med Resolutions

Emily and her roommates on the first day of their second year of medical school.

Hello my scholarly pre-med readers! Let’s talk about our pre-med resolutions for this year! Summer is winding down and for many of you sophomores, juniors and seniors, that means it’s time to head back to school. Now, the novelty of college may have worn off and moving back into a dorm room or frat house may not be as exciting as it was your freshman year. You may be dreading classes such as Organic Chemistry or Cell Physiology (a notedly difficult …

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Pre-Med Study Abroad Questions Answered, Part 2

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Emily is enjoying some downtime while studying abroad.

Hello again my pre-med study abroad readers! In part 1 of this post, we talked about the specifics of who, where, when, and how long to study abroad. In part 2, I’d love to discuss how studying abroad makes you a better pre-med student, better medical school applicant, and a better physician.  These experiences can make it possible to live your version of the “good life” sooner rather than later. 

A Better Pre-Med Student:

Have you ever experienced studying burnout? The demanding schedule of a pre-medical …

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Pre-Med Study Abroad Questions Answered-Part 1

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Emily’s most recent study abroad experience was learning medical Spanish in Costa Rica.

Hello my travel-hungry readers! Today I’d like to start a two-part series on the importance of studying abroad as a pre-med. One of the big questions with regards to the changes made on the 2015 MCAT is, how will students be able to fit in the new required coursework? Many students are worried that they’ll have to sacrifice important learning opportunities such as studying abroad or extracurriculars in their journey to become a physician.

This article will tackle the pre-med study abroad questions …

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Questions From a Future Physician: Is Effective Healthcare Limited by Cost?

 

Future Physician in Costa RicaHola estudiantes! Frequently in the U.S., I am faced with the question “what good is the best doctor, if the patients can’t afford to pay for their healthcare or their prescriptions?” In Costa Rica, within a few hours and using my broken Spanish, I was faced with the same question.

As a member of CU-UNITE, a track at my medical school, which focuses on working with medically under-served populations, I think it’s crucial to have the skills to communicate with a diverse group of patients. This past summer I spent a month in …

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Meet Our Guests for Kaplan’s The Pulse This Monday

So you chose a few medical schools, and you have your top choice. But how do you make sure that you’re accepted into the school of your choice? Well, it’ not easy. That’s why Kaplan has announced our two hour special programing of The Pulse that will feature a panel discussion and answers from questions that come directly from you. These two hours can help you learn exactly what you need to make it into the medical school of your dreams. But don’t trust us, take a look at the great list of guests that will …

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Performing My First Physical Exam

EMILY HAUSE - Physical Exam - KaplanHello my excited readers! I did something fun and new today that I want to share with you. Today, I performed my first physical exam on a patient. To be fair, the exam was performed in a testing scenario, so my patient was healthy, grading me, and the exam had to be performed in fifteen minutes or less. Regardless, after nine weeks of memorizing the minutiae of the human body, it was nice to feel like I was doing something that resembled my conception of what the daily life of a physician involves.

The way it’s …

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11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Health & Pre-Medical National Conference October 12 – 13

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Kaplan is the exclusive test prep partner of the UC Davis Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference!

Want to get an inside look at what happens over the most in depth pre-health weekend around? Check out their youtube channel! Don’t forget their twitter feed as well!

Lets take a closer look!

 

 

There is still time to register! Don’t delay!

Is you are unable to attend the AAMC will be running some live workshops to stream. Don’t miss it!

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11th Annual UC Davis Pre-Health & Pre-Medical National Conference

Register TodayKaplan is proud to be the exclusive test prep partner of the UC Davis Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference!

Attend the 11th Annual Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference October 12th and 13th! With over 1100 speakers, 110 Medical Schools, 200 workshops and experts from all aspects of the application and test prep process, this is an event you can’t afford to miss it!

Kaplan, the exclusive Test Prep sponsor of the UC Davis Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Professions Conference, is giving away books, expert advice and test taking tips. Register to attend the conference today!

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Tightrope Time Part 2: Balancing Life in Medical School

Tightrope_(5893328472)Hello my crazy-busy pre-med readers! Last week I listed out the different categories that I use to prioritize my different activities and I promised that this week I would lay out exactly how succeed at balancing life in medical school. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to wedge all of your important activities into your busy schedule and find balance as a pre-med or medical student.

1. Lay out your musts. That means you need to start your schedule by laying out priorities. That means including things like class-time, volunteer commitments, important family or friend events

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