Everyone knows that you have to graduate medical school to become a medical doctor. Less obvious are the actual steps required to get into medical school. Amy and Mike invited author and med school student Elisabeth Fassas to clarify what every pre-med major should know.
What are five things you will learn in this episode?
- What classes and majors should pre-med students consider?
- Why should pre-med students do as much job shadowing as possible?
- What is the optimal plan for taking the MCAT?
- What is the ideal application timeline and can a gap year fit in?
- What major lesson learned through the med school process should be considered at the start of the journey?
MEET OUR GUEST
Elisabeth Fassas graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and the London School of Economics with a MA in International Health Policy . Elisabeth initially intended to take a single gap year before attending medical school, applying at the end of her senior year of college. However, when the time came, she requested a deferral of her admission for an extra year to work with McKinsey & Co. as a junior research analyst. She is the author of Making Pre-Med Count. Elizabeth began her medical school career this past fall at the University of Maryland Medical School.
Find Elisabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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