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The MEDucate program's Application Aspects webinar series serves to provide pre-health students the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of how to prepare for medical school applications and beyond. Students that have undergone the process will discuss topics including research, clinical and non-clinical extracurriculars, personal statements, activity descriptions, shadowing, secondaries, interview prep, gap years, and so much more! These videos will be accompanied by information packets and templates that can be accessed on our website anytime for you to revisit throughout your premed journey. Join us for an opportunity to learn about how to optimize your success as a future healthcare professional!

Application Aspects

Webinar Series


MEDucate #1: Research

Meet Madeline Bright, a University Medalist from UC Davis who is currently a clinical research coordinator at the Stanford Cancer Institute and an MD/PhD Candidate.

Madeline will go into an introduction to research and how to get involved. 

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MEDucate #2: Clinical Experience

Meet Paige Adams, a graduate from UC San Diego who worked as a medical assistant at a dermatology clinic and will be attending medical school in the Fall. 

Paige will talk about her clinical experience both paid and unpaid. 

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MEDucate #3: Medical School App.

Meet Tony Chang, a medical student at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Services. He hopes to use his MPH to advocate for Health Equity. 

Tony will talk about his experience through the medical school application process. 

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MEDucate #4: Shadowing & MCAT

Meet Shikhar Tripathi, a gold medalist medical student and a medical researcher. He is actively involved in academic medicine and is currently a research associate and extern-student.

Shikhar will talk about the importance of shadowing and MCAT Preparation. 


MEDucate #5: Volunteering

Meet Darian Dozier, a graduate from the University of Tulsa and currently a third year medical student at Sam Houston State University of Osteopathic Medicine.

Darian will talk about her experiences such as volunteering, work, etc. 

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MEDucate #6: Med Schools & LOR

Meet Molly Lavaud, a graduate of Florida State University and currently a first-year medical student at Emory University School of Medicine.

Molly will be talking about choosing between medical schools and letters of recommendation. 

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MEDucate #7: PS & Activity Writing

Meet Aprile Bertomo, a recent graduate from Cornell University and a current Medical Assistant who will be attending medical school starting this July!

Aprile will be talking about the personal statement and how to write activities down.

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MEDucate #8: PS & Secondaries

Meet Maria Sckaff, a recent graduate from UC San Diego as a Bioengineer, who is now attending medical school at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Maria will be talking about the personal statement and the secondary essays.

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MEDucate #9: Gap Years  

Meet Ellyn Prusinowski, a recent graduate from the University of Scranton, who is now a first-year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. 

Ellyn will be talking about what to do during your gap year. 

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