NATIONAL PREMED DAY 2021
Keynote: Sampson Davis, MD
Dr. Davis is an Emergency Medicine Physician at several New Jersey hospitals. Dr. Davis is a NY Times best-selling author and has co-authored The Pact, We Beat the Street and The Bond. In 2013, Dr. Davis released “Living and Dying in Brick City – An ER Doctor Returns Home.”
In 2000, during his residency, Dr. Davis along with his two best friends felt the burning need to give back and created The Three Doctors Foundation. Operating on the premise of H.E.L.M. (health, education, leadership and mentoring), their non-profit organization offers a series of free public programs to communities throughout the calendar year.
Navigating the Premed Journey
⊕ Extracurriculars: When, Where, and Why?
⊕ I Got In [Panel]
⊕ It’s Never Too Late: The Nontraditional Premed Path
⊕ Live Openly about your Mental Health
⊕ Study with Precision
⊕ Timeline of Premed Years
⊕ What is Med School Really Like? [Panel]
Diversity in medicine
⊕ Being LGBTQIA+ in the Medical Community
⊕ Black Men in White Coats
⊕ Disabilities in Healthcare
⊕ From DACA to Doctor
⊕ From Hood to MD
⊕ Structural Racism & Sexism in Medicine
⊕ Women of Color in Medicine
Applications and Admissions
⊕ Am I Ready?
⊕ Application Renovation
⊕ Applying as an International Applicant
⊕ Applying to Texas Med Schools
⊕ CASPer Changes Coming
⊕ Get the Most out of your Pre-Health Advisor
⊕ How is COVID Affecting Admissions?
⊕ How to Pay for your Medical Education
⊕ How to Prep for the MCAT
NATIONAL PREMED DAY KICKOFF
Welcome! What can you expect from today? What are you most excited for? What do you hope to learn? Come join us and share your thoughts and questions.
Sampson Davis is an infectious, compelling storyteller that all should hear. His true rags-to-riches journey leaves audiences inspired and filled with motivation. Growing up in one of America’s toughest cities, he made the transition from life-threatening quarters to a highly sought-after professional speaker, best-selling author and specially skilled, life-saving physician.
APPLYING AS AN INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT
Applying to medical school is tough enough – it’s even tougher when you’re an international student. Only 48 American institutions consider international applicants, and they accept them at about half the rate of U.S. citizens. Come hear from someone who has not only gotten in but formed a mentorship group to help others follow his path.
DISABILITIES IN HEALTHCARE
GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR PREMED ADVISOR
What courses fulfill my prerequisites? What courses should I take beyond prereqs to do best on MCAT? To be most prepared for med school? Does my school do a committee letter? These are questions that your pre-health advisor can answer! Come learn how to form a valuable relationship with someone who is a key part of your premed process.
TIMELINE OF PREMED YEARS
Many of the timelines for premeds assume you’re doing 4 years of college, then going straight to med school. Rachel and the Mappd team are going to flip that on its head and help you count down to med school, regardless of your starting point.
WOMEN OF COLOR IN MEDICINE
“I want the world to be better because I was here.” – Will Smith.
This is a quote the Egwuatu sisters live by. There is no denying that medicine was a calling for Patricia and Stephanie Egwuatu. Since childhood, the two sisters have been on a journey to make positive change in healthcare, mentor future physicians of color, and lead with their passion for health equity for all.
BLACK MEN IN WHITE COATS
Fewer black men applied to medical school in 2014 than in 1978 and black men have the lowest life expectancy in the United States. With only 2% of American doctors being black men, this comes as no surprise. Dale Okorodudu, MD, dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences on society at large.
CASPER CHANGES COMING
Casper is an online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT). It asks what you would do in a tough situation, and more importantly, why. There will be some changes coming for the 2021-2022 cycle, and Dr. Kelly Dore is here to explain them all!
LIVE OPENLY ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Logan Noon is a fourth-year medical student who lives with bipolar disorder. His podcast is about finding comfort with living openly with mental health. Stress, sleep, studying are hard for all premeds and harder for folks with mental health struggles. Let’s talk about coping.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: THE NONTRADITIONAL PREMED PATH
People start med school in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s! The road may not be smooth or short, but you’ve acquired wisdom and maturity. Let’s talk about how to get started, how to find resources, and how to stay motivated.
Application Renovation is a series from Dr. Ryan Gray of Meded Media, dedicated to helping students figure out why they didn’t get into medical school and showing them (and you) what you need to do to improve an application for the next cycle!
STRUCTURAL RACISM & SEXISM IN MEDICINE
FROM DACA TO DOCTOR
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR MEDICAL EDUCATION
There’s no getting around how expensive medical school is. Is there a way out of this mountain of debt?
STUDY WITH PRECISION
Come learn about a study method designed for the rapid pace of med school that helps you efficiently move the information into your long-term memories for retrieval as needed.
Do you need protein? Water? A little stretching? We bet you do! See you again in 30 minutes.