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NATIONAL PREMED DAY
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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT
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What can you expect to learn from
NATIONAL PREMED DAY

We’ve invited the biggest names in the premed world to share their secrets for getting into medical school.

Here’s just a hint of what you can expect:

Mapping your premed years

⊕ Gaining experience post-COVID

Secret study habits of the 99th percentile

Standing out as a minority in medicine

Nontrads: 40+ in medical school

Building a study plan for the MCAT

Picking and paying for medical school

⊕ Doubling-down with dual-degrees

Anatomy of a successful applicant

Telling your story throughout the process

Unspooked by CASPer the SJT

Resuming, recovering, and reapplying

Plus: What is Medical School REALLY like?

Hear the truth from current medICAL students.

Join more than 2,500 premeds for
12 hours of INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
NATIONAL PREMED DAY KICKOFF

A welcome from Dr Ryan Gray. 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.

10:00 am – 10:30 am EDT

Ryan Gray, MD

Mappd CEO and Co-Founder

THE PREMED ROADMAP: WHAT YOU NEED TO DO EACH YEAR

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.

10:30 am – 11:00 am EDT

Rachel Grubbs

Mappd COO and Co-Founder

FLASHCARDS AND SO MUCH MORE: STUDY STRATEGIES FOR PREMED AND BEYOND

Looking for a fool-proof way to create and study flashcards? Wishing your study time was more efficient? Wondering how to push yourself as hard as you can and still stay sane? Prerak has been there and figured out what works for him, and he’s going to share.

11:00 am – 11:30 am EDT

Prerak

MD/MBA Student, Yale

ALL THINGS EXTRACURRICULAR: CLINICAL, SHADOWING, VOLUNTEERING AND MORE!

Hear from someone who has helped thousands of students get into med school talk about extracurricular activities — how to find them, what to avoid, what to be sure to do.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Joanne Snapp, MSEd

UC Davis, Advising

MINORITIES IN MEDICINE: RESOURCES, REPRESENTATION, AND WHAT TO KNOW
12:00 pm – 12:30 am EDT

Brandon Henry, MD
Tyree Winters, DO
Italo Brown, MD, MPH

Tour4Diversity

YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO BE A DOCTOR: THE NONTRADITIONAL PREMED JOURNEY

People start med school in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s! The road may not be smooth or short, but the advantage of your age is that you’ve acquired wisdom, maturity, and tenacity. Let’s talk about how to get started, how to find resources, and how to stay motivated.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Kain Lentine, MD

Resident, Internal Medicine

MCAT PREP: PLANNING THE WORK AND WORKING THE PLAN

Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. There are many ways to prep for the MCAT – on your own, with a study group, in a class, online, with a tutor. What successful plans have in common are structure and consistency and self-analysis.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Phil Hawkins

Blueprint MCAT

INTERMISSION
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
CHOOSING YOUR MED SCHOOL: HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A SCHOOL LIST THE RIGHT WAY

Average MCAT and average GPA is not where it’s at. What are the pitfalls in looking at schools that way? What should you be considering instead?

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD

Assoc Dean, UC Riverside

HOW TO PAY FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL (AND NOT BE IN DEBT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE)

There’s no getting around how expensive medical school is. Is there a way out of this mountain of debt?

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

Travis Hornsby, CFA

Student Loan Planner, Financial Coach

IS A DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM RIGHT FOR YOU? MD/PHD, MD/MPH, AND BEYOND!

Thinking of a career in academic investigative medicine? Thinking of combining your degree in medicine with a degree in Public Health, Law? Let’s talk.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Adrienne

MD/PhD Candidate, Maryland

ANATOMY OF A MED SCHOOL APP (AMCAS VS AACOMAS VS TMDSAS)

What do the three centralized application services have in common? What are the key differences? What are the biggest mistakes students make on their applications?

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT

Scott Wright, EdD

Mappd, VP Advising

HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY AS AN APPLICANT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

So you like science and want to help people? That is wonderful… but so does every other med school applicant. Who are you? What’s your story? Ryan Gray MD will offer some tips on telling a story that is compelling and authentic.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm EDT

Ryan Gray, MD

Medical School HQ, CEO

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CASPER

You’ve heard of CASPer and now we have your answers!  What does it entail? Is it required? How can you best prepare for it?

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm EDT

Kelly Dore, PhD

CASPer, Co-Creator

MAPPD

Mappd is building a platform to help navigate the premed journey. Come get a preview of what’s to come and have a chance to shape game-changing resource for future physicians.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EDT

The Vault Team + The Mappd Team

Vault  Innovations + Mappd

INTERMISSION
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm EDT
MISSION ACCEPTED: HOW I GOT IN TO MY FIRST CHOICE MEDICAL SCHOOL

As a premed, sometimes you feel doubts. Are my grades good enough? Scores high enough? How can I convince med schools that I am destined to be a doctor? Meet Maral. She’s going to tell her story which proves that getting in is about more than your numbers.

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

Maral

Rising MS1

SHORT AND SWEET? HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SHORTENED MCAT

Just a few weeks ago, the AAMC announced a change to the MCAT for tests in 2020 from late May to late September. Are you ready for the 2020 MCAT? Phil Hawkins and Caeley Gullet, Senior MCAT Tutors from Blueprint MCAT, are here to help.

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm EDT

Phil Hawkins
Caeley Gullett

Blueprint MCAT

AM I READY TO APPLY? 

Sometimes you know you’re ready to apply.  Sometimes you have to ask yourself, what matters more, applying this year, or getting in whenever I do apply?  In this session, student situations will be assessed and we’ll help you decide – are you ready to apply this year?

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Ryan Gray, MD+ Scott Wright, PhD

Mappd

WHAT IS MED SCHOOL REALLY LIKE? THE FOUR YEARS AHEAD

Hear from 3 medical students and one graduate about the year of medical school they just completed for a first hand, current look at life in medical school.

8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT

MS1: Sabina
MS2: Jamie
MS3: Jessica
OMS4: Tony

Medical Students

CLOSING REMARKS
9:30 pm – 10:00 pm EDT

Ryan Gray, MD

Mappd CEO and Co-Founder

Get to know
OUR Amazing speakers
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Ryan Gray, M.D.
CEO, Meded Media
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Rachel Grubbs
COO, Mappd
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James Scott Wright, Ed.D.
VP, Academic Advising, Mappd
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Prerak
M.D./M.B.A. Candidate
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Joanne Snapp, M.S.Ed.
Director of Health Professions Advising, UC Davis
Brandon Henry
Brandon A. Henry, M.D.
Assistant Director, Tour4Diversity
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Tyree Winters, D.O.
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Italo Brown, M.D., M.P.H.
Kain Lentine
Kain Lentine, M.D.
Resident - Internal Medicine
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Phil Hawkins
MCAT Expert, Blueprint MCAT
Sunny Nakae
Sunny Nakae, M.S.W, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, UCR SOM
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Travis Hornsby, C.F.A.
Founder, Student Loan Planner
Adrienne
Adrienne
M.D./Ph.D. Candidate
Erin
Erin Helbling, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach, AACOM
Enrique-Jasso
Enrique Jasso, Jr.
Associate Director and Podcast Host at Texas Health Education Service
Kelly Dore
Kelly Dore, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Altus Assessments
Leigh Masotti
Leigh Masotti
Operations Manager, Altus Assessments
maral
Maral
Accepted Med Student
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Stefanie Jenkins
Director of Business Development, Vault Innovation
Caeley
Caeley Gullett
Senior MCAT Tutor, Blueprint MCAT
Sabina Spigner
Sabina
Recent MS1
Jamie Noelle Piel
Jamie
Recent MS2
Jessica Daley White
Jessica
Recent MS3
Tony
Tony Swicer, D.O./M.P.H.
Recent OMS4
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