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NATIONAL PREMED DAY 2021

E.R. Physician, Inspirational Speaker, and Best-Selling Author
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.

“LIVING AND DYING IN BRICK CITY – AN ER DOCTOR RETURNS HOME”
We’ve invited the biggest names in the premed world to share their secrets for getting into medical school. This year, we’re introducing 3 new tracks:
Navigating the Premed Journey

Extracurriculars: When, Where, and Why?

I Got In [Panel]

It’s Never Too Late: The Nontraditional Premed Path

Keeping Track of Your Premed Progress

Study with Precision

Timeline of Premed Years

What is Med School Really Like? [Panel]

Diversity in Medicine

⊕ Anything Can Happen – MiMentor Panel

⊕ Black Men in White Coats

Disabilities in Healthcare

From Hood to MD

Guide to Med School as an LGBTQ+ Applicant

⊕ Live Openly about your Mental Health

“Over-Represented” in Medicine? Let’s Talk About It.

Applications and Admissions

⊕ Am I Ready to Apply to Med School?

Application Renovation

Applying as an International Applicant

Applying to Texas Med Schools

From TakeCasper to TakeAltus: Changes for 2021-2022

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

Plus: a mini Track for pre-pa Students

A Day in the Life of a Surgical PA

Top 10 Pre-PA FAQs

Join more than 10,000 premeds for
8 hours of INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

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.

9:50 am – 10:00 am ET

Ryan Gray, MD

Rachel Grubbs

James Scott Wright, EdD

Co-Founder | Mappd

Co-Founder | Mappd

VP, Advising | Mappd

KEYNOTE

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.

10:00 am – 10:45 am ET

Sampson Davis, MD

ER Physician | The Three Doctors | Best Selling Author, “Living and Dying in Brick City”

AM I READY?
A former director of admissions takes an in-depth look at a potential med school applicant, voices any concerns, and gives a verdict of “Green Light,” “Yellow Light,” or “Red Light” on whether that student is ready to apply to med school.
10:45 am – 11:30 am ET

James Scott Wright, EdD

VP, Academic Advising | Mappd

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.

10:45 am – 11:30 am ET

Azan Virji, MD

Med Student, Financial Aid Committee Student Rep | Harvard Medical School

LIVE OPENLY ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Logan Noone 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.

10:45 am – 11:30 am ET

Logan Noone, MD

Rachel Grubbs

Resident | Rowan University

Co-Founder | Mappd

LATINX in Health Care

Join to hear from a panel of speakers from MiMentor, a group dedicated to mentoring the next generation of diverse healthcare professionals.  Each speaker will share her own story, but the unifying theme is “Anything can happen.”

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Sonia Mendoza

Erycka Webb, MD/MPH

Griselda Aguilar

Mariela Magana

Mithi del Rosario, MD

Veronica Contreras, MD

MiMentor

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.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Varinia Grannum, MSEd

Assistant Dean, Center for University Advising | Hofstra University

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.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Rachel Grubbs

Co-Founder | Mappd

From Takecasper to takealtus: changes coming in 2021-2022

Casper, the online open-response situational judgment test (SJT) long used for admission into medical school has a new home: TakeAltus.com. With Casper now part of the Altus Suite of assessments, Dr. Kelly Dore will shed light on updates to Casper and answer all your questions about the new non-cognitive requirements for your medical school applications this year.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Kelly Dore, PhD

Co-Founder, VP Growth | Altus Assessments

KEEPING TrACK OF YOUR PREMED (and Pre-PA) PROGRESS

The prehealth professional path is long and complicated.  It’s hard enough to do all the work, let alone to keep track of what needs doing.  Join us for a demonstration of Mappd and a conversation about tracking progress on the road to a career in health care.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Rachel Grubbs

COO, Co-Founder | Mappd

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.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Joon Kim, EdD

Program Director, Advisor | Keck Graduate Institute

APPLICATION RENOVATION

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!

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Ryan Gray, MD

CEO, Co-Founder | Mappd

Disabilities in healthcare

How do we combat health inequities and improve access to care and services for patients with disabilities? How do we advocate for accessibility, resources, and disability services for our health care providers, above and beyond that required by law?

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Peter Poullos, MD

Clinical Associate Professor | Stanford

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.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Kathleen Straker, MEd

Academic Coach, Educational Consultant | Vital Study Skills

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.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Dale Okorodudu, MD

Founder | Black Men in White Coats

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? Is there a way to plan ahead?

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Meagan Landress

Certified Student Loan Professional | Student Loan Planner

“OVER-REPRESENTED” IN MEDICINE?  LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.

This session gets at the awkward but necessary conversations about race and gender and the admissions process.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Sunny Nakae PhD

Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Partnership | California University of Science and Medicine, SOM

BREAK

Do you need protein? Water? A little stretching? We bet you do! See you again in 30 minutes.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET
APPLYING TO TEXAS MED SCHOOLS
Did you know that the Texas was the first to offer a centralized application service for medical admissions? They’ve been innovating this process since 1968. Come get your Texas specific questions answered by the leaders of TMDSAS.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Matthew Meeks

Enrique Jasso, MA

Executive Director | TMDSAS

Associate Director | Texas Health Education Service

EXTRACURRICULARS: WHEN, WHERE, & WHY?
Your Extra-Curriculars (or ECs) are not a simple checklist to “look good” on your application. How you can find meaningful experiences? How can you fit them in while juggling all your other demands?
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Caleb Marsh MEd

Admissions Director, Advisor | Temple University

HOW TO PREP FOR THE MCAT
Those who fail to plan, plan to fail. There are many ways to prep for the MCAT – online, with a study group, in a live online class, with a tutor. What successful plans have in common are structure, consistency, and self-analysis.
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Hunter Enright

MCAT Course Instructor | Blueprint

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SURGICAL PA
In his current role at the Spine and Pain Center of San Antonio, Matt Musick Surgical PA, works closely with a health care team of MDs, DOs, NPs, RNs, and fellow PA-Cs. Come hear him speak for a perspective on a day in the life of a Surgical Physician Assistant and how PAs and MDs collaborate.
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Matt Musick, PA-C

PA | San Antonio Spine Center

Guide to Med School as an LGBTQ+ Applicant

How much of your story do you tell? How do you find schools that are a good fit for you? How can you be a good ally? Let’s discuss.

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Daniel Parker

Sabina Spigner

MS4, Co-Director | Medical Student Pride Alliance

MS2, Executive Director | Medical Student Pride Alliance

I GOT IN
Everyone loves a good success story. Hear from a few students who are starting med school this year.
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Lorenzo Canseco

Samia Daghestani

Lydiah Mpyisi

Incoming MS1 | UTHSC San Antonio Long SOM

Incoming MS1 | Baylor COM

Incoming MS1 | University of Missouri, Columbia SOM

HOW IS COVID AFFECTING ADMISSIONS?
How is COVID-19 affecting admissions for the 2021-2022 cycle and beyond?
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm ET

Leila E. Harrison, PhD, MA, MEd

Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs | Washington State University Elson S. Floyd COM

From Hood to MD
What happens after 6 gap years, 3 application cycles, 5 MCAT attempts, an undergraduate science GPA of 2.69, a master’s degree, 8 med school interviews, and 3 WL? For Bryan Torres, it ends with acceptance to his top choice med school!
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm ET

Bryan Torres, MS

Incoming MS1 | Tulane University SOM

TOP 10 PRE-PA FAQS
Your most burning questions answered. Rodeline Joseph works with future Physician Assistants every week through both Medsembly and Medical School Headquarters’ eShadowing for PAs. She’s compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions and will be answering them live plus taking more questions from the audience.
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm ET

Rodeline Joseph, PA-C

Founder | Medsembly

WHAT IS MED SCHOOL REALLY LIKE?
Hear from 4 speakers – 3 medical students and 1 graduate about the year of medical school they just completed for a first-hand, current look at life in medical school.
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm ET

Angela Rutkowski

Joel Bervell

JP Scott

Chad Richards, DO

MS1 | Rush Medical College

MS2 | Washington State University COM

MS3 | Ross University SOM

MS4 | Nova Southeastern University

NATIONAL PREMED DAY WRAPUP
What did we learn? What’s next for you on your journey?  Also, giveaway winner announcements!
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

Ryan Gray, MD

Rachel Grubbs

James Scott Wright, EdD

CEO, Co-Founder | Mappd

COO, Co-Founder | Mappd

VP, Academic Advising | Mappd

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