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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

⊕ 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

Plus: a mini Track for pre-pa Students

A Day in the Life: PA vs. MD/DO

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, Ed.D

CEO, Co-Founder | Mappd

COO, Co-Founder | Mappd

VP, Academic 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

E.R. 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, Ed.D

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

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

DISABILITIES IN HEALTHCARE
10:45 am – 11:30 am ET
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
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

COO, Co-Founder | Mappd

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.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm ET

Patricia Egwuatu, DO

Stephanie Egwuatu

Family Medicine Physician | Kaiser

MS4 | Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

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.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Dale Okorodudu, MD

Founder | Black Men in White Coats

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!

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Kelly Dore

Co-Founder, VP Growth | Altus Assessments

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.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Logan Noone

Rachel Grubbs

Resident, PGY1 | Rowan University

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

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

STRUCTURAL RACISM & SEXISM IN MEDICINE
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET

Sunny Nakae

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

FROM DACA TO DOCTOR
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET
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?

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Meagan Landress

Certified Student Loan Professional | Student Loan Planner

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.

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Kathleen Straker

Academic Coach, Educational Consultant | The Straker Group, LLC

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, Ed.D

Enrique Jasso

Executive Director | TMDSAS

Associate Director | Texas Health Education Service

EXTRACURRICULARS: WHEN, WHERE, & WHY?
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ET

Caleb Marsh

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
A DAY IN THE LIFE: PA VS. MD/DO
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm ET
BEING LGBTQIA+ IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm ET

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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

Incoming MS1 | Tulane University SOM

TOP 10 PRE-PA FAQS
Your most burning questions answered.
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

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?
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET

Ryan Gray, MD

Rachel Grubbs

James Scott Wright, Ed.D

CEO, Co-Founder | Mappd

COO, Co-Founder | Mappd

VP, Academic Advising | Mappd

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OUR AMAZING speakers
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Ryan Gray, MD
CEO, Meded Media
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Rachel Grubbs
COO, Mappd
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James Scott Wright, EdD
VP, Academic Advising, Mappd
Rodeline Joseph
Rodeline Joseph, PA-C
CEO, Medsembly
Sunny Nakae
Sunny Nakae, MSW, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Partnership, California University of Science and Medicine-School of Medicine
Kelly Dore, PhD
Kelly Dore, PhD
Co-Founder Altus Assessments, Associate Professor at McMaster
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Enrique Jasso, Jr.
Associate Director, Texas Health Education Service
Dale Okorodudu, MD
Dale Okorodudu, MD
Founder, Black Men in White Coats
Caleb D Marsh
Caleb D. Marsh
Admissions Director & Advisor, Temple University
Meagan Landress
Meagan Landress
Certified Student Loan Professional, Student Loan Planner
Joel Bervell
Joel Bervell
Medical Student
Chad Richards
Chad Richards
Medical Student
Kathleen Straker
Kathleen Straker
Academic Coach & Educational Consultant to Universities and Health Science Centers, The Straker Group, LLC
Ever Arias, MD
Ever Arias, MD
Internal Medicine Resident
Leila Harrison, PhD, MA, MEd
Leila Harrison, PhD, MA, MEd
Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Logan Noone, MD
Logan Noone, MD
Psychiatry Resident
Lydiah Mpyisi
Lydiah Mpyisi
Incoming Medical Student
JP Morgan
JP Scott
Medical Student
Lorenzo Canseco
Lorenzo Canseco
Incoming Medical Student
Angela Rutkowski
Angela Rutkowski
Medical Student
Azan Virji
Azan Virji
Medical Student, Financial Aid Committee Student Rep at HMS
Joon Kim, EdD
Joon Kim, EdD
Program Director & Advisor, Keck Graduate Institute
Bryan Torres
Bryan Torres
Incoming Medical Student
Samia Daghestani
Samia Daghestani
Incoming Medical Student
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