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MemberOctober 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm5331 Stars
Heya Vanshika! It’s been a little over a year since those two internship opportunities came up, I was wondering what you decided to go with?
MemberDecember 19, 2020 at 9:40 pm5331 Stars
Great Case! Without spoiling anything, the physical exam and lab findings tell you all you need to know…
MemberNovember 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm5331 Stars
The Berkley Review: This is a tremendous, but dense, resource. It comes in a few forms, you can take the in-person classes, which are exclusive to the West Coast. The online classes which I wish were an option when I was studying, and the self-study course which are just the books. The classes are rather expensive at $1,995, but the instruction is top-notch. If you want to buy just the books that’ll set you back $375.00
When I was studying for the MCAT, these classes were widely regarded as the gold standard. However, like I said before it’s all very dense. A lot of people use the books to review key points and to do problems. One thing you learn fast in medical school is that more problems = higher scores.
My advice. Get what you can afford, but definitely get a copy of the books to read concepts and do timed problem sets. People who master the Berkley Review content tend to score significantly higher then others.
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 2:56 pm5331 Stars
Welcome Riya! Let us know how the application process is going! We’re rooting for you 🙂 Competitive Bhangra also sounds awesome
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 2:38 pm5331 Stars
Congrats on graduating Amin! LMK if there’s anything we can do at PBT to help you this year! You thinking of further exploring your exercise science interests in a field like sports medicine or PM&R?
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm5331 Stars
Hey Fareeda! Psychology is huge and especially important as I think we’re all seeing this year. Definitely take a look at Medical Schools that have Music in Medicine Programs. I think they’d especially prize your musical abilities – might give you a leg up. I know RowanSOM has such a program, and we have several musicians here.
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 2:16 pm5331 Stars
Yusra! Sorry I’m catching up on replying to people’s intro posts!
Pediatrics is an awesome field. I think if I wasn’t so certain about psych, I might be applying peds this cycle. I gotta say, as a pediatric resident your immune system must get so strong lol. Even if you don’t go straight peds, there are so many fellowships! Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric PM&R, Child and Adolescent Psych, just to name a few. And of course delivering babies during OBGYN is an incredible experience too. Ahh, so many options!
Anyway, let us know if we help at all or if you want to pick our brains about specialties or MCAT prep as you move frmo sophomore to junior years 🙂
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 2:04 pm5331 Stars
I love all the Cell bio / neuro science / psychology majors! I’m sending you a message to get you in touch with another medical student who I think you’d really like connecting with. He’s right on track for psychiatry too. Also fee free to reach out to Nathan Carroll, one of our CEOs. He’s applying psych right now and will be starting residency in July!
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm5331 Stars
Heya Noor! Cell Bio, Neuroscience, and Business Admin is such a great combo. LMK if you want to talk ever about MBA dual degree programs in medical school.
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 1:58 pm5331 Stars
Hey Aashi! Sorry I’m catching up on replies today, Welcome to BreakThru! Temple is a great school, I had the good fortune to rotate with some Temple Medical students at St. Lukes. Feel free to reach out anytime with questions or if you need any advice as you move into the application cycle!
MemberDecember 9, 2020 at 1:57 pm5331 Stars
Welcome Maithily! These are really great goals and a BA in Modern languages is really going to stand out on the interview trail. Let us know if you want some contact info of medical students and residents currently in the Army National Guard, they can give you some insight into their experiences and what kinds of benefits you can apply for.
Great having you here!
MemberNovember 28, 2020 at 9:04 pm5331 Stars
Just wanted to say, that this is a great find by Janaya. If I knew about it as a pre-med I’d definitely have taken advantage of it!
MemberNovember 20, 2020 at 11:54 pm5331 Stars
These are great goals! I know a lot of people underestimate the MCAT and then are rudely surprised by their first standardized exam. One of the nice things is that studying for the MCAT will definitely be a preview of the type of studying you’ll need to do for the Step 1 / Level 1!
Keep up the great work on the goals!