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Applying to medical school can be a very complex and confusing process! All Access: Med School Admissions by Christian Essman, Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, brings listeners into informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues from medical schools across the US. Christian and his guests try to bring transparency to the medical school application process and help prospective applicants put themselves in the best position to be a competitive applicant.

More info at: https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess

All Access: Med School Admission‪s‬ Case Western Reserve University

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Applying to medical school can be a very complex and confusing process! All Access: Med School Admissions by Christian Essman, Senior Director of Admissions & Financial Aid at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, brings listeners into informative and entertaining conversations between admissions colleagues from medical schools across the US. Christian and his guests try to bring transparency to the medical school application process and help prospective applicants put themselves in the best position to be a competitive applicant.

More info at: https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess

    Part 2 Inspiration & Instruction

    Part 2 Inspiration & Instruction

    This is part 2 of the first two episodes for 2021 in which I want to start the year off with some inspiration and instruction for my listeners as many of you get ready to embark on the next application cycle. Dr. Kolberg has advised thousands of students and the advising team at Notre Dame have a robust program to prepare and support their students through the premed process.  I heard from some of my listeners that they don’t have an advisor so I wanted to bring some of her knowledge and tips directly to you.
    Have a question for the show, school suggestion, or just want to say hi? Send it to: allaccess@case.edu
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    RESOURCES:
    AAMC Letters Writer Guidelines
    NAAHP Student Resources
    Texas Health Education Service
    Medical School Admissions Requirements Guide
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    Part 1 Inspiration & Instruction

    Part 1 Inspiration & Instruction

    As medical schools begin to wind down the 2020-2021 interview season and application, we know that the next cycle is right around the corner.  As these are the first two episodes of 2021, I wanted to begin the year with a two part series that is dedicated to inspiration and instruction for the next group of applicants that are preparing to apply this spring.  
    The conversation you’re going to hear today is about inspiration and a little bit of advice about virtual interviewing.  My guest is Dr. Michael Anderson who has had a very interesting career - from high stakes care in the pediatric critical care unit to leading a large children’s hospital to advising leaders of our government.  Dr. Anderson and I want to bring this conversation to pre-medical students so you can understand all the different career possibilities that medicine can bring you such as Clinician, Educator, Researcher, Advocate, Health System leader, among others.
    Have a question for the show, school suggestion, or just want to say hi? Send it to: allaccess@case.edu
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    RESOURCES:
    HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
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    • 54 min
    Seeing A New Reality with Hololens at CWRU

    Seeing A New Reality with Hololens at CWRU

    We're deviating from the usual programming of chatting with a medical school admissions person and bringing you a winter break bonus episode!  This a rather entertaining and fascinating conversation with our Associate Dean for Admissions, Dr. Lina Mehta, and, Dr. Mark Griswold, Professor of Radiology at CWRU, surrounding the application of Microsoft Hololens at our medical school and beyond.
    Have a question for the show, school suggestion, or just want to say hi? Send it to: allaccess@case.edu
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    RESOURCES:
    Microsoft Hololens
    Microsoft Hololens YouTube channel
    CWRU School of Medicine HoloAnatomy video
    Hololens during COVID @ CWRU video
    CWRU Interactive Commons
    CONTACT:
    casemed-admissions@case.edu

    • 56 min
    The University of Colorado School of Medicine

    The University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Colorado - Home to gorgeous landscapes, wildlife, hiking, mountain biking, horse-riding, skiing to canoeing, and the only allopathic medical school in the state - The University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Listen in on my conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Soohoo, the Assistant Dean of Admissions, as he discusses an exciting new curriculum coming this year along with an in depth discussion regarding their admissions process and what they are looking for in their prospective students. 
    Send me your recommendations for an admissions-related topic that you’d like me to discuss in a future episode! Send it to: allaccess@case.edu 
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Doc Opera 2020: Trauma Mia!  December 12, 2020
    RESOURCES:
    The University of Colorado School of Medicine
    New TREK Curriculum
    Mentored Scholarly Activity
    Anschutz Medical Campus
    DR. SOOHOO’S RECOMMENDATION:
    The Nocturnists Podcast
    CONTACT:
    somadmin@ucdenver.edu

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

    This episode brings you to the Gateway City of St. Louis, Missouri and the Washington University School of Medicine.  Wash U SOM has had a lot of new and exciting things going on at their School, including a curricular renewal and a new scholarship program.  Listen in as Matt Taitt, the Director of Admissions, and I discuss all of these new changes and, most importantly, their admissions process and what they are looking for in their applicants.
    Like what you're hearing on this show? Be sure to hit 'Subscribe' so that you get future episodes as soon as they drop.  Leave a comment too!
    Have a question for the show, school suggestion, or just want to say hi? Send it to: allaccess@case.edu
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    RESOURCES:
    Washington University School of Medicine
    Gateway Curriculum
    New Scholarship Program
    Financial Planning NAAHP Find an Advisor
    Virtual Fair:  AAMC Minority Student Virtual Medical School Fair on November, 20, 2020.  Register Here 
    MATT'S RECOMMENDATIONS:
    Podcasts:
    Up First by NPR
    It Was Said by John Meachum
    Ask a Cycling Coach
    Books: 
    Blackhawk Down by Mark Bowden
    CONTACT:
    mdadmissions@wustl.edu

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The University of Minnesota Medical School

    The University of Minnesota Medical School

    THE DYNAMIC DUO! In this episode we have not one but TWO guests from the University of Minnesota Medical School where they share with us interesting and innovative highlights of their curriculum and admissions processes.  We hear from the Associate Dean for Admissions, Dimple Patel, and the Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Dr. Katherine Murray, as they walk us through all of the interesting aspects of this medical school.  UMMS is making some bold advances in admissions and training of medical students.
    Like what you're hearing on this show? Be sure to hit 'Subscribe' so that you get future episodes as soon as they drop.  Leave a comment too!
    Have a question for the show, school suggestion, or just want to say hi? Send it to: allaccess@case.edu.
    Visit https://case.edu/medicine/allaccess for more information on this episode and others.
    RESOURCES:
    University of Minnesota Medical School
    AAMC’s Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students
    University of Minnesota Essential and Desired Qualities
    MCAT Optional FAQS and Advising Guidance
    Longitudinal Integrated Pathways
    Flex MD Program
    Research at Minnesota
    White Coats for Black Lives
    RECOMMENDATIONS:
    Dr. Murray:
    Poetry Unbound by Pádraig Ó Tuama 
    Dean Patel:
    The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
    CONTACT: 
    The University of Minnesota Admissions Team

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

JewelleH ,

Amazing!

Love your podcast!!

Steve Gendi ,

GOAT

Christian Essman is the GOAT (as well as Dr. Mehta, Tom McKenzie, and the rest of the admissions team). This podcast was new when I was applying to medical school, and I loved watching them. There is so much helpful info in each episode!
- Current med student

MDMD19 ,

Such a great resource for pre-med students

I am actively applying to medical schools and always listen to episodes diving into the details of what the schools want before starting my secondary applications. Not only does this help me to identify what I should highlight about myself and my experiences but I also learn so much about what the schools value and what their program is like, helping me understand if the school is right for me. All students applying should use this resource as they are determining where they want to apply to and how to best present what qualities they offer to the program.

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