Pluripotent Premed is your audio guide to navigating and conquering the premed years. This podcast breaks down everything you need to know about being a premedical student in Canada, with various series dedicated to the MCAT, med school interview, extracurriculars, and more!
We are Ziad and Christopher, 3rd year medical students at Schulich School of Medicine in London, ON, and we invite you to tune in every Monday for a brand new episode of Pluripotent Premed.
Introducing the 'Alternative Background' series!
Welcome to Season 2 of Pluripotent Premed! This season kicks off with a 10 minute introduction to our Alternative Background series, a collection of episodes where we will invite medical students from a wide range of alternative premed backgrounds onto the show to discuss their journey to medicine. In this episode we give you the outline of what to expect from this new series. Thanks for tuning in to Pluripotent Premed!
Business/Science Dual Undergraduate Degree w/ Russel
This week we kick off our Alternative Background series with Russel, a 3rd year medical student at Schulich School of Medicine! Russ did a dual undergraduate degree in business and science, and on today's episode he talks about his experiences as a premed student on this route. We discuss his experiences with the MCAT, extracurriculars, med school interview, and much more. Russ provides some really valuable advice with regards to studying habits, prioritization skills, and excelling in the med school interview. Thanks for tuning in to Pluripotent Premed!
Non-Science Background w/ Meghan
In episode 2 of our Alternative Background series, Meghan joins us to discuss her experiences as a Music major pursuing medicine! Meghan discusses all aspects of the premed journey, such as the MCAT and medical school interview, and provides valuable insight into what it means to pursue medicine with a non-science background. Furthermore, she tells us her experiences in medical school, and how she plans to use music in her career as a physician. Thanks for tuning in to another week of Pluripotent Premed!
MD/PhD Stream w/ Wendy
We are super grateful this week to be joined by Wendy, an MD/PhD candidate at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry! Wendy walks us through her experiences as a premed and what is required of you to be considered a competitive candidate for the MD/PhD dual degree. We discuss the admission process, the expectations with regards to research, future career directions, and much more. Thanks to Wendy for joining us and thanks to our listeners for tuning in for another week of Pluripotent Premed!
Introducing the 'Medical School Spotlight' series!
Hey premeds! We are back with a super brief episode to let you know about the new series that we are launching today. The 'Medical School Spotlight' series welcomes guests from medical schools all across Canada to talk about the admissions process, curriculum, and student life at their medical school! By bringing on real people who go to these different schools, we hope to provide you an authentic look at the med school from someone who is personally involved and has experienced it all first hand. Thanks for tuning in to Pluripotent Premed!
Spotlight: Dalhousie w/ Brett Ells
This episode we welcome on Dalhousie medical student Brett Ells to discuss the admissions process, curriculum, and student life of Dalhousie University medical school. Thanks for joining us Brett!
If you're looking to get in touch with Brett directly, reach out to us on our Facebook page and we will happily connect you.