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FIU Office of Pre-Health Advising with FIU Pre-Health Alumni - Shared screen with speaker view
Loretta -
13:47
hi is this session recorded if we need to access it later
arlet
14:05
Yes it will be recorded!
Loretta -
14:22
thank you!
Demi milian
14:42
was last fridays recorded by any chance?
Jose Portales
15:52
Yes it was
Jose Portales
16:18
https://fiu.zoom.us/rec/play/tMckdOCpqW83HN3GuQSDC_98W9W9Jqqsh3Mf-fUFnx23VndSYVGkYrJAYOcpCMBL7YeqajYm0eped78G?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=Dv8yQe4WT7-v0wvXfsv5AA.1587334603422.2453618c96d26a3d331ef124a8004d2a&_x_zm_rhtaid=789
Jose Portales
16:28
I think it's that one
Gaelle Manuel
16:58
Thank you!
Bob
25:25
Hello. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I was wondering if any of you have volunteered in admission committees? How do you feel about a sort of implicit pressure for students to volunteer during the pandemic due to a perceived advantage that they'll gain in the application process?
Olivia Gonzalez
25:30
hi mau!
Olivia Gonzalez
25:39
👏👏
Loretta -
25:40
hello, my question is in regards to the personal statement for medical school. how did you guys go about writing it and finding it how to do it correctly. any advice is appreciated :)
ValentinaMelero
25:49
Hi!! thank you for being here! Can each of you share an advise for the application process?
kimberlyfarias
25:51
In terms of applying to medical school, did anyone apply later on in the cycle?
Ana Ponce
26:11
How did you find the “right” medical school for you?
Melissa Ubeda
26:18
Hi, what is the biggest advice for the application process?
Demi milian
26:26
i know you guys mentioned working at the pre health advising office, how would someone apply to do so maybe during their gap year?
Maria Alvarez
26:36
Hi, if it's not too much of a personal question, I would like to know the GPAs and MCAT scores that they had at the moment of applying to medschool
Liz Quesada
26:58
Seeing as we cannot travel to the schools we potentially want to go to, what is an alternate way to find what school lines up with where you might want to go?
Ale
27:17
Hi. Could you give your opinions about taking a gap year?
Gaelle Manuel
27:18
Hi thank you very much. What is the most difficult academic challenge you've overcome and what advice can you give to people who might be experiencing the same?
Sebastian Quintana
27:19
Thank you for doing this Q&A! What do you think is an overlooked aspect of the medical school application that is important in being accepted?
Sofia Abreu
27:20
Hi! Is applying in August considered late for this cycle? MCAT test dates have been significantly delayed.
Stessie Elvariste
28:09
Is there any risk of having excess credit if we have a major and a minor? And if we choose a non science major, is there any risks of excess credit?
greciarodriguez
28:12
Is it considered late if I apply in July? Since MCAT exams have been pushed back
Rebecca
28:25
Hii!! I absolutely love San Fran, and I wanted to ask Ruth, what she thought made her stand out as an applicant? What she loves the most about UCSF and also some struggles she’s faced leaving FIU/Florida to go there?
Braxton Jewett
28:43
Did you all apply with committee letters from FIU?
kimberlyfarias
28:52
For the medical schools you got an interview with, what seemed most important during the interview?
Ale
29:01
Do you have to be enrolled at FIU at the moment you apply for medical school?
Gaelle Manuel
29:15
Does it look bad to re-take a science course? If so, what can I do to improve my application (a part from improving the grade)
Andrea Echarri-Gonzalez
29:23
Hi, i wanted to ask how much in advance from when you planned to apply did you start getting your application ready? and what tips do you have for a great application
Sofia Wagner
29:29
Hi!! Thank you all for taking the time to do this panel. I am hoping you all might be able to share your opinions on the importance of doing research/ what extracurriculars you had on your applications
Darleny Lora
30:03
hi! i worked at a hospital for 2 years and now i still shadow the same doctors i used to work for in pediatric hem/onc. even though i will have lots of clinical experience, is it good to mention things i do outside of medicine ?
Ana Mejia
30:46
Hi I have a question for Michael. Upenn is my dream school! I wanted to ask what do you think you had on your resume that made you stand out as an applicant?
Yeileny Lopez
31:24
hi! thank you guys for your time! My question is more towards Flavia. I would love to hear about how her process of applying to UM was like? It’s one of my top choices and would love some insight
Courtney’s iPhone
31:27
Hello my name is Courtney Afram-Gyening and I will be entering Fiu as a first year freshmen majoring in biological sciences and I have a question for the straight threw students, as well as the rest of the students, in order to go straight threw what year did you take the MCAT and what year did you start studying for it? Also what would be an appropriate class line up in order to be able to take mcat before the end of your junior year or start of senior year? what is the best MCAT study resource? Also, where did you all Shadow and what year did you all start?
samuel blanco
39:25
Hi guys! thank you for helping us by doing this. My question is if you any experience with international students applying to medical school and whether you have any advice for us
Allison
40:24
What do you think are the most important parts of the application? Which aspects do you think made you stand out to the admissions committee?
Allison
40:37
Thank you all for this!<3
Yeileny Lopez
41:58
Another question, is anyone here in a MD-PHD program or knows someone that is in it?
Courtney’s iPhone
42:02
Hi everyone! I have one more question. As an incoming freshmen at FIU what should I be doing to guarantee that I can be on the best track possible to be ready for the mcat and able be accepted into med school?
Catherine Santana
42:39
Advice on finding research opportunities and the recommended commitment to a specific research project. Thank you!
Ronscardy Mondesir
44:25
how did you match your MCAT score to the schools that you applied?
Ana Ponce
45:27
Thank you!!
Loretta -
45:36
how can we find out if there are any scholarships offered by medical students
Loretta -
45:40
schools *
Maria Alvarez
45:43
If you guys have knowledge on the topic, what is the different between Caribbean MD schools and US MD schools. What are the pros/cons on going to medical school out of the US?
Courtney’s iPhone
46:17
How do you make great grades in your beginning pre-med classes?
Bruteney's iPhone
47:48
I am a non traditional applicant, and I am looking to raise my GPA I am torn between getting a second bachelors or going for a masters degree. I’m sure what will make me a stronger applicant
Roxana Ramirez
48:25
How much funding can you get for medical school? Including scholarships and financial aid grants.
Braxton Jewett
49:34
What's the best study material you used for the MCAT (in your opinion)
Gaelle Manuel
52:46
Thank You!
Catherine Santana
53:08
Resources used to study for the MCAT. Would it be unwise to start studying for the CARS and Psychology/Sociology as early as the beginning of sophomore year?
Sofia Wagner
57:00
Thank you so much!!
Bruteney's iPhone
01:14:28
my science GPA is 3.6 but my overall is a 2.5 what is a better next step a second bachelors or a master degree? I would like to provide an upward trend so md school can see my commitment and determination.
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
01:14:46
Do every one wanted to study medicine since starting college or someone resulted changing their minds during college?
Bruteney's iPhone
01:15:25
does it help to do research as part of a master program?
Courtney’s iPhone
01:15:28
Thank You so much for answering all of my questions today and for all of you all’s knowledge!
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
01:18:13
the REU that you were talking about also applied for international students?
Gabriel Blanco
01:19:26
Most REUs are not open to international students. Reach out to each program individually and find out if they are open to take your application. I'm an international student and did a great REU at UM
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
01:20:13
Oh thank you Gabriel
Gabriel Blanco
01:22:11
No problem!
Christina
01:22:29
do you have ac2+ gap years?
Christina
01:23:05
do you have a friend who took 2+ gap years?
kimberlyfarias
01:26:20
Did you get help on filling out your primary and secondary applications? Also, what seemed to be most important during the interview with the school that accepted you?
Gabriella Morey
01:27:32
hi, thank you all for doing this! i’ve been studying for the MCAT since January, and my diagnostic was a 500 and have only improved by 5 points, any tips to surpass this plateau ?
Christina
01:28:32
do you feel the imposter syndrome? how do you deal with it?
Nashla Dominique
01:29:22
Did anyone here have imposter syndrome when starting med school? If you did how did you get over it?
Loretta -
01:29:29
lol 😂
Ruth Laverde
01:30:01
you call your friends
Heena Mansuri
01:31:11
I have heard that there is a Hobby section on the activities part of the application. Do you recommend including a hobby that was significant to you in order to make your application a bit more unique?
Victor Deng
01:31:35
Dr. Lichter, in your experience, how do applicants with decent stats, but check-boxy extracurriculars, fare in the application cycle?
Wilfredo Renderos
01:32:56
Hi guys, I am actually in the DACA program do you know if I can apply for Scholarships for medical school?
Samantha Petitjean
01:33:00
how can we get in touch with current medical students from prospective schools?
Michael Perez
01:34:56
FYI, everyone outside of Miami will tell you that you have a “Miami accent”
John
01:35:15
Thank you for taking the time to answer all of our question. My question today is for those who had multiple acceptances did you negotiate a financial package for being a minority?
arlet
01:40:29
ams96@live.unc.edu
Carlos Sandoval
01:40:31
That would be awesome!
Ruth Laverde
01:40:34
Ruth.laverde@ucsf.edu
Michael Perez
01:40:40
michael.perez@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Catalina Garzon
01:40:46
cgarzon1@jhmi.edu
Flavia Valdes
01:41:02
fvaldes@med.miami.edu
Ruth Laverde
01:42:13
Michael is my peer mentor
Andrea Echarri-Gonzalez
01:42:31
Thank you everyone! this was really helpful
Gabriella Morey
01:42:36
Thank you all very much for your time and advice, it has been extremely helpful!
Kianna Bruzzo
01:42:40
Thank you so much!
Ale
01:42:43
Thank you so much
Christina
01:42:46
Thank you
Maria Alvarez
01:42:48
Thank you all!!
Vanessa Blanco
01:42:49
Thank you so much for all of your time!
Yeileny Lopez
01:42:50
thank you!!
kimberlyfarias
01:42:51
Thank you !
Liz Quesada
01:42:52
Thank you guys! Your help is greatly appreciated!
Nathalia Garcia
01:42:52
thank you so much guys! this was really helpful!
Yeileny Lopez
01:42:56
I appreciate it
Roxana Ramirez
01:42:58
Thank you!
Wilfredo Renderos
01:42:58
Thank you all, stay safe everyone!
Roshni
01:42:59
Thank you!
Melanie Gonzalez
01:42:59
Thank you everyone for your time and extremely helpful advice! Good luck to you all as well.
Carlos
01:43:01
Thanks everybody!
Sebastian Quintana
01:43:02
Thank you all for taking the time to give us all this advice! It’s really appreciated!
Catherine Santana
01:43:02
Thank you!
Heena Mansuri
01:43:03
Thank you all!
Braxton Jewett
01:43:07
Thank you guys!!
Nashla Dominique
01:43:13
Thank you! I will be contacting you guys!
Muhammad Z. Azhar
01:43:21
See y’all on the other side!
Claire Etienne
01:43:21
Thank you. That was awesome...
Sofia Wagner
01:43:22
Thank you all so much!!!
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
01:43:23
Thank you for everything
Justin B.
01:43:23
Thank you!!!
ValentinaMelero
01:43:32
Thank you so much for doing this!!
Angie’s iPad
01:43:36
thank you for all the advice!!!
Samantha Arroyo-Collado
01:43:40
Thank you for all the information !
Allison
01:43:45
Thank you!!