hi is this session recorded if we need to access it later
Yes it will be recorded!
was last fridays recorded by any chance?
Yes it was
I think it's that one
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?
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 :)
Hi!! thank you for being here! Can each of you share an advise for the application process?
In terms of applying to medical school, did anyone apply later on in the cycle?
How did you find the “right” medical school for you?
Hi, what is the biggest advice for the application process?
i know you guys mentioned working at the pre health advising office, how would someone apply to do so maybe during their gap year?
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
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?
Hi. Could you give your opinions about taking a gap year?
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?
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?
Hi! Is applying in August considered late for this cycle? MCAT test dates have been significantly delayed.
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?
Is it considered late if I apply in July? Since MCAT exams have been pushed back
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?
Did you all apply with committee letters from FIU?
For the medical schools you got an interview with, what seemed most important during the interview?
Do you have to be enrolled at FIU at the moment you apply for medical school?
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)
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
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
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 ?
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Thank you all for this!<3
Another question, is anyone here in a MD-PHD program or knows someone that is in it?
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?
Advice on finding research opportunities and the recommended commitment to a specific research project. Thank you!
how did you match your MCAT score to the schools that you applied?
how can we find out if there are any scholarships offered by medical students
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?
How do you make great grades in your beginning pre-med classes?
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
How much funding can you get for medical school? Including scholarships and financial aid grants.
What's the best study material you used for the MCAT (in your opinion)
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?
Thank you so much!!
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
Do every one wanted to study medicine since starting college or someone resulted changing their minds during college?
does it help to do research as part of a master program?
Thank You so much for answering all of my questions today and for all of you all’s knowledge!
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
the REU that you were talking about also applied for international students?
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
Oh thank you Gabriel
do you have ac2+ gap years?
do you have a friend who took 2+ gap years?
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?
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 ?
do you feel the imposter syndrome? how do you deal with it?
Did anyone here have imposter syndrome when starting med school? If you did how did you get over it?
you call your friends
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?
Dr. Lichter, in your experience, how do applicants with decent stats, but check-boxy extracurriculars, fare in the application cycle?
Hi guys, I am actually in the DACA program do you know if I can apply for Scholarships for medical school?
how can we get in touch with current medical students from prospective schools?
FYI, everyone outside of Miami will tell you that you have a “Miami accent”
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?
That would be awesome!
Michael is my peer mentor
Thank you everyone! this was really helpful
Thank you all very much for your time and advice, it has been extremely helpful!
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Thank you all!!
Thank you so much for all of your time!
Thank you !
Thank you guys! Your help is greatly appreciated!
thank you so much guys! this was really helpful!
I appreciate it
Thank you all, stay safe everyone!
Thank you everyone for your time and extremely helpful advice! Good luck to you all as well.
Thank you all for taking the time to give us all this advice! It’s really appreciated!
Thank you all!
Thank you guys!!
Thank you! I will be contacting you guys!
Muhammad Z. Azhar
See y’all on the other side!
Thank you. That was awesome...
Thank you all so much!!!
Hary Jireth Usaquen barahona
Thank you for everything
Thank you so much for doing this!!
thank you for all the advice!!!
Thank you for all the information !