A Journey through Medicine: How to Get into Medical School
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A Journey through Medicine: How to Get into Medical School

A tested and proven blueprint to approach the daunting admissions process to get into medical school
4.3 (13 ratings)
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234 students enrolled
Published 4/2012
English
Price: $20
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  • 16 hours on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
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Description

Wondering how to get into medical school? This course is for you.

This course is a comprehensive overview of the process of becoming an American physician starting from the very beginning all the way through residency. Its goal is to provide the student with a complete framework giving him both a roadmap and the ability to navigate pitfalls such as poor academic performance as well as considering foreign medical schools such as SGU.

Some of the highlights this course covers are:

  • What extracurricular activity maximizes your chances of getting into med school
  • If you should pursue research while moving through your undergraduate career and where to find it
  • What types of life and vocational experience make you unique and strengthen your chances
  • How to navigate the difficult process of pursuing a foreign medical school and all the associated potential issues
  • The upcoming changes to the 2015 MCAT
  • How to get into medical school overcoming a low GPA
  • A vast peer reviewed bank of recommended websites and resources to help you along the journey
  • And much more!

At the end of this course, you'll have a remarkably good idea of what it takes and how to become a doctor. The results are up to you!

If you are one to the future Doctor of America then don’t delay to join the Journey Through Medicine and learn how to get into medical school.

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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:56

This lecture is the introduction for the course.

Preview 08:56

This file is the course outline 

Preview 2 pages
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Group 1: How to Build an Unstoppable Medical School Application
16 Lectures 05:26:06

This lecture covers your time in college and how it relates to building a competitive medical school application. Specifically the courswork you must and should take as well as avoiding misconceptions and pitfalls common to many undergraduates. 

Preview 33:47

The PowerPoint for lecture 1.1

Preview 10 pages

This lecture discusses the important of undergraduate research from the perspective of a medical school as well as how to classify good research and where to find it. 

Lecture 1.2 On Research
58:01

This file is the powerpoint for lecture 1.2

Lecture 1.2 (PowerPoint)
11 pages

This lecture covers all the information a medical school hopeful requires to consider pursuing vocational experience while on their journey to medical school. It contains recommendations, the advantages of having a job, and also some wisdom about the process. 

Lecture 1.3 Vocational Experience
31:30

This file is the powerpoint for lecture 1.3

Lecture 1.3 (PowerPoint)
8 pages

This lecture covers everything you need to know about volunteer and life experience in how it relates to you medical school application.

Lecture 1.4 Volunteer And Life Experience
40:08

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 1.4

Lecture 1.4
9 pages

This lecture covers a comprehensive overview of the medical college admissions test. 

Lecture 1.5 The MCAT
48:34

This file is the PowerPoint for Lecture 1.5

Lecture 1.5
15 pages

This lecture covers everything you ever wanted to know about letters of recommendation from how to rate their quality to how medical schools use them. 

Lecture 1.6 Letters Of Recommendation
36:32

This file is the PowerPoint for Lecture 1.6

Lecture 1.6 Letters Of Recommendation (PowerPoint)
10 pages

This lecture covers the last minute benchmarks a candidate should use to assess their competitiveness as an applicant before interacting with the AMCAS application.

Lecture 1.7 -The Benchmarks
50:59

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 1.7 The Benchmarks

Lecture 1.7 - The Benchmarks (PowerPoint)
9 pages

This lecture covers all major aspects of a Post-Baccalaureate Program from how to find them to how to effective use them to get into medical school.

Lecture 1.8- Post Baccalaureate Education
26:35

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 1.8.

Lecture 1.8- Post Baccalaureate Education (PowerPoint)
8 pages
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Group 2: Getting into the Right Medical School from Applying to the Interview
14 Lectures 04:11:53

This lecture covers making a decision about which path of medical education is right for you.

Preview 39:03

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 2.1.

Preview 8 pages

This lecture contains a short checklist you should follow before beginning the application process. 

Lecture 2.2- Preapplication Checklist
08:13

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 2.2.

Lecture 2.2- Preapplication Checklist (PowerPoint)
2 pages

This lecture covers a complete overview of the AMCA application and everything a candidate needs to know to begin filling it out.

Lecture 2.3- The AMCAS Application
34:51

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 2.3.

Lecture 2.3- The AMCAS Application (PowerPoint)
15 pages

This lecture contains a broad overview of how to begin filling out the AACOMAS application for admission to Osteopathic medical schools. 

Lecture 2.4- The AACOMAS Application
29:45

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 2.4

Lecture 2.4- The AACOMAS Application (PowerPoint)
18 pages

This lecture covers the process of first generating and then refining a list of medical schools in which you wish to submit an application.

Lecture 2.5- Choosing The Right Medical School
53:58

This file is the associated PowerPoint for lecture 2.5

Lecture 2.5- Choosing The Right Medical School (PowerPoint)
9 pages

This lecture covers the medical school interview process and provides some helpful resources to maximize your chances of getting admitted. 

Lecture 2.6- The Medical School Interview
46:06

This file is the PowerPoint for the Medical School Interview lecture.

Lecture 2.6- The Medical School Interview (PowerPoint)
8 pages

This lecture discusses the long wait an applicant must endure after the interview and also the resulting possibilities.

Lecture 2.7- The Great Wait
39:57

This file is the associated PowerPoint for lecture 2.7.

Lecture 2.7- The Great Wait (PowerPoint)
7 pages
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Group 3: Upcoming Changes to the Medical Education System
6 Lectures 01:12:39

This lecture covers the upcoming changes of the 2015 MCAT. 

Preview 34:22

This file is the PowerPoint for lecture 3.1.

Lecture 3.1- The 2015 MCAT (PowerPoint)
10 pages

This lecture covers the upcoming changes to premedical education as recommended by the SFFP committee report. 

Lecture 3.2- Changes To Premedical Education
22:40

This file is the associated PowerPoint for lecture 3.2.

Lecture 3.2- Changes To Premedical Education (PowerPoint)
7 pages

This lecture briefly discusses changes to the Medical Education system as outlined in the SFFP report. 

Lecture 3.3- Changes To Medical Education
15:37

This file is the associated PowerPoint for lecture 3.3.

Lecture 3.3- Changes To Medical Education (PowerPoint)
5 pages
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Group 4: So You got into Medical School? What Happens Now?
5 Lectures 02:29:23

This lecture is part one of a two part set containing useful information for anyone just about to enter medical school. 

Preview 28:29

This lecture covers the nature of medical academics from expectations to how to develop an effective study system to survive. 

Lecture 4.2- Developing A Study System
21:58

This lecture provides a broad overview of the first two years of American medical schools. 

Lecture 4.3- The Preclinical Years
47:40

This lecture covers the clinical years of a medical student's education from the core rotations to the sub-I.

Lecture 4.4- The Clinical Years
31:38

This lecture covers the USMLE and the COMLEX and their associtions.

Lecture 4.5- The USMLE And The COMLEX
19:38
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Group 5: Residency or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sleep Deprivation
3 Lectures 44:26

This lecture covers a quick overview of the residency application process and the match referring the learner mostly to the resources at the NRMP and the ERAS. 

Lecture 5.1- The Residency Application Process And The Match
24:40

This lecture discusses the nature of being a resident and provides several helpful resources to gaining a better understanding of the lifestyle and emotional consequences of the position. 

Lecture 5.2- Being A Resident
13:13

This lecture provides a quick overview of Board Certifications as they relate to the ABMS and it's members. 

Lecture 5.3- Board Certifications
06:33
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Group 6: Fallbacks and Alternative Routes
4 Lectures 01:53:31

This lecture provides a comprehensive foundation for a candidate who didn't matriculate into medical school to use to make a decision for his immediate future.

Lecture 6.1- I Didn 't Get In What Now
30:33

This lecture covers some assessments and tips to help a candidate correct his issues with either a low GPA or MCAT scores to ensure the great possible chances of being admitted to medical school. 

Lecture 6.2- How To Correct A Low GPA And Or MCAT Scores
41:54

This lecture covers two alternative paths to Amercian medical schools. 

Lecture 6.3- Other Paths
32:56

This lecture provides a list of several foreign medical schools I personally recommend.

Lecture 6.4- The IMS Safe List
08:08
About the Instructor
Charles Hoskinson
4.4 Average rating
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63,215 Students
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Entrepreneur, Mathematician and Cryptocurrency Evangelist

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado at Boulder to study Number Theory and Mathematical Logic prior to moving into cryptography via industry exposure.

His professional experience includes founding two Bitcoin related start-ups- Invictus Innovations and Ethereum- and a variety of colorful positions in the public and private sector. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the not for profit Cryptocurrency Research Group in September of 2013.

His current projects focus on education of cryptocurrency topics, evangelism of decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream.

Charles enjoys fishing and chess alongside a passion for functional programming, paradoxes and building mazes. He lives in Boulder Colorado, but often travels to more exotic locales.