Your Kick-Ass Guide to Getting into Medical School

Learn how to dissect yourself from the pack and land your top spot in medical school. Secrets you need to succeed.
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  • Lectures 67
  • Length 8.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

This comprehensive course covers every aspect of med-school admissions. If you want to learn how to stand out in a crowded applicant pool and land your top spot in medical school, this is the course for you.

The materials start from the very beginning, providing a deep dive into who you are, why you want to become a physician, and how to keep your self-esteem intact.

The course continues with the technical aspects of producing a "winning" application. It covers succeeding in your courses and the MCAT, writing personal statements, interviewing secrets, and more.

Download the free workbook that accompanies the course. Personalize it, make it your own, and use it as your roadmap to success.

What are the requirements?

  • No matter what stage you are in the application process, this course can be helpful to you.
  • Recommended: subscription to the Medical School Admissions Requirements online (MSAR)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to dissect yourself from the rest of the pack.
  • Master confident body language, and communicate from a position of strength.
  • Be prepared to submit an application that best expresses you.
  • Raise your GPA and MCAT scores.
  • Add extras to your application to become the "must-admit" candidate.
  • Secure letters of evaluation that will make the admissions committee salivate.
  • Target the schools and programs that are the best for you.
  • Write kick-ass personal statements.
  • Submit stunning secondaries.
  • Knock their socks off in the interview.
  • Survive the waiting game.
  • Know how to say "yes" to the right school
  • Plan a strong comeback if you want to re-apply.

What is the target audience?

  • This comprehensive course is intended for med-school applicants in the U.S. or Canada who are at any stage of the admissions process.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Get Ready!
How This Course Is For You
Preview
03:40
You Are Worthy!
03:53
Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life
10:15
Discover Your Motivation & Mission
06:40
Do You Have The "Right Stuff" To Become A Doctor?
Preview
06:35
Find Your Unique Brand And Let It Shine
06:46
Become A Spin Doctor - Damage Control Before It's Needed
05:29
Become Current On The Hot Topics In Medicine And The News
02:57
Plan Your Timeline
03:48
Make Daily Progress Toward Your Goal
02:25
Sketch Out Your Financial Plan
08:34
Assemble Your A-Team
12:03
Section 2: Master the Art & Science of Communication
Convey The Qualities To Make You A Highly Sought-After Applicant - Part 1
Preview
01:30
Convey The Qualities To Make You A Highly Sought-After Applicant - Part 2
16:14
Emerge As A Leader
16:45
Develop Cultural Sensitivity and Competence
08:18
Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence
06:06
Section 3: Knock Out Your Coursework Like A Boss
Build Strong Academic Qualifications
01:17
"Do I Have To Be A Science Major?"
01:36
Take The Required Courses - And Then Some
04:14
Master Study and GPA-Boosting Strategies
11:43
Should You Hire A Tutor?
Preview
01:23
Use GPA Hacks - Only If You Must
05:24
Section 4: Become The "Must-Admit" Candidate
Become The "Must-Admit" Candidate
Preview
00:59
Gain Clinical Experience
01:46
Don't Be A Bum...Go Get A Job
03:44
Move Ahead Of The Pack - Do Research
05:03
Win Awards, Honors, Scholarships
00:53
Write 15 Compelling Work/Activities Mini Essays
05:42
Section 5: Get The 411 On The MCAT
The MCAT Can Make Or Break You
Preview
10:37
How To Prepare For The MCAT
08:26
Test Day
10:26
Section 6: Secure Recommendations That'll Make Them Salivate
Recommendations Can Land You A Spot In Medical School
Preview
01:11
Get Raving Fans
05:03
Hustle For Those Letters
08:32
Section 7: Target Your Best Schools and Programs
Find Your Best Fit For Med School
16:41
How Many Apps Should You Turn In?
02:11
Considering Special Programs?
05:55
Section 8: Eclipse Your Competitors With Your Personal Statement(s)
How To Shine In Your Personal Statement
11:37
Stand Out With Your MD/PhD Essays
05:14
Section 9: Get Your Primary Application Noticed
Kick Ass With AMCAS
20:35
A Sneak Peek At Other App Services
Preview
03:45
Section 10: Submit Stunning Secondaries
Secrets To Taking A Professional Photo
Preview
04:03
Smart Responses To Common Questions - Part 1
19:31
Smart Responses To Common Questions - Part 2
10:19
Caution! Secondary Application Errors Ahead
Preview
07:49
Section 11: Knock Their Socks Off In the Interview
Your Interview Is The #1 Factor In Admissions
Preview
06:13
It's Show Time! Interview Day
09:26
Interview Intell
14:37
Scheduling Savvy
03:49
Perfect Practice Makes Perfect
07:47
Dress For Success
03:42
Don't Make These Stupid Interview Mistakes
Preview
02:41
Post-Interview Smarts
02:50
Section 12: Survive the Waiting Game
How NOT To Be A Basket Case
03:06
Taming the Green-Eyed Monster
Preview
04:32
What Is This Mysterious Wait List?
02:36
When And How To Follow Up
08:52
Section 13: Say "Yes!"
Congratulations!
00:33
Say "Yes!"...The Right Way
09:19
Section 14: Strategize Your Comeback
Dealing With Rejection - You Are STILL Worthy!
Preview
02:56
Considering Another Route In Life
01:40
Improve Your Application - Strategize And Strike
04:08
Section 15: Handle Your Special Situation
What Military and Public-Health Applicants Need To Know
03:19
What Foreign Applicants Need To Know
01:59
What Non-Traditional Applicants Need To Know
03:00
Section 16: Bonus: Your Kick-Ass Guide to Medical School Admissions Playbook
Your Kick-Ass Guide to Medical School Admissions Playbook
98 pages

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Catherine Divingian, Professor and learning evangelist.

CEO and founder of Kick-Ass College Life and CramJam Central; author of the life-changing books, Spartan Diva's Ultimate Get Lean Diet Plan and coauthor of Fast-FX, Dr. Catherine Divingian (“Dr. D") is a professor, tutor, and producer of educational media. She holds an MBA, an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a PhD in Psychology, and an ABD in Analytical Chemistry.

Dr. Divingian served as a Medical Service Corps officer in the US Navy, Chair of the Hampton Roads American Chemical Society, Wiley Faculty Network Mentor, Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise, and North Central Florida YMCA Board of Directors; and is on the editorial board of several international scientific journals.

A fitness model-ebrity and former competitive athlete, Dr. Divingian is also an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, USAW Sport Performance Coach, and ISSA Sports Nutritionist.

“Dr. D" believes in leading from the front as an inspiring example of vitality. This unusual professor and entrepreneur leverages her extensive knowledge to help applicants succeed in matriculating into medical schools across the United States. You can rest assured that you are receiving quality advice that will encourage, support, and help you.

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