The Doctor As Renaissance Man

Listen to the show!Ajay Major is a fourth year medical student who has accomplished an amazing amount while pursuing a combined BS/MBA/MD program. Look at all those letters that will soon follow his name!

Listen to the recording of our interview to be inspired by this current medical student who is also the founder and editor-in-chief of an online magazine for med school students, Medstro Medical Student Ambassador, and somehow juggles a host of other roles while preparing to apply to residency programs.

00:02:16 – Regrets about choosing the BS/MBA/MD path.

00:04:16 – The case for a non-brand name education.

00:06:35 – What Ajay likes most about medical school.

00:08:29 – Best tip for premeds: Step out of your comfort zone!

00:10:30 – Glimpse into the activities of an “entrepreneur, medical student activist, and aspiring physician-journalist.”

00:16:10 – The trick to having time for everything.

00:17:22 – In-Training: what it is and who writes it.

00:19:10 – How Medstro and In-Training differ from SDN.

00:23:51 – Last piece of advice for med students and premeds.

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Related links:

Ajay’s website
In – Training
In-House
Medstro
BS/MBA/MD Student Interview with Ajay Major
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Venture For America: Champion Of U.S. Entrepreneurship

Listen to the show!Entrepreneurship among 18 – 30 year olds in the USA is at a 24 year low, but the founder of Venture for America, is on a mission to spur economic growth through entrepreneurship.

Listen to our talk with Andrew Yang, Venture for America’s founder, for great insights into the state of entrepreneurship today, the case for why you should become an entrepreneur (and not a management consultant), and more.

00:02:14 – What is Venture for America?

00:04:20 – The story of how Venture for America came to be.

00:06:35 – How to create 100,000 jobs by 2025.

00:09:00 – Becoming a Venture for America fellow.

00:11:04 – What VFA Fellows do after boot camp.

00:14:27 – A look at where grads of the program end up.

00:19:20 – Chickpea pasta: A Venture for America success story.

00:22:18 – What inspired Andrew to write Smart People Should Build Things.

00:23:34 – Society aside, what is the benefit of becoming an entrepreneur to the individual.

00:28:45 – Do entrepreneurs need business school?

00:30:30 – Why the best and brightest should be kept out of consulting.

00:35:17 – Advice for making the transition from the corporate world to the start-up world.

00:37:20 – The definition of entrepreneurship and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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Related links:

• Venture for America
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Promoting Financial Health For Doctors

Listen to the show!“All doctors are rich.” “Doctors don’t know anything about money.”

If you are a doctor (or will be one day), you’ve probably heard all sorts of myths about doctors and finance.

Enter Dr. James Dahle, the White Coat Investor and your “colleague in the physician’s lounge who can tell you how the world really works.”

Listen to the recording of our talk with Dr. Dahle to hear his views on successful financial strategy for doctors and future doctors.

00:03:09 – Why Jim joined the military and became an emergency medicine doctor.

00:06:36 – Sick of getting ripped off: How the White Coat Investor site got started.

00:10:29 – The bad financial experience that broke this camel’s back.

00:11:36 – Income vs. wealth and how to make yourself wealthy.

00:12:48 – Advice for premeds: Get accepted to medical school.

00:14:49 – Featured Applicant Question: Should I attend the med school I was accepted to or pursue a Masters and reapply to my dream school next year?

00:17:11 – The best financial move for medical school students.

00:19:32 – Important steps that residents can take to shape their financial futures.

00:21:25 – The optimal time to become financially literate.

00:24:47 – Set yourself up for financial success, but do work that you’d do for free.

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Related Links:

whitecoatinvestor.com
Medical School Admissions 101
Residency Admissions 101

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It’s MBA Season: Do You Know Where Your Applications Are?

Listen to the show!Is it phony to start volunteering three months before applying to business school? What can I do to prepare to hit the ground running when my target programs release their applications? What is the worst thing to ask a school rep when I come to visit?

Get the adcom perspective on these questions and more in our enlightening conversation with Esmeralda Cardenal, former admissions director and current Accepted admissions consultant.

00:00:37 – Featured Applicant Question: I have a low GMAT quant score and few extracurriculars, but want to attend Stanford/Harvard/Wharton. Am I aiming too high?

00:08:59 – How Esmeralda got involved in MBA admissions.

00:10:14 – Applicants who sell themselves short and why they do it.

00:13:21 – What b-school applicants would be so much better off knowing.

00:15:54 – An overview of how an application is reviewed.

00:17:31 – Differences between U.S. and U.K. schools and admissions.

00:19:35 – Advice for Latin American applicants to United States b-schools.

00:21:52 – Get to work before applications are live!

00:27:10 – What to look for when visiting schools.

00:29:24 – Questions to ask (and not to ask) when you visit and interview.

00:31:20 – The best way to prepare for a blind interview.

00:32:25 – Important advice for business school reapplicants.

00:35:50 – Final words of wisdom. Pay heed.

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Related links:

Esmeralda Cardenal’s Bio Page
Selling Yourself Short?
Get Accepted to Columbia Business School
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MBA Admission for Smarties
Application Rejection Review Aka Ding Analysis

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Baylor College Of Medicine: A Holistic Approach To Admissions

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Baylor College of Medicine

As AMCAS season moves into full swing, we’ve nabbed an interview with two people whom med applicants everywhere are working to impress.

Listen to our conversation where Dr. Jesus Vallejo, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Dr. Karen Johnson, Associate Dean for Admissions at Baylor College of Medicine, share a gold mine of information and advice for current and future med school applicants.

00:01:41 – What do deans of admissions actually do?

00:06:20 – Best part of the job!

00:08:05 – AMCAS & TMDSAS.

00:11:09 – An overview of the Baylor curriculum & approach.

00:16:29 – Ramifications of the new MCAT.

00:20:46 – Just how important is it to apply early?

00:23:15 – The best time to take the MCAT.

00:28:41 – Whom the adcom is hoping to “meet” in an AMCAS application.

00:32:03 – Baylor’s mission, vision, and values, and what they mean for applicants.

00:36:59 –Early decision: For the few and far between.

00:39:27 – What your secondary application to Baylor College of Medicine needs to convey.

00:42:57 – Preparing for a medical school interview.

00:45:44 – Important advice for reapplicants.

00:50:21 – Why does an applicant with good credentials get rejected.

00:53:09 – Take a reality check, be careful when you party, and other words of wisdom for applicants.

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BCM Admissions
• For questions, email admissions@bcm.edu
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