This interview is the latest in an Accepted.com blog series featuring interviews with medical school applicants and students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top medical schools and the med school application process. And now, introducing Megan…
Accepted: First, can you tell us a little about yourself? Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad?
Megan: My name is Megan. I am 21-year-old marathoner, Youtuber, and first year medical student. TheMeganRantsAbout is the name of my YouTube channel. Y’all should stop by sometime and see me live my dreams in medical school!
Accepted: Where are you in med school and what year?
Megan: I attend a public allopathic medical school in the South and am an M1. This is truly the journey of a lifetime.
Accepted: What are you most looking forward to in med school?
Megan: I’m definitely a people person. Talking and working with others comes easily to me. I love to listen to others’ stories and tell some of my own. That’s probably why I’m looking forward to patient interactions the most in med school.
Accepted: Did you go straight from college to med school? What do you think the advantages are of going straight from college to med school?
Megan: I am proud to say that I’m one of those crazy kids who went straight from college to medical school. At 21, I’m actually one of the youngest in my class.
The biggest advantage of going straight from college to medical school is that the applicable material you learned in undergrad is still fresh in your mind and easily accessible for med school courses.
Accepted: Looking back, what was the most challenging aspect of the med school admissions process? How did you approach that challenge and overcome it?
Megan: Every premedical student struggles with the MCAT. It is a grueling test over almost everything you learn in undergrad that requires MONTHS of discipline and dedication. I ended up taking it twice. The first time I took the test, I actually thought I did quite well but was devastated to find out otherwise. The second time, I improved my score and ended up getting into my first choice school. Persistence pays off.
Accepted: Can you share your top 3 med school application tips with our readers?
Megan: I always tell my viewers that their medical school application needs to tell a story about their life, passions, and (most importantly) why they have a heart for medicine. Other advice – submit your application early and dress to impress for interviews!
Accepted: Can you tell us about your YouTube channel? If our med school applicant readers were to watch just one of your videos, which would you want it to be?
Megan: I make videos for premed students on topics that no one seems to be talking about. Some of my most popular videos are “The MCAT: How to Study, My Experience and Advice,” “Retaking the MCAT: Should You? Advice and What I did Differently,” and “What I Wish I Had Known About Being Premed.” I wish I had someone to ask these questions to when I was in undergrad! My sincerest hope is that I do that for my viewers.
You can read more about Megan’s med school journey by checking out her YouTube channel, TheMeganRantsAbout. Thank you Megan for sharing your story with us!
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