Career changers and academic enhancers on the way to med school: Meet Dr. Barry Rothman, a leader in the field of post-bac education, SFSU Professor of Biology, Director of Post-Bac Programs, Director of SFSU’s Health Professionals Advising Committee, Director of the Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program, and Director of the SFSU U of Pacific Dental Post-bac Program (wow!).
Listen to the full recording of our interview for excellent insights into post-bac education and admissions from the post-bac guru.
00:03:21 – The journey from snail nervous system research to post-baccalaureate education.
00:08:57 – The support group model: The SFSU post-bac program.
00:15:33 – Post-bac programs for career changers.
00:18:30 – Post-bac programs for academic enhancers.
00:21:50 – When is it time to actually apply to med school? (And a word about tug-of-war with parents.)
00:24:51 – The advantages of a formal post-bac program.
00:29:00 – Post-bac programs come in many flavors: how to figure out which is best for you.
00:33:10 – Is there a future for post-bac education online?
00:36:07 – Advice for career changers.
00:37:57 – “I study so hard, but my friends get As and I get Bs!” Sound familiar?
00:47:36 – Plan on applying to med school in June? The fastest way to medical school is slowly. A good pace can = good results.
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