The path to med school with Shravya

Recorded Friday, April 2 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


The journey to medical school is just one part of a decades-long path to becoming a doctor — but it itself is home to plenty of arduous sub-steps. Join Shravya as she narrates the path to medical school, from choosing prospective universities, to applying and interviewing, with all of the steps in between.

Shravya is a pre-med student and has already been accepted to several prestigious medical schools. Stop by to drop questions in the chat or stay the whole hour to learn everything you need to know about the pre-med track!

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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
12:42@anonymous:How do you recommend to approach for job shadowing?
15:05@anonymous:What major did you do in undergrad?
24:35@anonymous:How do you get into these top tier pre-med colleges? What are the specific requirements they look at from a hs student?
39:54@anonymous:Can someone get into a top-tier medical school coming from a lesser ranked state schools or small LAC? Is it more difficult than if you go to a T20 for undergrad? Are there advantages to going to a T20 for undergrad when it comes to premed? (Sorry for this word-vomit!)
42:41@anonymous:How long is med school? How many years?
45:33@stemcurious:What advice do you have for a rising 10th grader on how to make the most of summer? It is not easy to find in person hospital or shadowing opportunities due to covid and my age.
48:39@ab2004:Is gap year necessary to apply for med school
53:39@anonymous:I am planning not to take AP Physics do you recommend this? I am a rising junior I am taking ap chem now.
55:22@anonymous:Also todoist is really helpful! Thank you!


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