The path to medicine with Shravya

Recorded Monday, October 25 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 medical student who was accepted to several prestigious medical schools and wants to give back by sharing her admissions knowledge with you! She currently attends medical school at UT Southwestern, and completed her undergraduate degree at Rice University. 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

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2:33@Arvind:Yes all good
15:59@gson:why do you need physics for medicine/mcat?
17:23@gson:what side of science would you need to do (ie: biology, chemistry, etc) in order to get to medical school?
18:51@dkegs:what ap classes do you recommend to take in high school to be prepared for undergrad?
19:43@gson:can medical school also lead to other types of other career paths like pharmacology, dietetics, etc?
20:39@Arvind:Any resources you can talk about to publish research paper
22:31@vaishisistla:would you recommend getting into research thru a community college/college or thru a specific summer program?
24:28@gson:do you need a course of computer science in order to get into medical school?
27:24@Arvind:Did you get to do any physician Shadowing during undergrad
36:02@earango:What type research did you do?
37:38@dkegs:does it matter if you have an MD or DO? Is one better than the other?
43:37@earango:Did you intern in high school or just in undergrad?
45:08@gson:what provoked you to go to medical school?
45:15@gson:*or what made you choose that career path?
48:49@vaishisistla:what would you say was your favorite extracurricular in hs?
49:57@aditi.a:When you go into medical school should you/do you need to know what specialty you want to pursue?
50:40@dkegs:what is a solid gpa to have the best chances at med school?
51:51@aditi.a:How do you think you stood out in your application (med school and undergrad)
53:32@Sk124:what is a specialty that people gravitate to the most in med school and why?
54:49@Teresa:Is it possible to work while attending college?
55:41@pptl:if i am looking into doing a combined med school program (bsmd type programs) , should I take more rigorous/diverse classes in high school that are not normally learned in high school? (such as psychology, sociology, etc.)
56:56@earango:Is it possible to study abroad in undergrad or med school?
58:02@Teresa:What do you estimate to be the cost of your education so far and how did you manage that?
59:53@earango:Should I take classes at my local community college as a junior? Any classes in specific?
60:41@earango:If I wanted to become a Physician Assistant is that a completely different path?
62:23@aditi.a:Do you have an email that we can reach out if we have any other questions?
63:31@earango:If it's not too personal what was your GPA in high school?


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