PreMed Mondays

PreMed Mondays

By Dale Okorodudu, MD
Start every week with the same mentorship that has helped countless premeds gain admission to medical school. Dr. Dale is the co-founder of PreMedSTAR.com, the author of How to Raise a Doctor, and the author of PreMed Mondays. Every Monday, he releases a new mentorship podcast on a specific topic to get premeds ready to take on the week!
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My Best Wishes For You - The Final Chapter
Week 52 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers my best wishes for you.  We've been walking this journey together for the past 1 year!  Can you believe that!  We've covered my entire book!  This has been one of my most special projects.  So many of you have reached out and sent me messages.  Each one of them has been VERY special and I am appreciative of your kind words.   PreMed Mondays is NOT over, this is just the last episode that goes exactly with my book.  The show will go on (...I think).   Click HERE to register for our next webinar with Yale School of Medicine’s Linda Jackson.   Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com
14:44
June 10, 2019
5 Reasons Why It's Worth The Wait!
Week 51 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 why the field of medicine is worth the wait.  To become a doctor, you have to put in decades of work!  It's a tough road with plenty of sacrifices.  You'll have ups and downs that make you question why you're pursuing this career.  DON'T QUIT!  It's worth the wait!  Here are 5 reasons why! Click HERE to register for our next webinar with Yale School of Medicine's Linda Jackson.   Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com
14:11
June 4, 2019
Week 50 -Five Reasons to Consider a Gap year
Week 50 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 reasons to consider a gap year.  Nowadays, many students take a break between college and medical school.  There are plenty of benefits to doing this.  In this weeks episode, we'l consider five of them. Click HERE to register for our next webinar on Wednesday May 29th at 8pm ET- “Budgeting for the Med School Application Process”.  This is a part of our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com 
10:38
May 27, 2019
5 Ways to pay for medical school
 Week 49 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 ways to pay for medical school.  Unfortunately, may premeds aren't taught much about finances prior to starting medical school.  This leads to some pretty poor decisions which have real implications years later.  In general, there are very few ways to finance medical school and in this episode I'll cover 5 of them while enforcing some words of caution, primarily pertaining to medical school loans. Click HERE to register for our next webinar on Wednesday May 22nd at 7pm EST- "How to get EXCELLENT Rec Letters!".  This is a part of our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com 
15:31
May 20, 2019
5 Courses to Consider Taking Before You Graduate
Week 48 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 courses to consider taking before you graduate.  Now of course you have to take certain prerequisites to get into medical school, but beyond that, there are other classes that could prove rather beneficial.  In this episode, I'll share 5 courses to take in undergrad that could get you off to a running start in medical school!  Click HERE to register for our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
13:00
May 13, 2019
Be accountable for your own success!
Week 47 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers personal accountability.  This is a tough episode.  Students need to understand that at the end of the day, whether they succeed or not is due to their own performance.  You can't blame anyone else or life's circumstances.  If you want to be successful, you have to figure it out.  Life will throw curveballs and the bat is in your hand.  You have to swing it! Click HERE to register for our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. Click HERE to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes!
18:09
May 6, 2019
5 Things to do After Your Interview
Week 46 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 things to do after your interview!  Here's the deal, your job ins't complete after the interview is over.  You've got a few things left to do in order to keep on impressing the school as well as making sure your can stay on track moving forward.  In this episode, we'll cover 5 of those things! Click HERE to register for our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. Click HERE to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes!
12:47
April 29, 2019
Five Questions to Ask Your Interviewer
Week 45 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 questions for you to ask your interviewer.  A great way to really impress your interviewer is to be prepared to answer their question, "So what questions do you have for me?"  In this episode, I'll go over 5 key questions that you can ask your interviewer. Click HERE to register for our 3rd annual Application Boot Camp Webinar Series in partnership with SNMA Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. Click HERE to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes!
15:17
April 22, 2019
5 Interview Questions to Prepare For!
Week 44 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 interview questions to prepare for.  There is an infinite number of questions that can be asked during interviews so it's not possible to prepare for every single one.  However, there are a few that you should always be ready to answer.  For example, why do you want to be a medical doctor?  In this episode, we'll cover 5 interview questions that you need to be prepared for! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. Click HERE to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes!
14:40
April 15, 2019
5 Things to do in Preparation for Interview Day!
Week 43 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 things to do in preparation for interview day.  Hands down, this is one of the most inquired about topic.  The truth is, if a school gives you an interview, they probably think you're a good enough student to succeed at their institution.  It's your job now not to blow the interview.  Better yet, it's your job to set yourself apart in a positive way.  In this episode, I'll teach you 5 things that are critical to do in preparation for your interviews! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
24:06
April 8, 2019
5 Dual Degree Programs to Consider
Week 42 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 dual degree programs to consider.  One great thing about the field of medicine is that other degrees complement the MD (or DO) very well.  In this episode of PreMed Mondays, we'll discuss five dual degree programs that premeds can consider. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. 
12:56
April 1, 2019
Outlast Failure
 Week 41 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers  Outlasting Failure.  We all struggle with challenges along our various paths and at times we experience "failure".  But what is failure? What does that word mean to you?  The famous quote says "I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that didn't work."  Check out this episode of PreMed Mondays as I discuss what it means to outlast failure.  Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. 
15:00
March 25, 2019
5 Things to Consider When Choosing Which School to Apply to!
Week 40 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 things to consider when choosing which medical schools to apply to!  Yes you need to apply strategically!  There are a few key things every premed should consider when deciding which schools to apply to.  Here are some of them: 1) Has the school shown any interest in you? 2) What are their average USMLE/COMLEX pass rates? 3) What are their average GPA/MCAT 4) The specific field you are interested in 5) Locations BONUS: Curriculum styles (e.g. PBL vs traditional) Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
16:24
March 18, 2019
5 Ways to Get Recruited to Medical School
Week 39 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 ways to get recruited to medical school.  YES, you can get recruited to medical school, and you should want to get recruited.  There are plenty of reasons why a medical school may pursue a student and you want to be well positioned to be one of those desired students.  Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. 
12:10
March 11, 2019
5 Tips for Writing a Great Personal Statement
Week 38 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 tips to writing a great personal statement.  Besides your actual interview, this is your best opportunity during the application process to show the medical schools who you really are.   The 5 tips are: 1) Make it personal 2) Don't embellish 3) Write when you feel like writing 4) Don't turn your essay into a CV 5) Have at least 5 people review your essay Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
20:19
March 4, 2019
Networking as a Pre-Medical Student!
Week 37 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers the importance of networking as a premed.  This is the "N" in my G.R.I.N.D. success strategy and one of the most important things for you to get right on your journey to success.  Show me your 5 closest friends and I'll tell you who you are! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com.
17:56
February 25, 2019
5 Things to Consider When Preparing to Study for the MCAT
Week 36 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 things to consider when preparing to study for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).  Last week we talked about the MCAT in general, but this week I'll break down some specific things for you to think about BEFORE you start studying for it. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
14:36
February 18, 2019
5 Important Things to Know About The MCAT!
Week 35 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 things to know about the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).  This is considered by many to be the most important test for your career as a doctor.  Prior to taking on this beast of a test, you'll want to know some basic yest critical information about the exam to help you strategize ahead of time.  And remember, even the test is grueling, You've Got This!  getting great rec letters.  The key word is great, NOT good!  This is one of  Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
16:52
February 11, 2019
5 Tips to Get Great Letters of Recommendation
Week 34 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers getting great rec letters.  The key word is great, NOT good!  This is one of the most important aspects of the medical school application (and all applications in general).  The best way for people who have never met you to get a sense of who you are is by listening to what others say.  You've got to get this right. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
15:58
February 4, 2019
The Most Important Episode Yet!!! Gifts & Works
Week 33 of  the PreMed Mondays book covers Gifts & Works.  Most people don't know the difference between their job and their work.  Your job is NOT your identity.  A proper understanding of this can change your life!  In order to know your work, you should know your gifts!  In this episode, I'll help you understand Gifts & Works! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
22:06
January 28, 2019
5 Must Know Dates For The PreMedical Student!
As a premed, there are certain key dates that you must know.  These are dates essential to you getting accepted to medical school. Week 32 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 must know dates for premedical students. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
17:56
January 21, 2019
Five Tips to Create an Amazing Curriculum Vitae
You've probably done a LOT of great things as a premedical student and your Curriculum Vitae is your opportunity to document them and share them.  Week 31 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 tips to create an amazing curriculum vitae.  This is your opportunity to shine and you want to do it right! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com 
20:40
January 14, 2019
5 Ways to Spend you Summer
Summers are critical to your success as a premed!   Week 30 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 ways that premeds can spend their summers.  My summer experiences provided excellent experiences for me and played an essential role in my matriculation to medical school.  The same is true for a LOT of now doctors. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com 
18:37
January 7, 2019
The Premed G.R.I.N.D.!
***Listen to this episode, I'm giving out a FREE Kaplan MCAT Prep Course (worth $2400).  Listen to hear how you can win**** This is how to become a successful premed!  G.R.I.N.D.!!!   Week 29 of the PreMed Mondays book covers the Premed G.R.I.N.D. success strategy.  I use G.R.I.N.D.  to take on many of my goals!  The idea here is to be systematic and have a real plan that works!  G.R.I.N.D. is just that!  Goals, Reason, Information, Network, Discipline!   Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com 
21:35
December 31, 2018
5 Medically Related Jobs For Premeds
Week 28 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 medically related jobs for premeds.  As a premedical student, you're super busy but still need a little bit of money in your pockets.  Even if you don't need the money, work exposure is great for your medical school application!  In this episode of PreMed Mondays, I'll discuss 5 medically related jobs that help you make money while getting great premed exposure! Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com  
15:36
December 24, 2018
5 Reasons to Consider Studying Abroad
Week 27 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 reasons to consider studying abroad. Stepping out of the box and exploring a new culture provides many benefits. Studying abroad allows you to meet new people, learn about new cultures, and broaden your mindset. In this episode, I share 5 reasons to consider doing it. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
12:53
December 17, 2018
5 Reasons to Consider Research!
Week 26 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 reasons to consider undergraduate research. During my undergraduate and medical school years, I did quite a bit of research. The benefits were intangible. My advice to students is to give it a shot. You won't know if you like research until you try it. if you don't like it....well...then stop doing it. Premeds, find affordable services designed to help you get accepted into medical school at www.PreHealthMarket.com. And join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
12:20
December 10, 2018
Invest In Yourself
For years, I've studied the difference between people who are said to successful vs others. What's the difference? These individuals have learned the importance of investing in themselves. To be successful, it is critical you take time to make yourself better. How you decide to use your time is one of the most important decisions of your life. Join PreMed STAR as we have Dean Quinn Capers on for our next webinar. He will be discussing the medical school interview process. Register at the link below https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hznA-7c7RhimGaHp7EGF0Q Premeds join the online community of premeds at www.PreMedSTAR.com
24:30
December 3, 2018
5 Tips For A Great Shadowing Experience
Week 24 of the PreMed Mondays book covers 5 tips for a great shadowing experience. As a premed, shadowing is essentially a requirement if you want to get in med school. It's not always easy to come across these opportunities so when you do, you need to get the most out of it. You want your experience to rewarding for you and clinician. In this episode, I will give you 5 tips to help you have a great shadowing experience. Remember to register for our upcoming webinar with Dean Quinn Capers from Ohio State University School of Medicine. Click the link below zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hznA-7c7RhimGaHp7EGF0Q
15:38
November 26, 2018
5 Extracurricular Activities to Consider
Week 23 of the PreMed Mondays book covers covers 5 extracurricular activities to consider. Extracurriculars are critical to your success as a premed. There are tons to choose from. This episode will touch on 5 key ones. Remember to register for our upcoming webinar with Dean Quinn Capers from Ohio State University School of Medicine. Click the link below https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hznA-7c7RhimGaHp7EGF0Q Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Google Podcast ————————————————————————— Attention premeds, join thousands of premedical students networking and sharing resources for free at www.PreMedSTAR.com.
15:33
November 19, 2018
5 Ways to Use Office Hours Wisely
Week 22 of the PreMed Mondays book covers covers 5 ways to use office hours wisely. It's amazing how much benefit comes from this simple task. Don't believe it...just give it a try.
15:12
November 12, 2018