This is a podcast to encourage any and all who are interested in becoming a doctor. We want to target underrepresented minorities in this podcast who may not have people they could use as a resource for how exactly to get through undergrad, MCAT studies and applying to medical school. As we transition into medical school this year we'd like to share our experiences and hope that our transparency will help others on their own journey!
Where to listen
Episode 22: Life/MCAT Advice from Tare and Masters Degrees
We’re back to the school and back in the groove of things! We talked about our New Years resolutions, the guidance we’ve experienced and how being prideful has affected our path here. We hope you guys love it! Since we referred to advising our past selves I figured the picture could be a throwback undergrad picture of us 💕😁👩🏾⚕️👩🏽⚕️
Well we are 1/8 through our medical school journey and it’s been quite the adjustment. This episode we reflect on this semester and just talk candidly about the ways our passion for medicine has grown. We’re so sorry for the gap in episodes but we’re so glad to be back and tell all of our listeners about it!
What a fulfilling episode! And a fulfilling weekend! This week we talk about SNMA and our experience at RMEC in Chicago! We also reflected on self worth and how much it’s strengthened through this journey. We missed you all and hope you enjoy this episode! PS you’re worth it!! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
Well if we weren’t transparent enough before we’ve made it on this episode 😂 this episode gets a little off track but we make sure to discuss gaining new experiences and what it’s like living at home for medical school. We missed our listeners and hope you guys missed us!! Please enjoy!
We missed y’all!! Life got real and it’s been too long so we dived into all of our business, starting with finance and ending with our impromptu interview skills! Please enjoy this episode, I’m sure you’ll hear how much fun we had recording it!! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
You guys get to meet my amazing friend Vickie! Her journey is one full of inspiration and faith. We think this episode has something very valuable for even those not in the medical journey! Let us know what you think!
White coat vibes! We talk about receiving our white coats and our new responsibilities as student doctors. We had a few interruptions (Astro barking and my iPad dying) but we powered through. Thank you all for your support and hopefully you enjoy the episode!
Kia and Flo give general advice to high school, premed, and applying students. Here we offer a tid-bit of hope for each group. We also give more interview info for those going on medical school interviews this year! Hopefully more students can relate to our info! Enjoy episode 30!
Wow this episode is packed! Episode 29 is pretty casual with some review of our pre-matriculation experience and how we plan to use that experience to prep for med school! We also got an amazing question from a listener! Many miles apart Flo and I each offer our advice and hopefully help many other curious listeners!
Episode 29! Kia sits with Keisha, a fellow rising M1, and we talk about the transition we’ve been experiencing moving into medical school. We also break down why it’s so important to think before you act in a professional conflict. Thank you all for tuning in and hope you enjoy! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
What a special episode! Thank you, Harmony, for sharing so much about your journey! We sit down with M2 (MD/PHD) Harmony and discuss how she got into the MD/PHD program here at KU and we talk about how important it is to have confidence throughout this process! If you’re in a hurry make time for this episode!
Episode 26! Sorry it’s late guys, we have an exam this week 😔. This week we intended to discuss why it’s important to be involved in the community but basically it’s an episode about us needing to resolve our biases. We also discuss self-awareness (more bias talk) and how you shouldn’t be too wrapped up in image while in this journey. Don’t worry, it wraps up well at the end haha! Happy listening!
🥳🥳🥳 Episode 25! This week Flo and I had to have our new friend and classmate Amber (@amber_alert_88) on the show to break down how to network to the max! She drops a few hidden Jemisons from masters/post-bac to a full confrence where she made sure she was remembered! We also cover why it’s important to know what specific med schools require and of course how to prepare for medical school interviews! Hope you all enjoy!
Episode 24 is finally here! Flo and I talk about the crazy week we’ve had as we begin our medical school journey! We haven’t forgotten that it’s summer and to kick the season off we’re reminding you guys to enjoy your summer programs and maximize this opportunity! Last but not least we break down factors we considered when it came to retaking your MCAT! We’ve got a unique Mahoney Message this week so be sure to stay tuned! Feel free to email us with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
On time and thriving! Episode 23 starts with the secondary sagas and us talking about what they are and why there terrible. Next we talk about choosing between schools if you hold multiple acceptances (everyone’s real goal here) and lastly we break down why it’s important to gain independence before going to medical school. As always email us in Melanininmedicine02@gmail.com so that we can shape our episodes to fit our amazing audience.
Kia journeyed back to Carbondale IL to attend her post baccalaureate banquet! There she interviewed her good friend Tare who will be matriculating this fall to medical school! Be sure to follow her journey on her blog Prescribed by Tare for another perspective of this process! Thank you so much Tare for sharing your experiences and we hope you enjoy! Also see why Kia and Flo aren’t musicians 😂🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
Sorry for the late upload!!! This week Flo and Kia discuss how we analyzed our MCATs, how we passed time waiting on our scores and how on earth we chose our schools! PS we got dogs lol so there’s random squeaks but it adds character!
Episode 20 is finally here! Flo, Jackie and Kia ramble and chuckle for the most part but we hit some good points such as comparing yourself to others and how insane you’ll make yourself doing it! We also talk about how to make it in the professional world whether you’re an extrovert or introvert! This episode is full of shade so please enjoy and bring a blanket 😂🧡
This week Flo and Kia do a little bit of rambling! We talk about what to consider when moving to a new city, differences between friends as classmates and having classmates who aren’t really friends (weird, we know haha), lastly we talk about establishing boundaries while on your journey! As always email us at email@example.com with any questions or advice 🧡👩🏿⚕️👩🏾⚕️
Episode 18 we’re wrapping up applications and discussing what not to do. We also talk about what it’s like talking about yourself in the application and of course we want to break down criticism and how important it is to be receptive during this process! Also Kia got sound effects so be prepared for random noises 😂🧡👩🏿⚕️👩🏽⚕️
Wow. This was delayed. Thank you all for being patient because this episode is so incredible! Shout out to the ladies of the Extra Regular podcast as we dissect ways to keep up mental health and overall caring for yourself during such an overwhelming process! We still care about applications and those applying so of course we talked about Disadvantage Statements as well! Thank you all for your support and we hope it was worth the wait!
We see applications opening soon which means we want to start gathering materials early! Sorry for the late upload, we are back with info and fly new photos 😁 This week we dive into the parts of the AMCAS application, discuss our experiences and how to organize them and most important the Personal Statement! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏾⚕️ Don’t forget to subscribe and review everywhere you listen to us as well as email! 📧📫
We wanted to share our MCAT horror stories because although we hope for the best on MCAT day we were prepared for the worst! We also talk about what we brought to our MCAT and how we made it through the CARS section! Thank you all and as always email your questions to us!👩🏾⚕️👩🏽⚕️🧡
Episode 14: our FIRST official medical student! Thank you so much @ for discussing your personal medical school experiences! Listen as Amaka (M4) discusses relationships, Greek life and everything else medical school! We really tried to cram as much as we could in this episode and we hope you all enjoy it! Thank you all for so much support! 🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
Tune in to hear who won the MCAT book-set give away along with our discussion on how we fought our way through Bio and Chem MCAT sections as well as how we were able to balance work, personal life with our MCAT studies! Of course we rant a little but that’s what we’re here for! Be sure to subscribe, rate and reviews us on apple podcast🧡👩🏽⚕️👩🏿⚕️
New episode!! Hear how we budgeted for applications, how we kept motivation during our gap (Growth) years, and all of the backup plans we had just in case! We also mention our MCAT Give away! As always email us and let let us know what you think!!
The topic you’ve been waiting for! It’s MCAT season (because it’s year round) and we want listeners to go into studying focused and set up for success! We talk about our study schedules, different resources available for studying and DISCIPLINE! It’s a longer episode because we genuinely wanted to give all of our advice for this episode! Of course the MCAT is an ongoing topic so feel free to email us with any more topics of the MCAT you’d like to know about! Thank y’all!! 🧡👩🏿⚕️👩🏽⚕️
Episode 9! It’s a fresh semester and Kia sits down with special guest Jackie to talk about stress management! Giving all the details of how we’ve coped with stress and ways to stay motivated and focused. We also talk about support during stressful times and get Kia’s mom to talk about the support she offers! It’s a chill episode this week with some of our favorite people so let us know how you enjoy it!
Thats right kids! New year, same us still here and talkin 😂 episode 8 is uploaded for your enjoyment! We sit down with our friends @curtbangz and @willthesnack to discuss what men think when dealing with minority women in Medicine, a dip into relationships and a bit of what professions black men go through! Let us know what you think and, as all ways, email any advice or opinions! 🧡👩🏾⚕️👩🏽⚕️
Thank you for your patience! We wanted to deliver a great episode and it just took us longer than expected but we're here! This week we talk about what delayed gratification means to us, expose our undergraduate GPAs and talk about mentors we've had on our journey! Thank you all so much for the support and we hope you enjoy this week's episode of Melanin In Medicine!
This may be my (Kia's) favorite episode! Flo and I get personal when we discuss our being thrown off of "The" typical medical student timeline. We also include things we've sacrificed to get to this point as well as how we've been willing to adapt to change to get into medical school. Hopefully this motivates you to persevere and keep going! We also have our first message so it's a lit episode!
Right on time for your study break! We're discussing stereotypes that we've faced as black women in our journey thus far, professionalism from our perspective and how we work to be professional Especially discussing how hair shouldn't be considered unprofessional! Last we tie it together with letters of recommendation and all the things to consider when asking for letters! Let us know how you enjoy it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
That's right, we're back! Episode 4 breaks down our experiences with post-baccalaureate programs, how we learned the hard way to manage our time and how to use AMCAS efficiently! Remember if you have questions or a suggestion for a topic to email us at email@example.com!
Hello! Sorry for the late upload but it's worth the listen! We're discussing how medical schools define underrepresented minorities, disadvantaged applicants and how cultural competency can make all the difference as a physician! We can't wait to hear how you guys enjoy this episode!
We're back with more Melanin In Medicine! Episode 2 is full of new info, including majors and how you can use almost any major when going into medical school, different study tips that have helped us survive or that we wish we would've known and how to get out of your awkward networking phase and out making connections! We look forward to hearing about how you like it! Thank you guys and enjoy!
Episode 1 is here! Let us tell you all about our experiences as black women going through undergrad and applying to medical school. We'll be real, honest, and here for anyone ready to listen. Our objective is to use our transparency to help minority students planning to be doctors!