Aug. 7, 2021

How to Get Accepted into Medical School. Our Guest Today is Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, a Foremost Expert in Medical School Admissions

How to Get Accepted into Medical School. Our Guest Today is Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, a Foremost Expert in Medical School Admissions
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#058 – Today, we begin a couple of episodes focused on the path to becoming a medical doctor. This is a topic often filled with misinformation. To dispel myths and do away with bad information, Dr. Shrag Shemmassian joins us today to talk about medical school admissions.

Dr. Shemmassian is one of the world’s foremost experts, not just on medical school admissions, but also on college admissions and graduate school admissions.

During our conversation, we discussed various elements related to getting into medical school, including, the steps to take after high school to become a doctor, whether there are college majors that facilitate admission into medical school, information about the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and how to prepare for it, and the biggest mistakes applicants make as they apply to medical school, among others.

I truly enjoyed my conversation with Dr. Shemmassian, who was very down-to-earth, honest, and committed to helping students achieve their educational dreams.

For nearly 20 years, he has helped thousands of students get into medical school and to top colleges and universities.

With a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University, a Ph.D, in Clinical Phychology from UCLA, and 2 decades of experience guiding students into top colleges at unprecedented rates, Dr. Shemmassian provided us with a wealth of practical and very valuable information.

Dr. Shemmassian has been featured on The Washington Post, NBC, The New York Post, Business Insider, U.S. News & World Report, and The Harvard Crimson. This is an episode you cannot miss, even if you are not interested in attending medical school.

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Additional Information Shared by Dr. Shemmassian:

How to Get Into Medical School: The Ultimate Guide (2021)

BS/MD Programs: How to Get In

Extracurricular Activities for College Admissions: The Ultimate Guide (Examples Included)

How to Choose the Right Extracurricular Activities for Medical School

2021 Medical School Personal Statement Ultimate Guide (Examples Included)

Medical School Requirements in 2021 (The Ultimate Guide)

Everything You Need to Know About the MCAT, Including Test Dates, Study Schedules, and Comprehensive Guides for Every MCAT Topic, So You Can Maximize Your Score

Average GPA and MCAT Score for Every Medical School (2021 Updates)

Also mentioned by me from my own recollection:

IMDb for Movie About Medical School: Gross Anatomy

Book About Being a Doctor: MD Doctors Talk About Themselves, by John Pekkannen

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