So You Want to be a Doctor: Insights into Preparation for Medical School

Session Time:   1:00 to 2:00 pm

The cost of becoming a physician is expensive, both in terms of finances and time.  In order to make an informed decision you need to know some of the factors you should consider as you enter your undergraduate education to prepare yourself to be in the best position to be a competitive applicant.  Few undergraduates have access to a family member, friend or neighbor who can offer insights into the application process. 

As a screener of medical school applications, interviewer of applicants and member of the admissions of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU, Julie Tebo, PhD will discuss the activities you should consider as you prepare yourself for medical school.  By the end of this information session you will learn the answers to the following questions:

  • What are the costs- time and resources- of becoming a physician?
  • What are the core courses, grade point and standardized scores you need to achieve to be a competitive applicant?
  • You love English, History and/or Economics:  is it necessary to be a science major to become a physician?
  • What are the extracurricular activities in which you should participate?
  • Is research a requirement?
  • How do you go about fostering relationships with professors in order to get the essential reference letters?
  • Do you need to shadow a physician or can you observe nurses, physician assistants, and other allied health professionals?  .

Schools interested in participating in this educational opportunity should contact John Ramicone at 216-916-6360 or john.ramicone@ideastream.org by April 6th.

A program fee of $75.00 will be charged to schools not in the NOTA member districts.  Please process a purchase order to WIVZ/PBS Distance Learning, c/o John Ramicone, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44115 and fax a copy or the p.o. number to 216-916-6361.

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