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Secrets to Medical School Admissions and Medical Professional Success [Part 1] [NYC Queens: Flushing]

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There are many paths to medical school, but some are much longer and far more expensive than others.

Unfortunately, most college professors and guidance counselors have never set foot in a medical school, so their advice is quite limited.  Universities and the College Board are rather vague and misleading about their undergraduate admissions criteria, but medical schools and the AAMC are even more vague about their criteria. Moreover, medical school admissions and academics requires different perspectives and strategies than college admissions or other graduate school programs.

Understand the ongoing changes within the AAMC, ACGME, and medical specialty boards.  Learn about important techniques & strategies that you should implement and practice (preferably years in advance) while gaining insight into how residency directors and medical school admissions committees think and pick students.  Hear about the different tiers, types, and reputations of medical schools around the world.  Find out the types of research that different medical schools prefer.  Know how to get into an Ivy League medical school with a state university bachelors degree.  Realize how some state universities actually provide better chances for medical school acceptance than top liberal arts colleges.  Avoid the devastating academic, financial, and career mistakes that others make in college, medical school, and residency training.

This ECRIT Academy Success Seminar can help you discover and consider critical aspects of pre-med preparation and the medical school admissions process that you wouldn't otherwise contemplate.  Find out what the AAMC and the admissions officers do not want you to know as many medical schools change their criteria and methods.  Understand why top grades are often not enough to create the best medical school application.  Learn what medical schools and hospitals truly need and want as the medical system changes.

Gain insight into how different types of medical schools conduct stress interviews.  Obtain a method to determine which schools to avoid so that you aren't faced with the dilemma of transferring in the future.  Hear about the positives and negatives of medical schools overseas.  Avoid the passive, costly, and heartbreaking mistakes that others make in college, graduate school, and medical school.  Discern the various scams to avoid.  Last, given that medical school applications are stressful for students and families alike, ascertain ways to work collaboratively as a successful family team from suggestions in this seminar. 



Speakers led by Andrew Chi, M.D. of ECRIT

For any student, professional, or parent interested in medical school



Saturday, June 23, 2018

1-4 PM (3 hours)



NYC: Downtown Flushing, Queens

Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel

near Main Street & College Point Blvd
135-20 39th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 460-6666
Avoid the passive, costly, and heartbreaking mistakes that others make in college, graduate school, and medical school
It all comes down to a matter of value and time.  If this information is invaluable to you, please be aware that the next date for this seminar at this location probably won't be until the summer of 2015.
Subway:     2 blocks away - the "Flushing Main Street Station" of the NYC Subway Purple “7 train"
Train:          3 blocks away - the "Flushing Main Street Station" of the Long Island RR "Port Washington Line"
Car:            Via the Van Wyck Exprwy (I-678), Whitehurst Exprwy (I-678), and Long Island Exprwy (I-278)
                    Parking is plentiful in the garage under the Sheraton or two blocks away at 138th Street
La Guardia Airport:                                        10 min by free shuttle
Arthur Ashe US Open Tennis Stadium:              5 min away by car
NY Mets baseball team Citifield Stadium:          4 min away by car
There are many hotels within 2 blocks of this location.  No discounts for this seminar are available at this point.
When your payment is processed, we will send you a confirmation via your email or mailing address.  We may later send you an email or envelope with some preparatory material to read, write, and ponder.  When you check in to our seminars, please bring your confirmation email or letter.  It is a good idea to bring a photo I.D. so that you can prove who you are if someone else tries to impersonate you.  At our seminars, we will provide a seminar packet, planning exercises, checklists, and Q&A time.  Your participation in our seminars can be active or passive as appropriate.

Customer Reviews

Reviewed by cheap j, 09/29/2015

Before we signed up, I thought it was too early in the process to attend this seminar because my kid had not fully decided to go into medical school and it seemed years away. Then we attended a different seminar about the way doctors think and we realized that this seminar might be very helpful. Indeed it was very eye opening. After talking to other doctors and looking through some books about medical school, our family went back to get more help from Dr. Chi as he does have special insight. He has been incredible help.

Reviewed by Galen , 09/06/2014

This long seminar gets A+.

It is long, and some of it seemed a little irrelevant at first (such as the experience of medical school students or medical residents) but I eventually agreed with the speaker that each of those topics was important to know. Much of it is meant to serve as background knowledge not only for strategizing pre-med studies/research and the application but also for the dreaded interviews. I realize now after discussing with others that if you listen to what was shared, it can save you from spending extra time in graduate school programs (MPH or MS) and/or less desired research before you apply.

The perspectives of different medical school officials was helpful. One can assume what they want, but it is another thing to really hear about it and realize that your assumptions may be incorrect. One would like to think that medical school admissions is meritocratic or ethnically diverse... but like much of private college admissions, medical school admissions is apparently neither meritocratic or ethnically diverse. In fact, there are some med schools in which more than 50% of the students are sons/daughters of alumni and/or the sons/daughters of physicians. That alone has an impact upon the distribution of medical students. In the meantime, it was also mentioned that there is now a huge amount of research funding for minority patient studies from the Federal government. The reasons for relying upon alumni children recruits and the children of physicians, though, is said to be a bit different than college admissions favoritism of "legacy applicants," and it makes sense.

The trick, then, is how to get in if you aren't the son or daughter of a doctor. Fortunately, this seminar does provide perspective and solutions. Otherwise, I would have downgraded it.

Reviewed by prognosticator , 08/19/2014

These are concerning times in healthcare and in economics.  This seminar honestly reviews what has been happening and how that effects one's plans for a medical career.  The development and crises of various medical schools and hospitals are discussed backed up with newspaper and medical journal articles.

You'll hear how the roles of nurses, doctors, physicians assistants, and some other medical professionals have transformed from modernization, insurance changes, lawsuits, unions, and government regulation. You'll hear about the amazing differences between medical boards in different states and how some have changed. Even the roles of surgeons and internal medicine doctors has been changing dramatically in the past 5 years.  

If you don't have a background in medicine, you'll also get a good overview of the courses and skills that one needs to learn before and during medical school. It is great for parents or spouses to see so that they have a better idea why a future applicant is trying to spend more time/money on certain subjects.

Research and research funding has been changing as well - and you hear not only about what different types of research are for but why the funding has changed for the better or worse for specific types of research. Many American government agencies involved with research are discussed with their roles and research funding contributions or demands.

Reviewed by Precision-planned , 08/18/2014

This is an intense subject and an intense pair of seminars, but medicine is over-the-top intense.  The contrast from college applications was stark, such as the revelation that the essays for med school don't usually count as much as the essays for college admission!!!  And yet there is a surprise essay that one may have to write during an interview.  The whole topic on medical school and residency interviews is mind-blowing, but they do give level-headed perspective and tips that make sense.  One's entire approach to college courses, grad school research, and the med school applications themselves can definitely be altered for the better with these seminars.

Reviewed by , 08/13/2014

I didn't take this class yet, but I met with Dr. Chi and gained some invaluable insights. I went to him with the disappointed notion that my pre-med advisor was useless [and conveniently unavailable after I graduated], and now I know why. It is unconscionable that a very expensive top school can play games with their students. Anyway, Dr. Chi gave advice and insight which makes sense with his explanations and from what I've pieced together from other reluctant sources. For instance, he gave a very interesting and factual background to the Drexel Hahnemann postbaccalaureate programs where many folks from state schools and Ivy League schools go after they fail to get into med school the 1st or 2nd time. I still have a long way to go, but now I feel my steps are more firm and headed in the correct direction. Email me if you would like to exchange tips, suggestions, and recommendations.