YCBK 142: Med School Applications Soar in COVID-19 Era

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (5:02) : In this week’s news segment, an article from The Wall Street Journal, “U.S. Medical School Applications Soar in COVID-19 Era” by Patrick Thomas. The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the healthcare industry and medical schools are reporting record numbers in applications. Prospective students have shared reasons for the heightened interest based on wanting to address pronounced healthcare disparities and the heroic status of frontline workers, all brought on by the coronavirus. (Length 23 minutes)


Chapter 142 of 171 Answers (28:15): and we’re talking through priority deadlines and why they are important.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
(Length 15 minutes)

Bonus content (43:14) This week’s bonus content looks at why admission directors are nervous about their Early Decision numbers and what they are going to do about it. (Length 25 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:08:01) Mark kicks off his interview with William Segura, Associate Dean at Emory in “Understanding 3 models of decision making for admission committees”.

William Segura
(Length 19 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:14:56) Recommended resource: The best CSS PROFILE Walkthrough Mark has seen. It is by Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst and she does this for MEFA. You can access this webinar under the video section of MEFA.org or on MEFA YouTube Channel, but here is a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp_gvJtPodQ&t=496s. MEFA did a second CSS PROFILE Walkthrough that I also recommend. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVDZWzoXgJs&t=8s

College Spotlight (1:27:03): Ball State in Muncie Indiana (bsu.edu) (Length 9 minutes)

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