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The Total Pre-med Makeover
42 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
015: Diversity Recruitment at William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine
Today’s special guest on the Total Premed Makeover Podcast is Tajarian Arrington, Diversity Recruiter from the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine! Listen in as Dr. Renée gets the scoop on all things William Carey-COM, pre-med impressions, and even all the charms that Hattiesburg, MS, has to offer incoming students! Things to expect in this episode: - William Carey’s mission for students and the southern community from diversity goals to helping fill the shortage of physicians - William Carey’s role as a MEdEq partner and what they think about the program from a Recruiter perspective - William Carey’s desires for incoming med students and what qualities they wish to see from them - How Med students can show William Carey what they have to offer and how MEdEq can help - Perks of living in Hattiesburg, Mississippi while going to med school Want to join MEdEq as an admissions/diversity officer? Are you a pre-med who wants to join the MEdEq program for FREE today? Visit www.medeqpremed.com
45 minutes | May 4, 2022
014: ICOM Recruiter Dishes on Diversity in Idaho!
I'm chatting it up with Ellie Matthews, Admissions Recruiter from Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). I'm excited to announce that ICOM is the newest school to join the MEdEq program, showing their commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in medicine! We talk about ICOM being the first med school in Idaho, what students can expect during the application process, and opportunities during their medical school years. I also gush over the time that I lived in Idaho (true story!). Pre-meds can learn more about ICOM and get in contact with Ellie Matthews directly if you join the MEdEq program for FREE today! www.medeqpremed.com
34 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
013: This is why you suck at chemistry & physics!
You've taken the courses. You've studied for the MCAT. You've re-studied for the MCAT, but for some reason, you still can't master chemistry and physics! Find out why this is happening and how you can start to become a chemistry and physics whiz no matter what grade is currently on your transcript or how you've done on the MCAT in the past. Also, if you're interested in joining the MEdEq program for FREE, text MEDSCHOOL to 917-905-8801. Hope to see you in the program!
27 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Come pre-med. Leave Prepared!
Share this episode out today! Take a listen to this crossover episode between the Total Pre-med Makeover and Docs Outside the Box, with host and my husband, Dr. Nii Darko. We have a lot of fun on this episode, but we get into the upcoming Pre-med to Prepared Summit. The summit is a 3-day (June 4-6, 2021) online event that every pre-med needs to attend! The theme is mindset, which shouldn't surprise you with as much as I've talked about mindset in previous episodes. We have lots of sessions covering MCAT, mentoring, applications, and more! Be sure to listen for more details and then REGISTER NOW for FREE! www.premedtoprepared.com. See you at the summit!
35 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
012: Sure-Fire MCAT Strategies To Lessen Distractions And Boost Your Score
On this episode, I'm talking to MCAT instructor, Lorenzo Foster. We run through 5 sure fire ways to increase your MCAT score. We're seeing results with these strategies. Lorenzo runs the FREE Strategy-based Skill-building MCAT Prep Course on the MEdEq app (www.medqpremed.com). Through this 12-week course, we've seen students have improved both their scores and their confidence with taking the MCAT. Don't just take a listen; share this episode out with everyone you think might want improve their MCAT score. Then sit down and practice! We're doing more than just inspiring; The Total Pre-med Makeover is bringing you actionable steps to make you a top-choice medical school applicant. Hit me up on social media (drreneedarko) if you got something out of this episode.
27 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
011: 5 Interview Tips from a Medical School Diversity Officer
Straight from the source! You have questions about the medical school interview and Dr. Veronica Scott and Ginger Myers from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCU-COM) are giving it to you straight. We talk about 5 things that you ABSOLUTELY should do on your medical school interview in order to stand out and make a good impression. WCU-COM will be hosting a Medical School Info Session on Feb 17, 7pm ET. REGISTER at www.medschoolinfosessions.com WCU-COM is one of the newest additions to the MEdEq program for diverse pre-meds. If you're not enrolled in this program, yet, you need to get on ASAP! www.medeqpremed.com
70 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
010: Dashon's Total Pre-med Makeover Part 2
We pick up from the previous episode to continue talking to Dashon about what happened after he revealed to me that he had been diagnosed with ADHD in high school. At this point, he's considering a Master's program to help improve his chances of getting into medical school, but his post-bac grades are hit or miss. Find out what finally gets him on track and what happens when he retakes the MCAT!
62 minutes | Jan 23, 2021
009: Dashon's Total Pre-med Makeover Part 1
ACCEPTED! He had low grades, low MCAT score, and ADHD to overcome. After almost 4 years of mentoring Dashon, he and I sit down to have an official, but fun conversation about his story of trial and tribulation turned triumph! This episode is sponsored by my new program, MEdEq, https://medeqpremed.com. Join the MEdEq app today to be invited to monthly recruitment and networking event. It's a small community that's growing daily. Create your pre-med profile today!
16 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
008: When Racism Meets Medicine
In the weeks following the death of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer, I talk about systemic racism and its role in the healthcare system. When humanity is debated or denied, what is the impact on a system or society? How do you envision the type of doctor you will be?
21 minutes | May 18, 2020
007: Anatomy of a TPM Part 5: Transformation
After a long hiatus, I finally bring you the last part of the Anatomy of a Total Pre-med Makeover series. What does it mean to be transformed? What happens when you are transformed? How do you transform? I help you to answer these questions so that you can complete your total pre-med makeover. Its time to become the version of yourself that you've always wanted to be. I also make mention of the Tour for Diversity in Medicine (www.tour4diversity.org). Check them out!
43 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
006: Anatomy of a TPM Part 4: Staging and Selling
Longer episode ahead... Staging and selling involves making yourself attractive and competitive for the market. Setting the stage for success starts with engaging new habits, behaviors, and actions. We’ll talk about how the things you do can make or break your chances of getting into medical school. Caution: I get really real and do a little ranting in this episode. Brace yourself!
20 minutes | Feb 16, 2019
005: Anatomy of a Total Pre-med Makeover Part 3: Renovation
Renovation starts with planning and goal-setting. We’ll talk about how to set goals that actually work and can improve your current situation. Now that you’re in the right mindset, you’re ready to take action! So, let’s lay down the foundation to get you started off right!
32 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
004: Anatomy of a Total Pre-med Makeover Part 2: Demolition
We’ll discuss coming to realizations about our mindsets and how that impacts our behaviors that might be interfering with reaching our goals. Nerd alert*** I even give an example from the show, The Big Bang Theory. Also, learn about my FREE 5-day mini-course. You can sign up at www.DrReneeDarko.com/dream5day
23 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
003: Anatomy of a Total Pre-med Makeover Part 1: Are You a Fixer Upper?
This 5 episode series starts off asking the question, "Do you need a Total Pre-med Makeover?" How would you know if you did? We explore 5 signs that you need a pre-med makeover by asking some questions that you've asked and answered in your head but would never discuss out loud. No time like the present to join in the conversation by sending your answers to these questions to @DrReneeDarko on any social media platform.
17 minutes | Dec 24, 2018
002: In the Hot Seat with Dr. Nii Darko
I’m in the hot seat, being interviewed by Dr. Nii Darko, General and Trauma Surgeon, host of Docs Outside the Box Podcast, and, yes, my husband. We talk a bit more in detail about my childhood and total pre-med makeover story and outline 3 tips for “not-so-perfect” pre-meds to be successful. Also, find out why I dedicated this episode to my high school chemistry teacher, Dr. Harold Afiriyie. Be sure to subscribe to Docs Outside the Box Podcast.
15 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
001: Welcome to The Total Pre-med Makeover
Welcome to the first ever episode of the Total Pre-med Makeover! In this episode, I share my own total pre-med makeover story and why I started this podcast. I talk about how you can help make this more than just another pre-med podcast, but an actual experience. And... I reveal something that makes me nervous right now. Take a listen and find out what it is.
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