Dr. Pinesett’s Blog

Premed Advisor Racism: You're Too Black To Become a Doctor!

premed Jul 16, 2020


If you are a student of color, just know that you are not alone! We see you and understand you. Keep pushing and keep trying to dominate!


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Dr. Pinesett here, and we're continuing our discussion live-action, talking about racism and discrimination and systemic racism in higher education - in the pathway to becoming a doctor. And today we're getting to the level, we've done junior high, high school, and we're advancing to college now. And we're...

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High School Systemic Racism: You're Not A Real Black Person

premed Jul 14, 2020


If you are a student of color, just know that you are not alone! We see you and understand. Keep pushing and keep trying to dominate!


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Dr. Andre Pinesett here. And today we are continuing our discussion of systemic racism in higher education and education in general. And today we advanced from junior high to high school guys, junior high to high school. And today, right? The words are, you are not a real black person. You are not a real black...
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Junior High School Racism: Your Blackness Intimidated Me!

premed Jul 11, 2020


#BlackLivesMatter This week I'm doing a series of videos to highlight systemic racism in education and the unique obstacles and difficulties that students of color, particularly black students face in their academic journey.

I hope that these lessons put a face to educational discrimination and paint a picture of why there is such little diversity in higher education and why improving diversity in college and medical school has been such a challenge.

If you are a student of color,...

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Med School Racism is Real, Sorry if it hurts to hear it!

premed Jul 09, 2020


Someone called me a racial slur today because I spoke the truth about the existing racism and discrimination in medical education. I find it unacceptable!


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We'll talk about racism because somebody called me a racial slur today, and I'm not happy about it. I've been trying to chill out, keep a low profile because you guys have been following me, know how I feel about race relations in America. You know how I feel about race relations for pre-meds, you...
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Reapplying to Medical School: Should You Mention it in Your Personal Statement?

Uncategorized Jul 07, 2020


The personal statement is the centerpiece of your medical school application. It frames every other part of the med school application and can make or break your application. I get a lot of emails about what should be included in the personal statement and what should be left out.

In this episode, I answer one of your premed questions about mentioning being a reapplicant and what you have done since your last application in your personal statement. Enjoy!


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When Should you Submit 2020 Medical School Application to AMCAS?

premed Jul 04, 2020


Submitting your medical school application early and complete is important to your med school admissions chances.

In this episode, I will break down the latest 2020 AMCAS med school application timeline and let you know the best time to submit your application to maximize your med school admissions chances.


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Because singing makes it really interesting. So I was singing yesterday during a coaching session and as I was uploading and I was like, you know...
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Become a Happier and More Successful Student for Life!

Uncategorized May 29, 2020

If you have trouble getting motivated and succeeding in school, you’ve probably tried countless times to get out of your rut.

Check out this video to discover the real secret to success and happiness as a student!

  • “I want to create a clear understanding of the obstacles you guys are putting in your own way.”
  • Many people want to be successful, but they don’t understand the process or recognize the small victories they’re achieving throughout the journey.
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Dominate Premed Show: How to Get Into Med School

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re getting ready to apply to medical school, you might be worried that you’re not prepared or don’t have everything you need to get in.

Watch this video now to discover everything you’ll need to ace your med school application.

  • “If you’re just going to be a box-checker, you’re not going to be as exceptional as medical schools need to let you in.”
  • It is getting more competitive to get into med school each and every year. BUT,...
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Dominate Premed Show: HBCUs and Historically Black Med Schools

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re a Black student, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it to attend an HBCU or historically Black medical school.

Watch my video now to find out my opinion and discover if attending an HBCU will really impact your future medical career.

  • “Both sides of the HCBU debate have merit.”
  • There are tons of opinions on historically black colleges and universities, also called HBCUs. Does It really impact your medical career if you do or...
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Dominate Premed Show: Advice When You're Changing to Premed Late

premed Feb 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about switching to premed late in the game, such as changing to premed junior or senior year, you might think you’re way behind with no chance of catching up.

Check out this video to find out how you can use your experiences to your advantage and get into medical school from right where you are.

  •  “For those of you guys who are switching into premed late, it doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome that disadvantage, because there...
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