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

 

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!

 

#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!

 

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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When Should you Submit 2020 Medical School Application to AMCAS?

 

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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Dominate Premed Show: How to Get Into Med School

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

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

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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Dominate Premed Show: Read This Book Before Med School

If you’re a premed, you’ve got lots of reading to do. But there’s one book that you just cannot miss out on.

Check out today’s Dominate Premed Show to discover the book you have to pick up before med school.

 

  • “You should focus on yourself and improving yourself through your reading.”
  • In your premed career, you have to read Physiology by Linda S. Costanzo.
  • This is the #1 thing you need to learn during premed to set you up for success in med...
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Premed with Low GPA? Learn How to Turn It Around

If you’re a premed with a low GPA, you’re probably wondering what to do next so you can still get into medical school.

Check out today’s video to see how to get the job done.

  • “No matter where you are as a premed student, you can get into medical school. But you have to make up your mind that you’re going to do what it takes to get there.”
  • Particularly if you’re later in the game, like a 4th-year premed, you’re probably stressing if you have a...
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3 Steps for Choosing the Right Premed Major to Get to Med School

If you hope to get into medical school one day, you first have to pick a helpful premed major.

Today’s video gives three easy steps that will help you pick your major and help you get into med school.

 

  • When you’re considering a premed major, take these three things into consideration in order.
  • First, choose something that will allow you to excel both in the classroom and as a premed. Find something you’re exceptional in that will allow you to improve your GPA...
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