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The Pre-Medical Path with Natalie Tran

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In this episode, we continue our discussion on the medical path and what that entails. Our guest for this episode is Natalie Tran, a chemistry major at the University of California, Irvine who intends to apply to medical school in the future. We talk about some tips and advice for students on a similar path to Natalie’s and her experiences.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist, performing a chemical lab procedure for polio environmental surveillance.

Things mentioned in this episode:

  • Empathy
  • Tips for reading textbooks
  • Memorization is a big part of studying biology
  • Why chemistry and biology?
  • Undergraduate research
  • Natalie’s perspective on the University of California system
  • Quarter vs. Semester system and their implications
  • How important is GPA to medical school applications?
  • Advice for students looking to apply to medical school
  • Time management advice
  • COVID-19 pandemic and its effects to education and learning
  • What it takes to be a pre-medical student
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Your host: David Chuong

Featured guest: Natalie Tran

Music: “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar is licensed under a Creative Commons License.