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DON'T Listen to Your Premed Advisor | Here's Why

When should you follow the advice from premed advisors and when should you look elsewhere? Here’s how to decide and position yourself optimally to get into medical school.

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TIME STAMPS:
00:45 – What are Premed Advisors Good For?
01:55 – Their Credentials (or Lack Thereof)
02:44 – Lacking Understanding of Statistics
04:12 – Minimal Medical School & Residency Understanding
05:45 – Easily Manipulated Due to Lacking Expertise

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34 COMMENTS

  1. My college has no pre-med advisor. I have to do everything myself. My major advisor helps me as much as she can, but she’ll tell me most of the time that she doesn’t know. My doctor is my advisor. She’s so awesome 🥺

  2. How about my advisor about 9 years ago told me to do nursing instead because anesthesia medicine is dying and CRNA will take over and I’ll be better off… here I am a nursing student drop out pursuing med school because my heart led me back here

  3. I'm majoring in American History, my advisor as well as the health and science(premed) advisor told me I wasn't allowed to take premed classes unless I change my major into a bio major. I call b.s. and am going to do everything I can to get my premed classes done even if I need to double major or pick a bio minor.

  4. Cheapest way to become a doctor if you're a NRI :- Give the NEET, get into one of the government college seats since you have reservation. Pay up to $75000 in total for 5.5 years. Give the USMLE and become a doctor in the US

  5. Before I even started college, when I went on tour of the campus, I met with the head of the pre-med concentration program. He literally told me that if you make more than 2 Bs in college you should probably reconsider trying to go to medical school

  6. I’ve watched a lot of videos about majoring in Bio and I just want to cry more. I want to major in Bio (I already am) and I’m so scared I’ll never get into med school. But it’s what I WANT to major in but I also don’t want to settle for anything less then med school. So do I change my major even though I don’t want to, just to make medical school possible? 😭 (I know I’m going back and forth with the same questions, it’s what’s going on in my head 24/7)

  7. My Premed advisor had a Masters in Biomedical Sciences and regularly took the MCAT and Caspr. He also met with the Dean of Admissions at our state medical school regularly. I was pretty fortunate to have an advisor who's education was essentially based on being a premed advisor.

  8. I’m already preparing to hear it bad when I apply..
    I have a BA in Psych, 2016. Worked ever since. Matter of fact, I worked full time while getting my degree. But I know they’ll bring up why I waited to start Pre-Med after 4 years 😓
    Try to live without regrets, but I wish I would’ve started on my journey to become a physician much sooner. I know what ever advisor I have will bite me in the ass about that.

  9. If colleges were transparent, they would be losing lots of money and they tell naive 18 year olds what they’d like to hear like some almighty success gurus just to exploit them. If you’re here kudos for doing your own research! Passions are fun and all, but a lot of people don’t consider the usefulness of financial practicality and independence. College is an investment of time and money so you don’t wanna waste it!

  10. Yup I mentioned different advisors on college that I wanted to become a surgeon and most on them instead of guiding me to the right path, they told me to study nursing to get there….. I was like nursing???? That has nothing to do with what I want…… just 2 told me the truth…. the rest just see you and decide for you what you should study…. and that’s why I’m where I’m cuz I’m not from here, but I have always been misguided by teachers and advisors, my advisor from high school never told me about college, so I told her why you have been calling others for tours and info about college and never did with me and she told me….. I never thought you wanted to go to college!!! So cuz she thought for me she never gave me guidance…. and that has been my life……. but now I’m in love with this video cuz makes me feel I can take my own decisions no matter what…… before I let advisors guide me cuz idk how the system works and I thought they supposed to guide me but now I know I can do what I want and not everything that they say thanks

  11. My advisor has been a huge help. She advised me to change my second major to transfer studies, so by the time I transfer to a four year, 90% of ALL my premed prereqs will be completed.The only thing she was weary about was my choice to major in Neuroscience with a molecular, cellular, physiological concentration.

  12. At my institution: pre-med advisors call med school admissions every year. They bring med school admissions to talk to the students about dos and don'ts. they are excellent at editing personal statements, secondaries, etc.

    Now, they often say "don't apply to broad schools, apply where you actually want to go." in my mind, this is good& bad. So I take that part with a grain of salt.

    But they are often incredibly helpful. Takes a while to do some picking around potentially. Just don't think this broad sweep is totally accurate.

  13. Where did you find these premed advisors? They sound terrible! Perhaps you experienced some sampling bias? I don’t think I’ve ever said any of these things. Still I love this channel and I tell my premed advisees to check it out! Not sure I want to point them to this specific one tho. Lol.

  14. It seems to me that medicine is a field where to get in it matters more what other people think of you rather than actual ability. So many people get turned off medicine because of professors and advisors telling them they can’t make it, instead of giving tips on how to make it. And don’t get me started on the application process itself- if you are not 100% confident of getting in to something, then the anxiety of starting the process can be crushing. Many people wonder if it is worth the time and money to even apply if they aren’t guaranteed a spot somewhere, and it is a valid concern! I wouldn’t want to waste hours upon hours of time and money for something that is not guaranteed to work with an even lower chance of acceptance if I try again. While tropical schools have their own problems, once you get your degree you can at a least practice as a primary care physician after an exam or two. Sure the money isn’t as good, but it is still pretty good.

  15. While I appreciate the information in this video, generalizing all pre-med advisors as untrained, under-educated, and someone to pretty much avoid, is completely inaccurate and an absolute disservice to the students who need them. If someone studies medicine, they usually become a doctor, not an advisor. So most advisors won't have a medical background. Some may have studied pre-med or another science background. Some have other important skills and backgrounds that are actually far more useful, like a counseling or even a communications background. Effective communication and resourcefulness are some of the most important skills an advisor can have. Science majors almost never have this (see this is what a generalization looks like and I only wrote it to prove a point). Learning how to get into medical school absolutely does not require having been through the process. In fact, not having been through it, can allow someone to be more objective when working with students. However, you're not completely wrong either. There are a ton of rookies out there with little to no guidance or preparation for the job. For videos like this, perhaps a suggestion to students to seek out second opinions would be fairer to advisors. If I see one bad doctor I don't consider all doctors to be worthless, I get a second opinion.

  16. My advisor repeatedly told me to take this one class I didn't need and didn't want to take because he said I would "love" it. The class is a mess. The professor doesn't know what's she doing and the tests make no sense. I felt the need to withdraw and it ruined my semester. I hope there will be no consequences now that I have 11 credits because of the pandemic….

  17. My premed advisors tried to actually STOP me from applying because of 3 C’s in my transcript. Ended up graduating with honors, accepted to multiple MD schools, with a 5 figure annual scholarship

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