The Pre-Med Experience

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Pre-Med Experience

Experience the wonder of medicine, unlock your inner doctor and position yourself for medical school.

The Experience You Need...

...From the Influencers You Love.

This isn’t another webinar. For the second year in a row, we crafted the Pre-Med Experience to be about you, the future doctor, gaining an inside understanding of what it means to be a physician. And with 4,855 registered attendees, we believe this was the largest premed conference ever held – live or virtual!

Your favorite medical student bloggers came together to talk about how they successfully navigated the pre-med path and gained acceptance into medical school. Plus, a group of associate deans from prestigious medical schools discussed what they feel makes a strong medical school applicant.

Hear from the event founder, Selena of White Coats and Corgis, and watch all the recorded sessions below!

Here are the influencers who brought this year’s event together:

The Agenda

Opening Event

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

From Stethoscopes to Spotlights: My Personal Journey & Vision for Tomorrow's Medicine

Join Dr. Tommy Martin, a Pediatric Hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a TikTok influencer with over 2.3 million followers, as he delves into his journey from St. George’s University in the Caribbean to becoming a key figure in healthcare communication.

Dr. Martin’s presentation will highlight:

  • Social Media as an Educational Tool – Highlighting Dr. Martin’s use of TikTok for patient education and health awareness.

  • Balancing Career and Personal Life – Insights into how Dr. Martin merges his demanding medical career with personal interests and responsibilities.

  • Digital Storytelling in Healthcare – The role of storytelling in patient and healthcare professional engagement on social media.


Dr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Tommy Martin

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Your Path to Medical School: Essential Admissions Insights

Join our esteemed panel of experts, Dr. Renee Marinelli and Dr. Blair Nelson, both of whom have experience on medical school admissions committees. They will share their insights on how to make your application shine. In this interactive session, you will gain answers to critical questions:

  • How critical is my MCAT score and GPA in the medical school admissions process?
  • Which distinctive extracurricular activities can give me an edge in my medical school application?
  • What are some effective strategies to ensure my personal statement is memorable and impactful?
  • What are the best practices for obtaining a strong letter of recommendation?


Renee Marinelli, MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Renee Marinelli

Family Medicine

Blair Nelson MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Blair Nelson

Emergency Medicine

Roundtable Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Deans' Panel: Inside Medical School Admissions

Join Dr. Dan of @FutureMDlife, a 3rd-year internal medicine resident, as he moderates a discussion with three associate deans from prominent medical schools. This panel aims to demystify the medical school admissions process and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what really influences acceptance decisions.

During this Q&A session, you will uncover answers to questions like:

  • What strategies can I employ to bolster my chances of medical school acceptance?
  • In the evolving landscape of 2024, what are admissions committees specifically seeking in applicants?
  • Once I’ve submitted my medical school application, what happens to it? What’s the journey it undergoes?

This is also your chance to have YOUR personal questions about medical school admissions addressed by the experts.

Associate Deans

Dr. Kathryn Robinett
Dr. Kathryn Robinett

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kristen Goodell
Dr. Kristen Goodell

Boston University School of Medicine

Doug Taylor
Doug Taylor

East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine

Dan Kats MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Dan @FutureMDlife



1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

MCAT Mastery: Secrets to Scoring High

Join Dr. Ken Tao, the Director of MCAT Tutoring and an expert with an impressive academic background from UC Berkeley and Harvard University. He will be joined by Alex Starks, a 99th percentile MCAT scorer, in this session designed to enhance your MCAT preparation.

In this session, you’ll explore answers to critical questions such as:

  • What are the study habits of students who score in the 99th percentile on the MCAT?
  • How can I effectively prepare for the MCAT CARS section?
  • Which study materials are most beneficial for MCAT success?
  • What role do practice exams play in achieving a high score on the MCAT, and how should they be integrated into a study routine?


Dr. Ken Tao – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ken Tao

MCAT Expert

Alex Starks, 99th Percentile MCAT Scorer
Alex Starks

99th Percentile Scorer

Roundtable Discussion

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Real Talk with Real Medical Students

Join Dr. Dan from @FutureMDlife as he hosts an engaging panel featuring four current medical students, well-known on social media. This session will provide a candid look into the life of a medical student, offering valuable insights and answering your most pressing questions about the journey through medical school.

Throughout this Q&A session, you will gain essential knowledge to help you better understand and navigate the rigors of medical education, including:

  • Day-to-Day Life – What is the everyday reality of being a medical student
  • Transition Advice – What key steps should pre-med students take to successfully transition to medical school?
  • Study Strategies – What are the most effective study strategies for pre-med and medical students?
  • Life Balance – How can students balance personal life with the academic demands of medical school?


Clara Sun


Misha Dilmaghani


Megan Nguyen
Megan Nguyen

Sana Shah

Dan Kats MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Dan @FutureMDlife



3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

Global Medical Brigades: Making an Impact

Join us for an enlightening session hosted by Dr. Shital Vora and Madison Sweitzer from Global Medical Brigades, where we delve into the significance and impact of participating in an international brigade as a pre-medical student.

This event will offer a comprehensive overview of their unique experiences and learning opportunities, emphasizing its holistic approach to healthcare and community empowerment.

  • How do healthcare approaches and disparities differ globally?
  • What challenges do global physicians face daily?
  • What are Global Medical Brigades’ sustainable healthcare models?
  • How can pre-med students get involved with Global Medical Brigades?


Dr. Shital Vora – Global Medical Brigades
Dr. Shital Vora

Global Medical Brigades

Madison Sweitzer, Global Medical Brigades
Madison Sweitzer

Global Medical Brigades

Round Table

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Residents Panel: Diverse Perspectives in Medicine

Join Dr. Dan from @FutureMDlife for an insightful panel discussion featuring three medical residents from different specialties. This session offers valuable insights into the challenges, rewards, and factors that influence the choice of a medical specialty.

In this session, you will gain:

  • Insights into General Surgery – Understand the demands and rewards of this surgical specialty from Dr. Joshua Roshal’s experiences.
  • The Dynamics of Emergency Medicine – Learn about the fast-paced nature of emergency medicine and the skills needed to excel in this high-pressure environment from Dr. Daniel Reyes.
  • Exploring Internal Medicine – Discover the breadth and diversity of internal medicine, including patient care and diagnostic challenges, with Dr. Melina Manolas.
  • Navigating Medical Career Choices – Gain a broader understanding of how doctors choose their specialties and what life is like as a medical resident across different fields.


Dr. Joshua Roshal
Dr. Joshua Roshal

General Surgery

Dr. Daniel Reyes
Dr. Daniel Reyes

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Melina Manolas
Dr. Melina Manolas

Internal Medicine

Dan Kats MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Dan @FutureMDlife


Join the most badass pre-med conference in 2024.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Watch our keynote, Dr. Tommy Martin, do his thing on TikTok!
@dr.tommymartin I am this family…. One of the hardest days of our life was when we received our sons diagnosis… not knowing what it meant for him or his future…. Now we boldly declare his diagnosis does not define his potential but in the waking moment of hearing of his diagnosis the fear in those words echoed so deeply into the depths of our heart….. Inspired by: @TheMedStudentNextDoor “"May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain. May I never consider him merely a vessel of disease." - Maimonides” #medicine #humanityinmedicine #medicalstudent #medstudent #nursing #fyp #foryou #doctor #raredisease #lss #lambshaffersyndrome #oliversmiles ♬ original sound - Bella ☮︎
About Event

An Experience You Will Never Forget.

The PreMed Experience is an elite, interactive, virtual premed conference where students from across the globe can learn what it takes to become a physician – while educated by several of the world’s leading physicians and educators.

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Prepare to Be Wowed.

Transform your healthcare experience with a live patient visit in Honduras, brought to you by our exceptional telebrigade partner Global Medical Brigades and the renowned Dr. Shital Vora.

Join an organization that breaks boundaries and revolutionizes the way communities approach health and economic success through its innovative holistic model.

Watch Dr. Shital Vora, Global Medical Brigades

Healthcare Presenters (alphabetically)

Dr. Kristen Goodell
Dr. Kristen Goodell Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Kristen Goodell, Associate Dean of Admissions at Boston University School of Medicine, excels at teaching and mentoring medical students. Her unconventional journey from Colby College to leadership in medical education is an example of the million different paths one can take to and through a medical career.
Renee Marinelli, MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Renee Marinelli Family Medicine
Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.
Dr. Melina Manolas
Dr. Melina Manolas Internal Medicine
Dr. Melina Manolas is an endocrinology fellow at Montefiore-Albert Einstein Medical Center and a board-certified internal medicine physician. She completed her residency at NYP-Weill Cornell in NYC and received her MD/MPH degree at Tulane University School of Medicine. She is passionate about digital medical education and immigrant health.
Dr. Tommy Martin
Dr. Tommy Martin Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Dr. Tommy Martin, a physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, is also a social media influencer with more than 2.3 million followers on TikTok. He is dedicated to his family, faith, and fitness. His journey encompasses competing in Ironman and inspiring others with his energy and passion.
Blair Nelson MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Blair Nelson Emergency Medicine
Dr. Blair Nelson, an esteemed Emergency Medicine doctor and educator, has been recognized for his impactful teaching career in North Dakota and Minnesota. With significant roles in medical education and numerous awards, he has notably shaped the field.
Dr. Daniel Reyes
Dr. Daniel Reyes Emergency Medicine
Dr. Daniel Reyes is a Rush University resident originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of UC Berkeley, Saint Mary’s College of California, and Rutgers University. He is a former high school science teacher and water polo coach, now emergency medicine specialist dedicated to equitable healthcare. He’s also a keen athlete and urbanist.
Dr. Kathryn Robinett
Dr. Kathryn Robinett U. Maryland School of Medicine
Dr. Kathryn Robinett is the Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, specializing in Pulmonary and Critical Care with a focus on severe asthma. She also works in UMMS's Medical Intensive Care Units.
Dr. Joshua Roshal
Dr. Joshua Roshal General Surgery
Dr. Joshua Roshal, a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellow at the University of Texas Medical Branch, received the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award. He also created the "Boards and Beyond Clinical Confidence - Surgery" video series for medical students.
Alex Starks, 99th Percentile MCAT Scorer
Alex Starks 99th Percentile MCAT Scorer
Alex Starks, the Associate Director of MCAT at MedSchoolCoach, is renowned for scoring in the 99th percentile on his MCAT with a notable score of 522. With over 13 years of teaching experience, he excels in creating high-quality educational content and personalized tutoring strategies for aspiring medical students.
Madison Sweitzer, Global Medical Brigades
Madison Sweitzer Global Medical Brigades
Madison Sweitzer , with a Bachelor's in Global Studies (magna cum laude) from the University of Richmond and a Master's in Social Justice from Prescott College, specializes in Development and Latin American Studies. She also studied abroad in Buenos Aires at Universidad Católica de Argentina.
Dr. Ken Tao – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ken Tao Neuroscience
Dr. Ken Tao graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology and completed his PhD at Harvard University. He is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor and leads the industry’s most elite tutoring team.
Dr. Shital Vora – Global Medical Brigades
Dr. Shital Vora Global Medical Brigades
Dr. Shital Vora is the CEO of Global Brigades that she co-founded while at Marquette University. Global Brigades has grown to more than 450 active groups that travel to Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ghana to provide primary health care and education in rural communities.

Are you ready to get your free ticket?

Only 1,000 spots available.

Attendees will consist of pre-health students and parents – all with the desire to better prepare for the journey to become a physician.

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  • Seminars
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Office Hours

Have any questions?

We’d love to answer any questions you have about The Pre-Med Experience!

Our Partners

Thank you for supporting us.

Without our sponsors, The Pre-Med Experience would not be available to so many students and their families at no cost. Thank you for your contributions, and for helping to educate the next generation of physicians.

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AMSA is an independent, global association that exists to support, inform and inspire tomorrow’s physicians. The ones committed to making the world a better place through medicine.

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Global Medical Brigades

Global Medical Brigades is an international movement of students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems.

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MedSchoolCoach provides pre-med and medical school admissions consulting services, MCAT exam, and USMLE board exam tutoring to help students on their medical journey.

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ProScribe provides premeds a unique chance to gain valuable healthcare experience and financial support by working as medical scribes. Dive into the medical field, contribute to patient care, and prepare for your future in medicine.

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Prospective Doctor

ProspectiveDoctor provides free content about a career in medicine. They maintain a community of students, premedical counselors, doctors, and health professionals that educate on healthcare.

Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Attend as many or as few seminars, roundtables, interactive workshops, and office hours as you wish. You can hop in and out as often as you need to.

Yes. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing upon completion of the event. However, only those that attend in real-time will be able to interact with the speakers and other attendees. And only those who attend in real-time will be eligible for any giveaways.

Yes! The Pre-Med Experience will be completely free for students (and parents). The purpose of this event is to provide information to all prospective doctors the help grow the profession.

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