The Pre-Med Experience

EVENT CONCLUDED: Saturday, March 11, 2023

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. We’ve crafted the Pre-Med Experience to be about you, the future doctor, gaining an inside understanding of what it means to be a physician.

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

Here are the influencers who brought it all together:

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The Agenda

Opening Event

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Keynote Session: What it Means to be a Doctor in 2023

Join neurosurgeon, three-time Top Doctor, and social media influencer @ladyspinedoc – Dr. Betsy Grunch – as she teaches you how to beat the odds at every step of the medical school journey. Learn tips and advice from her on everything from getting accepted into medical school to landing the residency of your choice. 


Betsy H. Grunch MD, FAANS, FACS
Dr. Betsy H. Grunch



11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

How to Successfully Apply to Medical School

Join Dr. Renee Marinelli and Dr. Ziggy Yoediono, both former admissions committee members, as they discusses how to stand out as an applicant. After this session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • How important are my MCAT and GPA scores?
  • What unique extracurricular activities are advantageous to have on my medical school application?
  • What tricks can I use to make my personal statement stand out from the crowd?
  • How do I get a letter of recommendation?


Renee Marinelli, MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Renee Marinelli


Ziggy Yoediono MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ziggy Yoediono

Admissions Expert

Roundtable Discussion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Behind the Scenes with Deans: Q&A with Decision-Makers

Join Dr. Dan of @FutureMDlife, a 2nd year internal medicine resident, as he hosts three Deans of Medical School Admissions as they reveal how they decide which students to accept into medical school.

After this Q&A session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • How can I increase my chances of acceptance?
  • What are admissions committees looking for in 2023?
  • What happens to my medical school application after I submit it?
  • Plus, get  YOUR personal med school admissions questions answered.

Associate Deans

Leila Amiri, Ph.D.
Dr. Leila Amiri

The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine

Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, MHPE
Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn, MHPE

University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Robert Liotta, MD, CAPT, MC, USN
Dr. Robert Liotta, CAPT, MC, USN

Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine

Dan Kats MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Dan @FutureMDlife



1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST

How to Prepare to Score in the 99th Percentile on the MCAT

Join Dr. Ken Tao, the world-renowned MCAT Tutoring expert with degrees from UC Berkeley in bioengineering and molecular & cell biology, and a PhD from Harvard University, as he helps you design an effective MCAT Study Plan. After this session, you’ll be able to answer:

  • What are the study habits of students that score in the 99th percentile on the MCAT?
  • How should I prepare for the MCAT CARS section?
  • What are the best MCAT study materials?
  • Which MCAT courses and tutoring sessions are worth it?


Dr. Ken Tao – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ken Tao



2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Clinical Experience: Shadowing Physicians with Live Patients in Honduras

Hosted by Dr. Shital Vora from Global Medical Brigades, shadow a physician in Honduras during a telemedicine consult to learn what it’s really like to be a doctor internationally. After this live interactive session, you will be able to answer:

  • What does it mean to be involved with global healthcare?
  • What do global physicians do on a daily basis?
  • How is healthcare different in different countries?
  • How can I get involved with Global Medical Brigades on an international trip as a pre-medical student?


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


Madison Sweitzer, Global Medical Brigades
Madison Sweitzer

Live from Honduras


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Office Hour with Our Presenters

Have specific questions from our sessions. Speak directly with the experts, and meet like minded pre-meds!

MCAT – Get comprehensive and personalized MCAT advice from Dr. Ken Tao that can help you achieve your target score.

Admissions – Physician advisor, Dr. Ziggy Yoediono, will help you understand application requirements, including what is needed for essay writing and interview prep.


Dr. Ken Tao – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ken Tao

MCAT Expert

Ziggy Yoediono MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ziggy Yoediono

Admissions Expert

Roundtable Discussion

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Real Truth with Real Med Students

Join Dr. Dan from @FutureMDlife as he moderates a panel of four current medical students you may know from social media. They will share their experiences and insights, answering your burning questions about med school.

By the end of this Q&A session, you will have gained valuable knowledge and be better equipped to navigate the challenges of medical school, and also be able to answer:

  • What is it really like to be in medical school?
  • How can I get from being a pre-med to an accepted medical student?
  • What are the best study strategies to use as a pre-med and in medical school?
  • Plus, get YOUR personal med school admissions questions answered.


Kinza Hussain
Kinza Hussain


Zehra Khoja


Brooklynne Palmer
Brooklynne Palmer


Angela Rutkowski


Dan Kats MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Dan @FutureMDlife


Join the most badass pre-med conference in 2023.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

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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.

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Healthcare Presenters

Leila Amiri, Ph.D
Dr. Leila Amiri Larner College of Medicine
Leila Amiri, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean of Admissions at University of the Vermont's Larner College of Medicine. She previously worked at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. from Northcentral University and is involved in several committees of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, MHPE
Dr. Megan Boysen Osborn, MHPE Emergency Medicine
Dr. Osborn is an Associate Dean at UC Irvine with expertise in oncologic/hematologic, ophthalmologic, and otolaryngologic emergencies. She graduated from Stanford and UC Irvine, and has received the ACEP National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award.
Betsy H. Grunch MD, FAANS, FACS
Dr. Betsy H. Grunch, FAANS, FACS Neurosurgery
Dr. Grunch is a neurosurgeon at The Longstreet Clinic. She specializes in brain surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and artificial disc replacement. She was named a Top Doctor by Georgia Trend magazine (2020, 2021, 2022), and Atlanta magazine (2022) and has been named to several “40 under 40” lists.
Robert Liotta, MD, CAPT, MC, USN
Dr. Robert Liotta, CAPT, MC, USN Cardiothoracic Radiology
Dr. Loitta is the Associate Dean for the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. He also leads the Recruitment Division in cultivating prospective student interest through campus visits and partnerships with medical recruiting branches.
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. Ken Tao – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ken Tao Neuroscience
Dr. 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. Vora is the CEO of Global Brigades that she co-founded while completing her degree 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.
Ziggy Yoediono MD – MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Ziggy Yoediono Psychiatry
Dr. Yoediono obtained his MD from the University of Rochester, trained at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, advised pre-majors and conducted admissions interviews at Duke, and co-authored papers in The New England Journal of Medicine and Academic Medicine.

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

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Our Partners

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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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Global Medical Brigades

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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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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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