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In Episode 267, Alexis Avila speaks to Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder and admissions consultant of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. As a Cornell University graduate and Cornell admissions interviewer, Shirag knows what the best schools are looking for in prospective students during admissions interviews.

On today’s episode Dr. Shirag Shemmassian and I talk about colleges that offer fantastic pre-med programs. If you’re considering becoming a doctor, you’ll want to tune into this episode.
You’ll learn:
  • About Direct Med programs and why they are hard to get into.
  • What types of majors you should pursue if considering pre-med.
  • One Ivy League that offers a direct med program.
  • The #1 reason that causes some pre-med students to drop out.
Shirag’s Words of Wisdom to students:
Start thinking of the populations that you’re interested in serving and the problems you want to solve.

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