How Are Medical School Admissions Decided: What Matters Most



October 4, 2022 | 12pm ET (9am PT)

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What We'll Cover:

When you apply to medical school, you want to do everything possible to ensure your application is perfect. But what does that look like? Do medical schools weigh every application component equally?

Our team of MDs and former admissions committee members have the answers you seek. Inspira Advantage’s “How Are Medical School Admissions Decided: What Matters Most” webinar will explore:

  • The holistic review process
  • What factors most to admissions committees
  • The “fit” factor
  • Tips to enhance your application

Are you ready to learn admissions secrets and boost your chances of acceptance? Register today to claim your seat and learn how your application will be viewed!

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October 4, 2022 | 12pm ET (9am PT)

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Meet the Panelists:

Praruj Pant
Admissions Counselor - Duke University School of Medicine

After moving around between India and Canada until he was three, Praruj settled down in North Carolina and hasn’t left since. He grew up in Charlotte, NC, and moved to Durham, NC, in 2013 to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. Two years later, he moved down the street to attend Duke, completing a B.S. in Neuroscience. Now, he is a third-year pursuing an M.D. at Duke, with the eventual goal of becoming an ophthalmologist.

As a year-round swimmer during high school with a year-long stint as a rower in college, Praruj recognizes that balancing personal passions with medical aspirations is a challenging process that requires creative solutions. Praruj has extensive experience tutoring student-athletes in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology while at Duke. He has also had years of experience advising athletes, colleagues, and friends on the medical school admission process, including editing primary and secondary applications and interview preparation. He is excited to have the opportunity to work with aspiring physicians to help them realize their dreams and pursue fulfilling medical careers!

Nakia Sarad
New York-Presbyterian Queens - Weill Cornell

Nakia is currently a senior General Surgery Resident at New York-Presbyterian/Queens - Weill Cornell. She obtained her Bachelor's in Science at UCLA and graduated with honors majoring in Physiological Sciences and a minor in Global Studies. Before medical school, she pursued a Master's of Science at Keck Graduate Institute with an emphasis on biotechnology, focusing on device and diagnostic development. She completed her medical school education at Touro College of Medicine.

Nakia also has extensive experience with mentorship since 2013. She served as a tutor and mentor to both pre-med and medical students in order to help them achieve their career goals. Duties included assistance with coursework, extracurriculars, test prep, and applications. During medical school, she was a member of Med-Achieve, an organization dedicated to mentoring high school students interested in pursuing medicine. In addition, she is familiar with the admissions process. Nakia was previously a Graduate Admissions assistant and has served on the admissions committees in both her master's and medical school programs. She hopes to continue to counsel prospective students and appropriately guide them to attain their professional aspirations.


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