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What Every High School Student Should Know About the Journey to a Career in Medicine

Are you a high school student aspiring to be a doctor, or a parent helping your child navigate their medical journey? Join our live webinar, hosted by MedSchoolCoach Admissions Director Dr. Kachiu Lee and College Advisor Laura Baldasare to gain insights into the BS/MD program's application process.

In this concise, interactive session, you'll learn:
• The Key Criteria: Understand what BS/MD Programs are seeking in applicants.
• Essential Requirements: Decipher the prerequisites for a successful application.
• Crafting a Standout Application: Master the art of putting together a compelling application.
• Planning Extracurriculars: Learn the optimal strategy for enhancing your profile.


What Every High School Student Should Know About the Journey to a Career in Medicine

Kachiu Lee MD & Laura Baldasare

Dr. Lee specializes in BS/MD admissions and has been working with this unique population of applicants since 2010. After attending a prestigious boarding school for high school, she was accepted into seven combined bachelor-medical degree programs. Northwestern University’s highly selective Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology. Afterwards, she graduated from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She then completed a dermatology residency at Brown University, and served as Chief Resident during her final year. She completed her fellowship in Photomedicine, Lasers, and Cosmetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Academically, she has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and lectures internationally on photomedicine and dermatology. She has several research grants supporting her work in developing cutting-edge technologies for treatment of skin cancer.

Dr. Lee also has an interest in medical education, and dedicates time to medical student and resident teaching, serving as an editor to the First Aid (First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS [senior editor], First Aid for USMLE Step 2 CK, and First Aid for the USMLE Step 3 [senior editor]) book series.

Dr. Lee is a board-certified dermatologist, practicing in an academic setting as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brown University.


Equipped with a trusting intuition and grounded by decades of experience working with young adults with unique learning styles, Laura’s individualized approach helps her students gain acceptance into the best possible colleges, universities, and programs.