Meet the MCAT Competition Winners
Jul 9, 2014, 12:00 PM, Posted by Pioneer Blog Team
Rishi Desai, Medical Partnership Program Lead at Khan Academy, works to help Khan Academy connect people to quality information about health and medicine. He is currently a pediatric infectious disease physician, and previously spent two years as an EIS officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By Rishi Desai
About two months ago we launched two competitions to find talented individuals that could help us by making videos, creating questions, or writing articles for the 2015 Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The 2015 MCAT is different from the previous MCAT exam because it will include new content in areas like psychology and sociology. To help students get ready for this new exam, Khan Academy has partnered up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges, and so far we have put together a collection of 500 videos and 600 practice MCAT questions.
The competitions were a tremendous success and we found 12 video competition winners and 20 question and article writing competition winners.
Meet our winners and learn about why they decided to participate in the competition.
This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Pioneering Ideas blog.