Former CAHS student writes second book

FLINT TWP. — Rani Richardson, a 2014 graduate of Carman-Ainsworth High School, is a published author for the second time in her young life.

Now a senior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Biological Basis of Behavior. Richardson, has written “Pre- Med Diaries: How This College Student Navigated the Journey from Pre-Med to Medical School.”

The book targets high school and college students interested in medical careers but has insights beneficial to all students regardless of career interest.

The book cover blurb describes it as “is an insightful and inspiring resource for high school students, college students, and educators across America. Humorous and informative, Pre-Med Diaries offers a first-hand account of a pre-med student’s experiences and is full of tips and advice for aspiring pre-med students.”

Rani is currently in the medical school application process and has been accepted at several medical schools. The author went “straight through” to medical school, and Pre-Med Diaries provides advice on this process and other topics including:

How much being pre-med costs and how to pay for it

How to study for the MCAT

Study techniques for a stellar college transcript

How to utilize resources in college to reach your goals

Setting realistic and attainable goals

Advice for high school students on course planning

How to be emotionally and physically healthy as a pre-med student

Information about the MD/PhD track and becoming a physician scientist

Advice for minority and low-income students on how to excel in college and get into medical school

Critical Information for College Students Who Want to go “Straight Through”:

Deciding whether to take a gap year or not

Instructions on course-planning from freshman year to senior year

How to make a strong medical school application

Advice on letters of recommendation and extracurricular activities

The book can be purchased online at Pre-Med-Diaries-College-Student- Navigated/dp/0692069836/ref=sr_ 1_ 2?ie=UTF8&qid=1518661650&sr=8- 2&keywords=premed+diaries

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Richardson’s first book, ‘Living in South Africa,” was penned while she was still in high school. It chronicled her experiences as an African-American exchange student living in South Africa with a white host family for six months during her junior year.

She is the daughter or Dr. Recco and Renee Richardson of Flint Township.

At CAHS, Rani Richardson was an honor student and captain of the girl’s track team. She also was inducted into the CAHS Academic Hall of Fame; an honor accorded each year to only a handful of the highest achieving graduating students.

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