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  • User #17513

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, South Asian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Brief Profile: Former teacher.(junior high mathematics)
    USMC reserves.
    Volunteered to be a research guinea pig then worked for them in the lab. (University of Michigan)
    Volunteered and shadowed physicians at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Wayne State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    Make sure you are a well rounded individual.

    Spend some good time writing your application essay. Give a good description of how you are unique from the thousands of applicants out there.

    If you volunteer or work at any type of medical facility/clinic/ hospital, pay attention to what the med techs, nurses, scrub techs, nurse assitants and lab people have to say and watch how they interact with doctors, patients and each other. These people are where the 'real' experience and information about medicine lie.

    Doctors love chocolates and expensive pens.

    Get to know the doctors that you shadow really well. Pay attention to the details of their work even though it may seem routine.

    Try to shadow an older physician...they act like teachers...the younger docs are still full of egos...usually.

    Research your schools carefully. Inteviewers like to see that you understand what kind of medical student you will become at their institution.

    Ask alot of intelligent questions when shadowing. some protein....STUDY....take a warm bath....STUDY....make love.....STUDY.....sleep.... repeat.

    Find a good hobby that brings your heart rate down.

    Read classic novels when you have breaks.

    Eat a cheeseburger once a month.

    The best prep class for the MCAT is by reading all your textbooks, talk to people who took it and finding a quiet place to review for it 2-3 hours a day, at least 6 months before.

    Watch an autopsy if you can. (call the local coroner's office to see if you can)

    For the MCAT, think conceptually and follow your gut instinct.

    Practice talking intelligently in front of a mirror.

    Practice good hygeine.

    Play a few video games that make you think and test your reaction time.



    Michigan State University
    Meharry Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Michigan State University (DO)

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Chicago


    Wright State University
    University of Michigan

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