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Profile and Perspective for Sarah Tran                  Viewed 19092 times

General Information
Name:Sarah Tran
School:University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ft Worth (UNTHSC-TCOM)
Graduating:2012, DO degree
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:1/23/2008
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:BS, Houston Baptist University
GPA:3.8
MCAT:27
Number med schools applied to:7


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Profile Questions and Answers
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Why medicine? What is your story?read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?studying for the mcat while youre still in school. (gpa may suffer a little for that period-- but doing well on the mcat is worth it)read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?[where]: princeton review --> i heard kaplan had better resources, but PR had more realistic practice tests. i think PR books are the best. alotta friends took kaplan and complained they thought they were doing well (based on practice mcat scores) -- only to be let down later when they took the real one. i loved how accurate PR was in predicting my score. [when / how / how much]: everyday as much as possible. i studied at barnes and noble everyday (you have starbucks right there inside, magazines to relax your mind, and tables to study)read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?methodist hospital in houston's med center. read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?talk from the heart. don't be too fancy-pants. sincerity pays off. also-- submit your essay to essayedge or somewhere professional so they can have a look. it's semi-costly but worth it. i didnt use their changes or suggestions-- but it was nice just having someone make sure my grammar was ok.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?be early. look nice and calm. be sincere and talk to as many ppl as you can. the whole day is an interview. ask questions. and always be grateful to your interviewees by sending thank-yous.read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekread other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?i think God wanted me there. hard to explain-- my interview was really a miracle story. i was so blessed on that day that i had no doubt tcom was it for me.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?read other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?try your best on the mcat. take a class so you can be forced to practice and learn test-taking skills. it's true that if you have a high gpa-- it'll offset your lower mcat. but still-- most schools use an mcat cut-off point to offer interviews. and always submit your TMDSAS application in early june. work on it throughout may to have it ready. submit it early-- interviews are given first come first serveread other replies on this topic


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