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Profile and Perspective for Sandro Corti                  Viewed 9647 times

General Information
Name:Sandro Corti
School:UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School
Graduating:, degree
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Contact prefs:I am unable to respond to questions at this time.

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Why medicine? What is your story?read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I have Italian citizenship. Aside from that, I'm your typical caucasian dude.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?MCAT and finding relevant research opportunitiesread other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I've been a resident assistant going on 3 years. It's a great job for developing leadership skills. I've also worked part time at the alumni office at my college for 3 years. My summers have been devoted to volunteering, shadowing, research, etc.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I took the mid-April MCAT my junior year. I started a rigorous, but flexible study schedule over winter break. It was simple, 20 hours a week, any way I could get it done. If you have the disciple to stick to a study regimen, then I highly recommend studying on your own rather than taking an overpriced MCAT course. Buy the tests online and just do questions, questions, and more questions. MCAT courses are more for those who need motivation to practice, they don't offer anything special that you couldn't figure out on your own.read other replies on this topic
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What suggestions do you have for the interview?check out the STUDENT DOCTOR NETWORK INTERVIEW FORUM. they list the questions each medical will ask you in your interviews because they are provided by students like us who have already been interviewed. At one interview, I actually got an ethical question that I saw a week earlier word-for-word online. You should also look the part, so dress to impress, although I think that goes without saying. Remember to also put yourself in the interviewer's shoes. Would you wanna talk to a boring suck up? Be yourself and talk about anything interesting that may come to your mind, and don't be afraid to go off on tangents sometimes. My best interviews were the ones where we talked about travelling and famous artwork. Be interesting, ask questions back, establish rapport, maintain eye contact and have fun. Those were my keys to success.read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekAlthough many of the courses were strenuous, I kept a daily list of everything I planned to do each day with times alloted for each activity. By sticking to a schedule like that, I typically had about 5 nights a week totally free to do whatever I wanted. Time management is everything. So on any given day, an example would be: class 10-2, work 2-4, homework 4-630, gym 630-8, dinner 8-9.read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?Club Soccer, American Medical Student Association, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, TCNJ Democrats, Society of Honors Students. I never went to any of these except for soccer, honestly. They all ended up on my AMCAS though, lol.read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?Proximity, affordability, suited to the specialty I'm leaning toward. That's how I chose my college and it worked out perfectly, so if it's not broke don't fix it.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?Nothing extra, just the essentials to fulfill my major and minor requirements. Extra work really isn't necessary, enjoy college.read other replies on this topic
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