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Profile and Perspective for Aaron Beck                  Viewed 33694 times

General Information
Name:Aaron Beck
School:Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduating:2009, MD degree
Marital Status:Single
Second career:No
Contact prefs:I am unable to respond to questions at this time.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:General Biology, Concordia University Wisconsin
Number med schools applied to:9

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Schools applied, interviews, offers
This list only includes schools interviewed at and beyond, and may not include all schools applied to.
Med School Invitation? Interviewed? Offer?
Medical College of WisconsinYesYesYes
Rush Medical College of Rush UniversityYesNoNo
Creighton University School of MedicineYesNoYes
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthYesYesNo

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?Curiosity for Science. Need to Help Others. Serve my Savior. My Mother is a Family Practice Nurse Practioner. From Day one, all I ever knew of a maternal profession, I learned in stories from the ER where she worked. I grew up wanting to do just that, and still do today.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?None exactly.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?That stinking MCAT prepwork, but it pays off.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked 20 hours or less a week at a snowboarding shop. I made jack...read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?Kaplan preview...too expensive, but worth it because it only took one try.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed three physicians before I entered medical school in a number of settings (clinic and hospital.) VERY IMPORTANT to do as medical school is very difficult and you have to have a lot of motivation.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?Quite a bit everywhere I could. Medical and Non-medicaly related. I didn't feel as though it was a chore, but more an extension of what I wanted to eventually do.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?I worked as a PCA in the Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin for two years rooming patients and helping with outpatient surgeries. This is an excellent program for anyone interested in medical school becuase they train you for free, and you get excellent clinical experience.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?None :)read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?Various committess and camp counselling opportunities I found online. Just go searching, there is a lot of stuff for an individual who wants to volunteer all over the world.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Get a number of really good writers/editors to help you with the statement. Their advice is usually worth more than gold.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?Get them done early!!!!!read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?Relax and try to be yourself. Yoga and meditative thought work for me....and pray.read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekI am a fairly non-stop individual. I don't like to be bored so most of my time was filled with outdoors adventure stuff, studying, and work. I am still trying not to forget those I love in the world. Their company is priceless.read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?I played on the football team at school for a year until I had to leave with injuries. After that, a conflict resolution group, a freshman orientation group, and a mentoring group took up most of my sophmore year. A lot of running, biking, and swimming to round it off. Sculpting as well.read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?It was the closest to family.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?noneread other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?Apply early, the earlier you do...the better chance you'll get in at most schools. They take the largest pool in the first few months!!read other replies on this topic

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