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Profile and Perspective for James Tolbert                  Viewed 24223 times

General Information
Name:James Tolbert
School:Harvard Medical School
Graduating:2009, MD degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single, 1 child
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:Yes
Posted:10/23/2008
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:B.S. Chemistry & Biology, Harvard University
GPA:4
MCAT:42
Number med schools applied to:7


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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?
Harvard Medical SchoolYesYesYes
Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineYesYesYes
Washington University School of MedicineYesYesYes
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineYesYesYes
Duke University School of MedicineYesYesYes
Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineYesYesYes
University of South Carolina School of MedicineYesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?I have always loved the field of medicine; my Father was a paramedic, and my Mother lost her battle to cancer when I was 16. I love the thought of helping people through their "sick times."read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I am a 25 year old, single father.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?The hardest part in preparing for medical school was all of the nights that I spent studying. Although there were a lot of requirements, being a single father is not easy.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked very litte maybe 20 hours a week. I worked at a local retail store.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I took several MCAT pratice tests, I also took a MCAT Course with Kaplan.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed a anesthesiologist for about, a month and a half.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I didn't do any volunteer work, I didn't have time. I had school, work, and my daughter.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?I worked as a CNA for about three months prior to starting college.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?I really didn't do any major research.read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?No Leadership Experienceread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Always be yourself don't try to be something your not.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?I recommend that you bring up your MCAT, if that doesn? help talk to the Medical School that you are applying to and ask them what you can do to strengthen your application.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?As always be yourself, relax, act professional, and be polite. Don't speak to fast but speak flunently, speak so that you can be understood.read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekModay-My Daughter, School, Work, My Daughter, and Study Time. Tuesday-My Daughter, School, Work, My Daughter, and Study Time. Wednesday-My Daughter, School, Work, My Daughter, and Study Time. Thursday-My Daughter, School, Work, My Daughter, and Study Time. Friday-My Daughter, School, Work, My Daughter, and Study Time. Saturday-My Daughter Sunday-My Daughter and Study Timeread other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?I really didn't do any extracurricular activities.read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?I choose Harvard because, it is one of the best Medical Schools in the United States. It's also not to far from home.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?I didn't take any extra coursework in preparation for medical school.read other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?Be yourself..It is far better to exhausted in success, than to be rested in failure.read other replies on this topic


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