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Profile and Perspective for Jacob Aurens                  Viewed 17272 times

General Information
Name:Jacob Aurens
School:Stanford University School of Medicine
Graduating:2016, MD degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:9/3/2013
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:B.A. Philosophy, Princeton University
GPA:0
MCAT:0
Number med schools applied to:0


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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?
Stanford University School of MedicineYesYesYes
Yale University School of MedicineYesYesYes
Harvard Medical SchoolYesYesYes
Ohio State University College of MedicineYesYesYes
University of California, San Francisco, School of MedicineNoNoNo
University of California Los Angeles - DrewYesYesYes
University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineNoNoNo
University of Miami Miller School of MedicineYesYesYes
University of Washington School of MedicineYesYesYes
Duke University School of MedicineYesYesYes
University of California, San Diego, School of MedicineYesYesYes
Columbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsYesYesNo

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?I shall be brief with these answers; the full questionnaire is intentionally unfinished at this moment. I had experience spending time in hospitals and it fired me up to combine science with all the practical interaction with patients and coworkers. I am not a greedy person but I am also seeking a physically and materially ideal, yet efficient, lifestyle. It is a job. But I love it for the entire package. And I love that I can be comfortable and help people when I have seen many people break down in a clinical setting and many doctors who I felt I could do better once obtaining the knowledge. I have a major interest in the psychology of bedside manner backing up my natural scientific interest specifically in pathology, diagnosis, problem solving.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I did very well at a great public HS in Ohio. I got into Princeton, which was my first choice. I love the place. It kept me from sliding and not doing my intellect justice in the transition to college. I have a step-uncle and aunt that are docs. But mostly this is all me and I would not be considered to have special circumstances.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?Not dropping off between high school and college in terms of grades. I mean, to be extremely strict mentally to match the potential, takes a toll over eight years before med school (even if only a bit more than half were completed with the profession in mind). Also: organization of apps/process while continuing to set a high bar for studies and activities at Princeton.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked on average only 10 hours a week during school in field-related research (first campus job was basic assistance in a biophysics lab, that I know I got because I was faster to the job market in the chaos of moving to school than most else; I had the interview set up from home before moving for this particular job). I worked full-time paid and unpaid in the medical field every summer.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I am not a good example for MCAT studying. I crammed as much as I could to do well. As it came closer I let my obsessive side take over and just added constant studying to my previous education, which closely matched the content (my electives were basically "super premed/MCAT").read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed three. One was a GP for one month in local city. One was an ENT for two weeks at Cleveland Clinic. The best was a radiologist friend of my uncle for two months at Washington U in St. Louis med center.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?Probably a dozen small events at school as well as unpaid internships for two summers at hospitals.read other replies on this topic
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