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Profile and Perspective for Taylor Y Stauffer                  Viewed 15599 times

General Information
Name:Taylor Y Stauffer
School:Emory University School of Medicine
Graduating:2016, MD degree
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:Other
Nontraditional:Yes
Second career:No
Posted:3/25/2014
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Biology, Edgewood College
GPA:4
MCAT:32
Number med schools applied to:4


Read my med school diary.
Currently 2 entries.
Most recent entry: 3/25/2014
Read questions I have been asked
by readers and my responses.

Currently 12 questions and responses.

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
Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineYesYesYes
University of California, Irvine, School of MedicineYesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?I love medicine.. I couldn't see myself happy in any other field. 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?The MCATread 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?I took classes at the Princeton Review. I studied for 9 Months. I took 19 pre-tests. Lots of hours!read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed lots of physicians. You have to put yourself out there to see what suits you. I encourage everyone to shadow.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?Tissue engineering cartilage at UW Madison about 2 years.read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?I would say I am a leader. I'm very competitive and I tend to take leadership roles. I appreciate getting very good grades and being at the top of my class. I think leadership often is more of an action .... I think I do a great job of leading by example. It's good to be humble.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?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?Practice!!!read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekIa typical med school day is 8 to 5. After class, lecture, or clinic I study for two hours. I then usually work on dissecting the cadaver which is available to us at our school 24 hours a day average between three and four hours of studying each day.read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?I work out, spend time with my boyfriend other than that your life is school.read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?It choose me. :)read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?No, I did take plenty of extra classes for preparing for the MCATread other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?My advice is to work hard, study daily, believe in yourself, stay disciplined, and the end is in sight.read other replies on this topic


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