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Profile and Perspective for Jennifer Hsu                  Viewed 14411 times

General Information
Name:Jennifer Hsu
School:University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ft Worth (UNTHSC-TCOM)
Graduating:2018, DO degree
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:3/29/2014
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:B.B.A. Management Info Systems, University of Texas at Austin
GPA:3.5
MCAT:33
Number med schools applied to:10


Read my med school diary.
Currently 5 entries.
Most recent entry: 1/31/2017
Read questions I have been asked
by readers and my responses.

Currently 6 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?
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ft Worth (UNTHSC-TCOM)YesYesYes
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP)YesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?While I enjoyed studying business, it didn't seem right for me. I became more interested in science and health. When I started volunteering at a clinic, I realized that I wanted to study medicine.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I am an average person. I like reading, cooking and running. I also have a Tumblr blog: medicalbalance.tumblr.comread other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?The long application process took the greatest toll on me. Submitting my application in July for interviews in October and an acceptance (finally!) in February was emotionally and mentally draining.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked as a Chemistry, Economics, and Statistics tutor for two years. The time commitment was 10 hrs/wk. I also worked every summer in various internships.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I did not take a prep course. I bought all the AAMC exams and did them over and over again until I could get every question right. If I didn't understand a concept, I would find out more using the Internet.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?Sophomore year, I shadowed an ER physician and a surgeon for about 20 hrs total. During one of my internships, my boss let me shadow a radiologist and a pathologist, each for one day for about 16 hrs total. In my hometown, I shadowed an OB/GYN for two weeks for about 40 hrs total.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I tutored elementary school children for two semesters. I also volunteered at the blood and tissue center for about a year.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?EMT-basic, shadowing, and volunteering.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?None. However, I am currently working on an informal senior thesis.read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?I was an officer in a business organization and a active representative in the student Senate, which is a student government organization.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Write about what you are passionate about. Get at least two people to read it and make suggestions.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?read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekIt varied a lot year by year. I do have to say that sophomore year was the hardest. I was taking Genetics, Organic Chemistry, and Accounting. I was also an officer in one organization, active in another, tutoring and volunteering. It was busy.read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?Of the two schools that interviewed and accepted me, UNTHSC-TCOM was cheaper and closer to home.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?Biochemistry, Immunology, and Vertebrate Neurobiology.read other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?Be yourself. Enjoy life. Never stop learning.read other replies on this topic


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