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Profile and Perspective for Rita Arons                  Viewed 12533 times

General Information
Name:Rita Arons
School:Creighton University School of Medicine
Graduating:2019, MD degree
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:11/20/2014
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Developmental Biology, University of Arizona
GPA:4
MCAT:28
Number med schools applied to:20


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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?
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)NoNoNo
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM)NoNoNo
Creighton University School of MedicineYesYesYes
Drexel University College of MedicineNoNoNo
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health SciencesNoNoNo
Indiana University School of MedicineNoNoNo
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityNoNoNo
Medical College of WisconsinNoNoNo
New York Medical CollegeNoNoNo
Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineYesYesNo
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical SchoolNoNoNo
Rush Medical College of Rush UniversityNoNoNo
Saint Louis University School of MedicineNoNoNo
University of Arizona College of MedicineYesYesYes
Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineNoNoNo

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Why medicine? What is your story?read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?No special circumstances. I am a traditional applicant.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?The hardest part of preparing for the medical school process for me was definitely taking the MCAT!! I took the MCAT a year earlier than most other applicants in my cycle because I was just way over-eager to jump into the med school application process, and it bit me in the butt. I wish I had done better, but I went ahead and applied with my score and still got accepted!! However, my lower score definitely made me feel a little self-conscious and negative during the cycle.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I didn't work a whole lot while doing pre-med, which worked great for me because I was able to put all my focus in my studies and graduate with a 4.0. However, during my senior year, I got a job as an ER scribe, an experience that helped me tremendously with interviews!!read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I did not take a course, but I was given some Kaplan books from a friend. I studied all of those and took a bunch of practice tests. I studied pretty much 8-9 hours a day, from May to September.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed several physicians in various fields at a nearby hospital. Probably over 200 hours with maybe 20 different docs.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I definitely have a good amount of volunteering, but probably could've done more. Most of my volunteering was in the form of tutoring or hospital desk person.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?LOTS of clinical experience through being a CNA and an ER scribe. I was also part of this program for Honors students that allowed me to get first-hand experience with doctors and I got to watch surgeries and attend cast-making labs, etc.read other replies on this topic
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