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Profile and Perspective for Thomas Bouwkamp                  Viewed 1506 times

General Information
Name:Thomas Bouwkamp
School:University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Graduating:1978, MD degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Married, 2 children
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:8/17/2016
Contact prefs:I am unable to respond to questions at this time.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Double BS in Physio and Psych with triple minors, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
GPA:3.6
MCAT:30
Number med schools applied to:7


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Schools applied, interviews, offers
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Med School Invitation? Interviewed? Offer?
University of Illinois at Chicago College of MedicineYesYesYes
Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineYesNoAlternate
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineYesYesYes
Rush Medical College of Rush UniversityYesYesYes
Southern Illinois University School of MedicineNoNoNo
University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of MedicineNoNoNo

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What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?The massive amount of studying. I decided to complete all the classes a first year med student would take but as an undergrad....biochemistry, gross anatomy, physiology, cellular biology, embryology, genetics and others totaling 31 credit hours in one semester. I followed the advise of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha.."In order to attain the impossible one must be willing to do the absurd" It got me noticed and accepted. I recently retired after 36 great years as a physician. You need the dedication and training of an Olympic athlete. Good luck to all.read other replies on this topic
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