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Profile and Perspective for Y.L.Rucker                  Viewed 53008 times

General Information
Name:Y.L.Rucker
School:Ohio State University College of Medicine
Graduating:2011, MD degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:Yes
Second career:No
Posted:5/12/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Microbiology, University of Rochester
GPA:3
MCAT:29
Number med schools applied to:12


Read my med school diary.
Currently 23 entries.
Most recent entry: 3/14/2009
Read questions I have been asked
by readers and my responses.

Currently 97 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?
Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineYesYesAlternate
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western UniversityYesYesNo
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityNoNoNo
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of MedicineYesNoNo
Morehouse School of MedicineNoNoNo
University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineNoNoNo
New York University School of MedicineNoNoNo
Ohio State University College of MedicineYesYesYes
University of Cincinnati College of MedicineYesYesAlternate
University of Illinois at Chicago College of MedicineNoNoNo
Southern Illinois University School of MedicineYesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?Medicine gives me the honor and privilage of serving humanity. I bring with me the empathy, passion, and motivation to help my fellow man. Yes it sounds cliche but I have spent many years trying to get to this point, and it was that drive to serve mankind that keeps me on course now.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I am first-generation. I carry the blessing and burden of being the first in my family to attend and graduate college, not to mention move on to graduate and medical school. Living below the poverty line most of my life has taught me to appreciate the blessings of my struggle and to see the lessons that each obsticle has provided me.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?Being humbled and having to step back to re-learn in order to move forward. My post-bac program did an excellent job of that.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked a lot because I had to contribute to my families needs as well as my pre-med education. I worked mostly in food service, helping and tending to the needs of others. But I also volunteered with inner city student as mentor and a tutor.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?Well I took the MCAT four times. The first two times I was ignorant of the scope of the exam and did poorly. The third time I took a Kaplan course and still did not get into medical school. The last time I did a post-bac program in the midwest and here I am a rising M1.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed a pediatrician who owned his own practice.read other replies on this topic
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What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?Finish them as quickly s possible and get them in.read other replies on this topic
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