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Profile and Perspective for Robert Greenhagen                  Viewed 23885 times

General Information
Name:Robert Greenhagen
School:College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Graduating:2008, DPM (Podiatry)
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Married, 1 child
Scholarship:Other
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:5/30/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:B.S. in Biology, Briar Cliff University
GPA:3.49
MCAT:24
Number med schools applied to:6


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Profile Questions and Answers
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Why medicine? What is your story?I don't know why medicine. I guess b/c I've always been in the top 10 in my class. So, people always assumed I'd do something in the medical field.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I took 2 years off after undergrad to "grow up." Just before I entered school, I got engaged. I am now married and epecting my first child in September.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?Organic Chem. :-) I didn't think anything was really hard. But if I had to choose one thing, I would say the MCATs. I chose to take them cold turkey.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked in admissions at my undergrad but that was only 8-10 hours per week. I also worked in the summer.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?Nothingread other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed a family practianer (DO) for 1 month or about 60 hours. I also shadowed a internal med physician (10 hours) and a podiatrist (20 hours).read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I played sports in college so I didn't have a lot of time to volunteer. I did work in a soup kitchen, and helped build a house for habitat for humanity.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?Only when I job shadowed.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?I din't do any research in undergrad, though I am working in the field of podiatric research now.read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?SGA Varsity Soccer Team Varsity Wrestling Team Presidential Scholarread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Be honestread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?Podiatry is another great opportunity to practice medicine.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?Relax, they wouldn't ask you to interview if you didn't have a chance. Be honest, if you try to hard to impress they will see through your bull. Dress for success, this should be obvious. read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekClass from 8 - 3 Practice from 3 - 6 Study/Relax/Work 7-10read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?Varisty Wrestling Varisty Soccer SGA Founder of the Blue Crew, an student athletic supporters :-) Worked on Festivus, a large spring bash at BCread other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?Cirriculum, board pass rate, overall comfort of the school/atmosphere, repuation, residency placement, location, cost of living, scholarshipread other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?Just the required work for med school and my degree.read other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?Always set goals for yourself. And remember everything works out in the end.read other replies on this topic


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