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Profile and Perspective for Luke Madsen                  Viewed 18646 times

General Information
Name:Luke Madsen
School:Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine
Graduating:2010, DPM (Podiatry)
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:Other
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:6/28/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:B.S. Human Biology, Minnesota State University
GPA:3.76
MCAT:20
Number med schools applied to:3


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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?
Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM)YesYesAlternate
Barry University School of Graduate Medical SciencesYesYesYes
Scholl College of Podiatric MedicineYesYesYes

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How much did you work while going through pre-med?During my pre-med years I worked as a Nursing Assistant close to my rural hometown in Minnesota. I would work about 15-20 hours per week during school and full time during the summers. Within my 5 years of being a CNA I worked in Nursing Homes, Assistant Living, and in a Hospital.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?Besides working side by side with various physicians, I shadowed many as well. Such as an Anesthesiologist, Primary Care, and two different Podiatrists.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I volunteered for the American Cancer Society, where I was able to sit on the board in my rural community and help construct dafidil days and relay for life. Also, I volunteered for honor societies at Minnesota State University.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?Besides working 5 years as a Nursing Assistant, I worked 2 years as a Medical Technologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. The clinical exposure I received was huge. Such as, working with doctors, nurses, and patients in the ICU, ER, OR, Peds, OBGYN, and PACU. I would perform a wide array of stat clinical tests as well as draw blood (arterial or venous) and read ventilators for the physicians. I was part of the CODE team to help revive a patient. Also, I would be on call for liver, cardiac, and lung transplants, where I would have to operate the OR lab. A great portion of my work involved being called down to a patient to draw an arterial blood gas and run an ABG test to get the results to the physicians. Through this experience I learned a great deal of how to palpitate a patients extremity to feel for veins, nerves, tendon, and arteries. In addition, I learned how important it is to have fast and accurate test results while treating a patient.read other replies on this topic
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