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Profile and Perspective for Doug Christensen                  Viewed 22928 times

General Information
Name:Doug Christensen
School:Des Moines University - College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM)
Graduating:2011, DPM (Podiatry)
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single, 2 children
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:10/10/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:BA Secondary Education, Loras
GPA:3.57
MCAT:0
Number med schools applied to:6


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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)YesYesYes
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical SchoolYesYesYes
Baylor College of MedicineYesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?Second career. Fell in love with podiatry.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I'm 40 y.o. now and driven like never beforeread other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?Affording the plane tickets to interviewsread other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?Owner of construction business. Less than 20 hpw.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?not yetread other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?50 hours dental 30 hours podiatryread other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?Averaged about 4 hours per week for one semester. Dubuque, Ia Podiatryread other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?Noneread other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?Mating behavior with the influence of cadmium chloride of Drosophila melanogasterread other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?Coaching, teaching 4 yearsread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Work hard.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?Fill them out quickly, make sure they have everything they need.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?Just be yourselfread other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and week12 hour days with school, volunteer, shadowing, kidsread other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?bike, hike, geocacheread other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?Des Moines, Scholl, Barry Best aroundread other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?Yes, about 60 credits worthread other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?be honest, true and make sure you do what you want to.read other replies on this topic


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