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Profile and Perspective for Paul Nielsen                  Viewed 39901 times

General Information
Name:Paul Nielsen
School:New York Medical College
Graduating:2010, MD degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:10/11/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Human Biology, Health, and Society, Cornell
GPA:3.5
MCAT:0
Number med schools applied to:19


Read my med school diary.
Currently 1 entries.
Most recent entry: 10/27/2006
Read questions I have been asked
by readers and my responses.

Currently 22 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?
New York Medical CollegeYesYesYes

Profile Questions and Answers
Question Answer  
Why medicine? What is your story?I want a career that is exciting, inspiring, and challenging, and I think that medicine is all three.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?I wasn't interested in medicine until the end of my sophomore year of college.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?Getting inread other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?Work like a job? Made Pitas at the Pita Pit, usually worked once a week...Sold Beer at Broncos and Rockies games in Denver during breaksread other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?kaplan, ithaca, 2005, studied, alotread other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?A few times, like a few days following guys around, plus for my EMT class we had to work like 20 hours in an ERread other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?as an EMT like 4 hours a week on averageread other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?Honors Thesis on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress, year of research assistant, should be published 2nd author in Journal of Immunology coming out early 2007read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?leading myself to the library and back In high school I was editor in chief of newspaperread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?make it interesting somehow!read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?proofread, name specific thigns about school you likeread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekstudy class sleep x5 sleep drink sleep studyread other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?played in band, worked in student run EMS agencyread other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?acceptedread other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?nope try to take anatomy and biochem b4 med school thoread other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?PM me if you're worried about it FenderHM on SDNread other replies on this topic


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