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Profile and Perspective for Joel Hallam                  Viewed 20375 times

General Information
Name:Joel Hallam
School:Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus (GA-PCOM)
Graduating:2011, DO degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:Yes
Second career:No
Posted:12/20/2006
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Chemistry, Indiana State Univeristy
GPA:3.72
MCAT:21
Number med schools applied to:8


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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?
A,T. Still University of Health Sciences/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU/KCOM)NoNoNo
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus (LECOM Brandenton)NoNoNo
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus (GA-PCOM)YesYesYes
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM)NoNoNo

Profile Questions and Answers
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Why medicine? What is your story?read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?The application process, studying for the MCAT and trying to maintain my grades.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?Kaplan Course, but not worth the money. The course is expensive, but does help with time management and provids somewhat accurate sample tests.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?read other replies on this topic
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How did you choose your med school?read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?read other replies on this topic
Any open-ended advice?Start gathering all info needed for applications early. If you can download secondary apps proir to receiving them in the mail do it and send them out ASAP. The faster you get everything done, the better chance you have of being accepted. Get all your LOR's well before applying. You don't want to keep your applications waiting to process due to a recommendation that hasn't arrived.read other replies on this topic


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