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Profile and Perspective for Chad Hall                  Viewed 19089 times

General Information
Name:Chad Hall
School:The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
Graduating:2009, DO degree
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Married
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:3/7/2007
Contact prefs:You may contact me.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Biology, Utah Valley State
GPA:3.75
MCAT:27
Number med schools applied to:8


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Why medicine? What is your story?I chose medicine when I was very young (12) because of my interest in reading of about different types of science and also my fascination with going to doctor when I was sick! To see a doctor make almost anything go away was the coolest thing to me and I wished to do it for myself. Additional classes in math & science in high school on the AP level and various zoology college courses had me solidly hooked. Medicine is the best stuff to learn despite how tough it is because unlike some other sciences, there is always something new to see.read other replies on this topic
Are you in any special circumstances? Anything unique?There really are no special circumstances in my personal situation. Neither of my parents are physcians or are in the medical field, and I am somewhat "nontraditional" in that sense as well as being a bit older (25) to start med school.read other replies on this topic
What was the hardest part in preparing for med school?By far trying to study for the MCAT and trying to finish organic chemistry with decent grades as well as working 30+ hours a week at the same time. Other classes such as biology and gen chem came much easier to me on the other hand.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I usually worked between 28-34 hours a week as an clinical lab assistant at a hospital in Provo, Utah. My work consisted of doing preparation work on various lab specimens for lab testing by the techs and by the pathologists. This work could be anything from easy to very stressful depending on the day, but also a great way to get clinical experience.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I made the personal mistake of using Kaplan for my preparation and expecting to much ofread other replies on this topic
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