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Profile and Perspective for Kim Bentley                  Viewed 45273 times

General Information
Name:Kim Bentley
School:Medical College of Wisconsin
Graduating:2009, MD degree
Gender:Female
Marital Status:Single
Scholarship:None
Nontraditional:No
Second career:No
Posted:10/31/2005
Contact prefs:I am unable to respond to questions at this time.

Pre-Med Info
Pre-med:Biomedical Engineering, Duke
GPA:3.5
MCAT:35
Number med schools applied to:13


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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?Choosing which schools I was most interested in and narrowing down my search. Also, the secondary applications were much more time-consuming than I had thought they'd be.read other replies on this topic
How much did you work while going through pre-med?I worked various jobs (turoring, research, grading, etc) throughout my 4 years. My summer jobs and internships were close to full-time but I only worked approximately 5 hrs. a week during the school year.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for MCAT preparation?I took a Kaplan course but did not study as much as they told us we needed to. I had already seen most of the material covered so that may have helped. I found the most helpful thing for me to do was take past exams.read other replies on this topic
How much did you shadow physicians?I shadowed minimally during one of my summer internships but did not do it on a regular basis.read other replies on this topic
How much did you volunteer?I volunteered various places. I spent 4 hrs/week in the Duke Cancer Clinic just talking with patients (nothing clinical really) and also taught basic first-aid principles to first graders at an inner-city grade school.read other replies on this topic
What clinical exposure did you have?I worked at a hospital for one of my summer internships doing outcomes research where I was allowed to do some shadowing and attend rounds. I also volunteered at a cancer clinic regularly.read other replies on this topic
What did you do for research?I did two summers of research. One was spent doing outcomes research and the other was spent doing benchwork in a tissue engineering lab.read other replies on this topic
Do you have any leadership experience?not muchread other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the personal statement?Write about something you really can put some character into...not what you think admissions committees want to hear.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the secondary applications?They take a long time so narrow down your search as early in the process as possible.read other replies on this topic
What suggestions do you have for the interview?Be yourself!read other replies on this topic
Describe your pre-med schedule, typical day and weekI was a biomedical engineer so I had a lot of labs in undergrad (mostly electrical engineering) and design courses. I did not have to take many courses outside of my major to fulfill premed requirements.read other replies on this topic
Did you do any other extracurricular activities?I raced on the ski team, which was a short season so didn't take up too much time except for in the winter.read other replies on this topic
How did you choose your med school?I am from Milwaukee so I wanted to come back home and be near my family. I also really liked the program at Medical College of Wisconsin and liked that it was solely a medical school and that the faculty was here for us and not for undergrads.read other replies on this topic
Did you take any extra coursework in preparation for med school?read other replies on this topic
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