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Medical Student Interested in MBA - Profile Eval/Advice

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Medical Student Interested in MBA - Profile Eval/Advice

Post Sat May 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Hi,

I was just wondering if you had any suggestions on what I could do for the next couple years to strengthen my application for business schools. I am currently a first-year medical student and looking to apply to MBA school between my 3rd and 4th year in medical school. I would prefer to apply to European schools, as they have one year programs, but am open to any suggestions. Thanks!

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GPA - 3.72

GMAT - Taking it this summer

Research - Currently working on over a dozen projects related to orthopaedic surgery as a Research Assistant at 3 different institutions, including some cost-effectiveness studies; hoping to have completed at least 20 projects by the time I am applying for business school

Community Service - Volunteered as an emergency medical technician for 6 years
- Led a project to develop an entire emergency medical services system in a rural town
in the Dominican Republic
- Student Training Coordinator for the student-led clinics at my medical school, which
includes 5 different clinics in under-served areas of Philadelphia

Internship (this summer) - World Health Organization: Emergency, Trauma, and Acute Care Unit

International Experience - Studied abroad in Costa Rica and United Kingdom and traveled to over 30 countries throughout my life - while in CR and UK, I did comparative analyses between the healthcare system of that respective country and that of the USA

Leadership - Throughout undergrad and now in med school, I have been very active outside of class, including serving on student government, leading student organizations, and starting new student organizations

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Post Fri May 26, 2017 4:05 pm
Great question! Yes, there is a lot you can be doing right now.

Leadership is the #1 task: even if you’re not exposed to business processes, team leadership is always valuable for b-school applicants. So your community service work, your training of others, your international exposure in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica will be assets. Student government is also valuable -- your high analytical skills will merge nicely with this habit of leadership, and give you solid resume points to augment the standard medical-student profile.

As you have some time ahead of you, I also recommend that you start thinking about what aspect of the medical industry you plan to target post-MBA, and do anything you can to expose yourself to that aspect during your studies.

And yes, don't forget that an awesome GMAT will be even more necessary than usual to get yourself on the dart-board for top MBA programs.

Good luck!
Margaret Strother

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