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School selection. GMAT- 710. Surgeon. Entrepreneur.

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Aabshar3 Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts
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School selection. GMAT- 710. Surgeon. Entrepreneur.

Post Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:04 am
Hello Everyone,

I would highly appreciate your suggestions in regard to the schools I should be targeting. I am an Indian Surgeon, Co-Founder of a Digital healthcare Startup, which works to improve oral cancer screening via telemedicine in Indian rural demography, and author of a multilingual poetry book. I am 28 years old, and have 4 years of work experience (3 years residency and 1 year entrepreneurship). My GMAT score is 710 and I am targeting next fall admissions. I want to work with Healthcare MNCs and consulting firms. So far, I have zeroed in on few schools, on the basis of my Linkedin conversations and online research, but, I am still far away from the final picture.

List : Harvard, MIT, Yale, Kellogg, Wharton, NYU, Duke, UNC Kenan Flagler, Rotman, and NUS.

In anticipation of your suggestions.
Dr Shaurya

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Hi Dr Shaurya,
I responded to your query on the "Application Process" board, but I do want to be sure that you saw it:

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Lots of great stuff in your background! I love that you are not only an MD, but also an entrepreneur. Obviously, the Wharton HCM track would be something to consider, but your fit for other schools will hinge on more information than we have in this email. Top business schools will be looking for a strong sense of WHY you want an MBA at this point in your life: what do you need from your MBA studies, that you couldn’t build through work experience alone? Why have you chosen not to pursue a surgical practice? These are all points that you can develop in your work with an experienced MBA admissions consultant, preferably one who has specific experience with MDs and PhDs.

One note: in my opinion, your GMAT should be stronger given your profile, so that’s something you may want to address; either retake the GMAT to be more competitive at the top MBA programs on your list, or refocus more on schools where your 710 is at or above the average incoming GMAT. Also, you may be targeting too many schools in the first round.
Getting to know people at each of these schools with a profile similar to your own will help you pare down your list.
Overall, you look like a very interesting client, and a strong candidate.
Good luck!
Margaret Strother

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