Students and alumni share advice on becoming a competitive candidate for a health professions school, including tips on the application process, test preparation, extracurricular and volunteer experience, time management, and more.

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Orett Burke Jr.

Class year:
2017
Major:

Biology

By not going straight into med school from undergrad, I gained confidence and realized that everything happens for a reason. I am thankful for taking time off because I was able to develop a better sense of “why medicine”...

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Thomas Kania

Class year:
2018
Major:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Through my hands-on healthcare experience, I loved talking to patients. But by getting to know the nurses, CNAs, and therapists...I gained valuable insight and advice as to how I could best help patients now and in the future.

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Cindy Le

Class year:
2018
Major:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Along with my Biochemistry degree, I also minored in Sociology and got a certificate in Asian American Studies.  For me, these were things that I enjoyed learning on the side and really shaped my perspective of who I am...