为对医学院感兴趣的同学提供免费咨询(微信号lisong2005)

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[i=s] 本帖最后由 lisong2003 于 2014-5-2 10:40 PM 编辑 [/i]

看到版上很多人对pre-med和medical career有很多疑惑和网上很多不准确的信息,我愿意抽出个人的一点时间回答大家的一些疑问。
纯属公益性质,与任何中介性质机构绝无任何联系。

先介绍一下自己,方便大家问问题:
我现在在Dartmouth Medical School上MD program的3年级,之前本科读的是一所LAC。大学和现在都是F-1 visa,LAC本科full scholarship including room and board,现在medical school给tuition 90%左右的scholarship,生活费靠贷款,家里只给些零花钱。

网上有很多人说上medical school没有绿卡基本不可能,没有钱上不起,都不是绝对的,也许是会难一点,但是还是完全有可能的。当时申请的时候我也被很多人告知太难了不可能,幸好没有听他们的,不try一下怎么知道不可能呢。所以希望能在网上给对医学感兴趣的学生们提供一些鼓励和信息,希望更多喜欢医学的同学们能实现自己的梦想。
 

星璿

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Hmm, I gotta couple Qs here... and thank you so much for sharing your experiences first. =D

When is the best time to take (or conquer) MCAT? My brothers (who both graduated from Harvard Med) keep saying that I "MUST" take it in sophomore summer. Is that normal for people just take MCAT before they even take Organic Chem or is that possible to get fairly high score without taking organic chem or physics or like say, advance bio classes? ( I know it is a general Q that almost every premed forum has people discussed before, but I kinda wanna hear your thoughts, if you don't mind)

Is that true that we should have both research and internship (like volunteer with a NGO overseas/shadowing with a doc) background before we apply? I know I don't really like researches, will that disadvantage me on my application process? Or we should devote to whatever we like instead of doing things we don't like but closer to medicine/biology/hard sciences.

Could you briefly share your past summer plans with us? What did you do? What made you set your feet on medicine as a career? Do you have any recommend books/magazine for us to read so we can prepare better?

Last one..... Errr, I am going to a LAC too ( I love LAC teaching style ) but one downside is that school is small and people knows each others, which means except diseases, gossips travel fastest. I'm sure that being a doctor requires good people skill. I hope this question isn't totally irrelevant to medical school application but how do you deal with people, especially when, like say, your counselor from premed council doesn't like you at all? Do you have any suggestion for us, especially for college frosh?

Again, it is really kind of you...Thank you!!!
 
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[i=s] 本帖最后由 quanye1989sun 于 2009-8-3 11:38 AM 编辑 [/i]

lz强人 膜拜了....
lz贷款是怎么申请的?
 
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When is the best time to take (or conquer) MCAT? ...
星璿 发表于 2009-8-3 10:16 AM
I took the MCAT in March of my junior year. I think optimally one should try to take it before the summer preceding his/her senior year because that's when application stuff starts to pick up pace. When you take it depends on when you'll be most prepared for it, which means taking it preferrably after 200 level chem and bio courses or at least in the middle of finishing these courses. Most people without special circumstances should be able to finish organic chem and 200 level bio course before end of junior year. Also, just another tip, try to schedule easy classes or fewer classes during the term when you plan to take your MCAT so you have more time to study for it.
 
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Is that true that we should have both research and internship (like volunteer with a NGO overseas/shadowing with a doc) background before we apply? ...
星璿 发表于 2009-8-3 10:16 AM
In general, you should devote to whatever activity you are most interested in whether it's related to medicine or not. The key of extracurricular experience is depth and length, not breadth or quantity. However, before you apply, you need to have some exposure to medicine. Whether you do some shadowing (2 weeks is enough for most people) or you grew up in a family of doctors doesn't matter, just some exposure to medicine so you know you don't just like the idea of medicine but you're ok with the everyday aspects of medicine.
 
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I know I don't really like researches, will that disadvantage me on my application process? ...
星璿 发表于 2009-8-3 10:16 AM
Not at all if you have other great activities AND you can use your experience to convince people that you like medicine and will be a good doctor.
 
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I hope this question isn't totally irrelevant to medical school application but how do you deal with people, especially when, like say, your counselor from premed council doesn't like you at all? ...
星璿 发表于 2009-8-3 10:16 AM
This is a really hard question to answer without knowing why your premed counselor may not like you. Maybe you can clarify the question a little bit more?
 
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Do you have any recommend books/magazine for us to read so we can prepare better? ...
星璿 发表于 2009-8-3 10:16 AM
This is hard to answer too because people have very different backgrounds. Let me share a few tips that you may find helpful:
1. read a respected newspaper or news magazine, so you can have an interesting conversation with your interviewer on something other than school. Don't read the entire newspaper because you don't have that much time and it's unnecessary, just read a couple stories that are interesting to you esp. editorials or columns.
2. before your interview, read a short book on health policy if you are not very knowledgable in that area. Questions related to health policy are frequently asked and you'll shine if you can show your deep knowledge and give some interesting and well-argued opinion in your answers.
 
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问一些比较PRIVATE的问题^_^,希望LZ不要介意哈....LZ MCAT SCORE和GPA是多少呢?LZ当时申了哪些MED SCHL?最后又有哪些录取了呢/也给了SCHOLARSHIP。MED SCHL的被人传为不可能的INTL录取率在楼主的经历看来是否是那样?
问题有点多哈. 先在这里谢谢LZ无私奉献的精神~
 

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踏破铁鞋无觅处~~~:loveliness:
想问一下:1.Dart的医学院怎么样?不是说dart偏文偏商么?(我不知道,纯属听说)
2.医学院每年收的国际生都是个位数,真的么?
3.是否医学院都不提供国际生助学金?lz那个scholarship能详细阐释一下么?
4.各大学医学院在选学生时,会否偏爱某些本科学院呢?
多谢lz了~
 

Emo

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踏破铁鞋无觅处~~~:loveliness:
想问一下:1.Dart的医学院怎么样?不是说dart偏文偏商么?(我不知道,纯属听说)
2.医学院每年收的国际生都是个位数,真的么?
3.是否医学院都不提供国际生助学金?lz那个scholarship能详细阐释一下么?
4.各大学医学院在选学生时,会否偏爱某些本科学院呢?
多谢lz了~
 
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lz强人 膜拜了....
lz贷款是怎么申请的?
quanye1989sun 发表于 2009-8-3 11:37 AM
我是通过学校申请的,不需要co-signer,但有一些学校没有这项服务,那就需要自己联系private banks。如果你有american co-signer,那citibank有专门的health professional loans很容易申请,如果你没有的话,那最好选一个愿意帮你办的学校,既然录取你了,学校一般都会帮你的。