I recently graduated from the University of Miami, and now the time has arrived for me to apply to medical school. The pre-medical road has not been easy, and I know it will still be difficult from here on out. There’s many pieces to this puzzle of applying to medical school: grades, MCAT, physician shadowing, volunteering, research, leadership etc. A student needs to find a way to incorporate all of these activities into an application by the time he or she applies to medical school.
Here’s a couple of activities I’ve done during my time as an undergraduate:
– molecular biology & epigenetics research at cancer center – poster presented
– clinical research working with HIV+ patients in exercise program
– 5 week summer shadowing program with medical oncologist
– American Medical Student Association Physician Shadowing Coordinator
– cancer center volunteer at chemotherapy unit
I can submit the AMCAS application on June 2nd. The entire application cycle takes about a year, and in this year off from school I will be working at Dr. Stephen Nimer’s laboratory. Wish me luck as I am very close to being one step closer to becoming a physician! I hope that I can update everyone on my successful experience this application cycle and that I have many options available for my medical education.