• Pat Bigaouette

    Pat Bigaouette

    Class of 2011
    Chaska, MN
    Biology (Pre-Med)

    Pat's Bio:
    My name is Pat Bigaouette. I am a Senior Biology major. I run on the cross country and track teams at Scholastica. I currently live in Somers Hall as the Residential Advisor for Ground Floor North. Also, I am actively involved in Scholastica's theater program and hope to get cast in one of the four shows this season. This summer I conducted clinical research at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Emergency room. I also traveled to New York City to pick up a friend from school and, of course, saw the show "Wicked" on Broadway.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

End of an era…or at least an end of applying to med school.

Applying for medical school has been a whirlwind of an experience. I have thought about applying for medical school my whole life, so it is bizarre to be nearing the end of the extremely long process. For me, applying for medical school started back in May. The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) requests information from all aspects of your life. I feel they AMCAS knows more about me than most of my friends. AMCAS requests, biographical information, identifying information, course work, activities, letters of evaluation, essays and standardized tests.

I took the MCAT three weeks ago. I studied all summer and the score takes around a month to be released. In the stress of wondering what my score is, I spent most of the last three weeks finishing my AMCAS and waiting for secondary applications from the medical schools I applied to.

Since submitting my AMCAS, I have started to receive secondary applications…which are just as horrifying as the AMCAS. Secondary applications consist of several essays that range in length from 800 to 5,000 characters. Some secondary applications are fairly easy while some schools have essay upon essay to write.

While I finish up my application process, a good piece of advice for anyone applying to graduate school would be to start your applications early.

Here is a link for a good timeline when applying to medical school:   Medical School Timeline

Good luck and happy graduate school hunting.


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