As a medical school applicant, there’s one question you can’t avoid answering in your personal statement, secondary applications, or interviews: “why do you want to become a doctor?”
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Neil Jairath is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical school, class of 2021. He graduated #1 in his class there, receiving the Charles and Phyllis Lowe Merit Scholarship (awarded to fourth-year medical students of highest academic standing), the Academic Achievement Award, and the Academic Recognition Award. Neil was also awarded the Paul DeWolf Award and Patrick John Niland Award, was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, and graduated with Distinction in Research Honors. He was actively involved in leadership initiatives and interdisciplinary research, including the utilization of artificial intelligence as a means of augmented physician diagnosis and biostatistical projects and clinical research investigating various oncologic theories, especially pertaining to the intersection of immunology and oncology. He served as an interviewer and admissions representative for three years during his time at Michigan. Neil has 20+ published articles and has presented his team's work 30+ times at national and international conferences. He is pursuing a residency in dermatology at New York University starting July 2022, following an intern year at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Jennifer is a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University. Within her residency program she is involved in medical student education and community advocacy. She studied medicine at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and graduated in 2022. Jennifer has mentored dozens of pre-medical, medical, and PA students on research, academic writing, networking, career planning, and medical school, PA school, and residency applications. Her clients have interviewed at programs across the country. She has experience with school selection, primary and secondary applications, essay editing, and mock interviewing.Jennifer is originally from Ohio and graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology and biology. After graduation, Jennifer served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. After completing her service, Jennifer worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the Univ. of Washington on various projects in general surgery and vascular surgery.
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