"I am proud to have my Master’s degree in Biomedical Science. I entered graduate school with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 from Rutgers and a 29 MCAT score. I was in the process of applying to medical school and wanted to do something fulfilling with my 'gap year.'
Little did I know, I filled the 'gap' with the most challenging and wonderful year of my life thus far. That one year tied together everything I learned in my four years at Rutgers. We applied basic sciences like chemistry and physics to the human body, which made re-learning topics such as pH chemistry much more tolerable and understandable. We were fortunate enough to take classes with first-year medical students and I quickly found out that I was willing and able to do what was necessary to succeed. Gross anatomy lab tested me on a physical and emotional level and eventually fortified my yearning to be a surgeon. I had the pleasure of working with an accomplished OB/GYN on my Capstone Research Project, and we are expecting to publish our results in a medical journal. My professors were brilliant and encouraging and my classmates were equally as passionate about health sciences as I am.
My classmates became my family and RWJMS was our home. I ended up graduating with a 3.95 and decided to re-take my MCAT to make use of my cohesive knowledge. I cried tears of joy when I got my MCAT score; a 35. I am living proof that it is not uncommon to improve by six points after completing my Master’s degree. I started interviewing with medical schools shortly after receiving my score. New Jersey Medical School was impressed with my performance, and I was accepted for their incoming class. I feel that my Master’s degree will continue to benefit me throughout medical school as I take courses such as gross anatomy and medical microbiology for the second time. I am thankful that the GSBS facilitated my acceptance to medical school, and I know I will be a great physician."