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Ways to improve Ivy League application?

hey131313hey131313 28 replies44 threads Junior Member
edited May 2009 in College Admissions
I'm focusing on medicine in my applications. Are there any activities/volunteer/etc. I can do that would improve my app? Details please, thanks!
edited May 2009
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  • T26E4T26E4 23243 replies1031 threads Senior Member
    Top level colleges are searching for students who have a high degree of innate curiosity, drive and achievement -- not a checklist of activities done. To some point, it's what you ARE and not what you DO that comes across in the application.

    That being said, ask around your Guidance Counselor's office or science teachers for advice. Then find the one that is most challenging and interesting to you. Good luck.
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  • SirensongSirensong User Awaiting Email Confirmation 942 replies21 threads Member
    Maybe an internship or a volunteer position at a hospital? They're nothing special, but will at least show some focus.
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  • nooobnooob 1919 replies146 threads Senior Member
    medicine is probably the most common field that ivy-applicants say they want to go into. To make yourself stand out, don't talk about medicine. You won't even STUDY medicine in undergrad. That's all for grad school, which has absolutely nothing to do with what you learn in undergrad.
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  • DwightEisenhowerDwightEisenhower 1677 replies27 threads Senior Member
    What are your other passions, interests, activities, etc? I'm sure an admissions officer would love to see a prospective pre-med with an insatiable interest in politics, for once.
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