Hey everybody, I'm in North America and I want to do Oxford Medicine or Biochemistry (as pre med if you all suggest that medicine would be super high reach). Please be completely honest and offer suggestions :)
Oh, btw, I'm South Asian, if that affects chances at all.
My stats are: 2230 (highest in one sitting SAT), 2270 superscored,
33 Composite in ACT (36M, 35R, 33S, 29E, essay yet to be scored) one sitting
SAT 2: Chemistry 800
Math Level 2: 780
Biology M: 720
AP: a lot of APs Done really well in all the classes mostly fives, i presume as they still haven't released our scores.
98 average throughout classes
EC: Key Club (president), ranked number one in Texas
Math and Science Team: Science Team Captain (Awards: First Place district, Top Chemistry, Top Three Chemistry in State, First Place Regional Chemistry Olympiad).
Competed in the National Chemistry Olympiad
Future Medical Proffessionals of America
Over 400 hours of community service, Over 160 in a hospital where I shadowed in the lab, surgeons, cardiology floor.(we have a nationally ranked stroke center)
Future Problem Solving (State Honors)
Individual Humanities Program
Indian Cultural Center
Piano for ten years
Research internships (one for SIEMENS, one for orgo and photochemistry)
Computer Science Team UIL
Quiz Bowl Captain
House of Delgates (law making body state wide delegation for key club, high honors basically)
Indian Cultural Center
Quest Club (Science oriented community Service)
Junior Varsity Soccer my frosh and soph years
Made varsity Swimming
Job at Maggie Moos
I have a lot of awards in all the departments at our school and have won and competed in serious science competitions.
Hooks: My well rounded activities even though I want to pursue science, and I have some pretty good research projects, SIEMENS, USNCO.
My AP Chem and AP English teacher are writing my recs, and they really like me and have known me for a long time. I'm getting supplement recs from my research profs and Key Club adviser.
My essays for other colleges which I guess I'll adapt for my personal statement, are funny to an extent but really show my personality and show that I'm worldly (I've lived in a lot of different countries and have picked up a lot of culture from each place).
Any tips and warnings. Sorry if this is a bit long, I just am unfamiliar with the admissions process for Oxford.