So I am currently a Sophomore at a competitive high school in central PA and I am an Indian female.
I really want to get into a 7 year medical program at a good university like Boston, Northwestern, Brown, etc.
Freshmen Year courses are as follows:
AP World History (got a 4 on the exam) - B
Intro to Comp Sci/ Visual BASIC - A
H German III - A
H Algebra II - A
H Biology - A
H English - A
AP German IV
AP Government (semester 1)/ AP Economics (semester 2)
I am doing okay in my classes, the only class that's troubling me is AP Government
My GPA currently is UW: 93.5% (will definitely get it up) W: 101.28
Rank is 30/583 (will definitely get it up into the top 25 and eventually top 20
This is what I am thinking for my Junior year:
AP Calculus AB
AP Human Geography
H Anatomy/ Physiology
AP Comp Sci (JAVA)
English (i am not strong enough for AP English)
AP Calculus BC
AP US History (maybe, thinking about taking college prep, but it's far away, so i am not too worried)
Independent Comp Sci
I know it's too early to think about my junior and senior year schedules, but I really want to make sure that I get all my classes that are necessary for Pre-Med.
Please suggest me any other courses I should plan to take that will be good for Pre-Med.
Here are my clubs that I am doing and will plan on doing:
FBLA(9,10,11,12) - Vice President in 10th grade
TSA(10,11,12) - Sergeant-at-Arms in 10th grade
Friends Helping Friends - a community service club (10,11,12)
I plan on applying to NHS in my junior year of high school, hopefully I will make it.
trying to get into Science Olympiad, will do it regulary if I make it
I am a 1st degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do and I will get my 2nd degree during high school. I really want to continue it even in college. I am a part of my karate school's demonstration team and I regularly help out my master with various tasks after class. I am an assistant instructor. I have judged various karate tournaments as well. I really do love martial arts and it's a big, big part of my life. I have won around 15-16 trophies in the past 2 years. I plan to continue competing as well. I really want to start my own school as well in the future when I am older. I would like to help girl's who might live in a city or place with a lot of crime, or some other situation in which they need to learn self-defense.
For community service, I will apply to volunteer at 2 different local hospitals and I plan on getting at least 100 hours this upcoming summer. I volunteer at the local library around 10 hours a month. I have also applied and been selected to volunteer at a Alzheimer's Association chapter near where I live. I plan on getting a lot of hours there. I am also part of my school's Key Club and I get around 30-40 hours each year in it. I genuinely love volunteering and I don't do it just for the sake of doing it, one of my goals in life is to help people who are unfortunate and don't have basic needs. I really want to help children from poor families become educated.
As for awards and honors, I have a lot of Martial Arts awards and certificates. I have won awards for FBLA. I plan to win some stuff in TSA and Science Olympiad, and we are working hard in Quiz Bowl to win the regional tournament. What are some other awards or certificates that might look good on my application? I was thinking of the Congressional Award? Is it good? I also really love Comp Sci and I am currently working on thinking of an idea for iPhone app.
I work as a tutor at my school. I tutor a 9th grader in geometry.
As for pre-med, I want to do it because I really love helping other people and interacting with them. I really want to be able to also travel around third-world countries and help those who can't afford to go to the doctor. I think that if my efforts can improve even one person's life, then I will be happy. I want a better future for everyone.
I really want to get into a good medical program, because I really want to seek the best education for myself so that I can use that to the best of my abilities to make a small difference in the world.
So if all of you can please give me any tips and suggestions on how I can improve my high school career, so that I can get into a good college. I really want to do this and help people.
Also, please advise me on how to score a very high score on the SATs. That's a really big concern for me.
Please do help me and share any experiences, tips, or suggestions on anything that you feel is missing, or too much, anything! I really want to do this, and I know it might be too early according to some, but I really care about this, which is the reason why I am thinking early. Thank you so much!