What chances do I stand to get in Brown PLME (ED)?

<p>I plan to apply ED to Brown for the PLME program.</p>

<p>Let me tell you my situation: I was born and brought up in USA and studied there till 6th grade. For my 7th and 8th grade, I went to a boarding school in the southern part (Bangalore) of my native country India . From 9th grade to 12th grade (high school basically), I went to high school in my native city in western India. (would this academic history, by itself, in ANY way help me out? there is a good possibility that i might write my essay on this)</p>

<p>I did the IGCSE course (an international course similar to IB)in 9th and 10th grade achieving the following percentages in the subjects: </p>

<p>Maths - 98% ,
Physics - 97% ,
Chemistry 96 % ,
Biology 96 % ,
Computer Technology 94 % ,
English 85 % and
Economics 87 % .</p>

<p>ACT: 34
SAT Chem: 800
SAT Math: 800
SAT Bio: 770</p>

<p>Presently, I am a rising senior doing the IB Diploma Program. The predicted grades that would be sent to the college are :
Bio 7 HL<br>
Chem 7 HL
Eng 7 SL
Eco 7 SL
Math 7 HL
Hindi 5 SL</p>

<p>40/42 ---> 43/45</p>

<p>That is supposed to be the most rigourous courseload available in my high school.</p>

<p>My extracurriculars include the following: </p>

<p>1.MUN x4 (vice chairman of commitee x1, chairman of commitee x2, secretary general (highest position) of whole meet x1)</p>

<p>2.School president (student council)</p>

<ol>
<li><p>State level Bball player - 11th</p></li>
<li><p>Varsity Basketball (captain from 9th to 12th) </p></li>
<li><p>Gold medal - 100m sprint, Gold medal -high jump - school events- 10th
Silver Medal – 100 m sprint – 11th</p></li>
<li><p>Manav Sadhna (NGO) -11th (community outreach program where I help underprivileged kids)</p></li>
<li><p>Bird welfare – -11t h (Uttrayan is a festival in India where we fly kites. The majority of the people do not know that are committing a heinous activity as they unintentionally cut the wings of birds and harm them. This bird welfare association helps the birds in need and helps spread awareness of the dangers posed to birds. I helped in the first aid department for Eagles)</p></li>
<li><p>Taught underprivileged students basic English and Math for a year (weekly once)</p></li>
<li><p>My English paper might get published in a journal. ( How much would this help? I personally think that I have put in A LOT of effort into it and that it is a substantial work of mine).</p></li>
<li><p>Black Belt 1st Degree. Was an instructor for a year at the ATA (American Taekwondo Association).</p></li>
<li><p>I have a hobby of showing magic tricks to people. I specialise in Close Up ( Parlour) magic. I have been doing this since I was young. Had a stage magic show when I was in 7th grade but stage magic did not appeal so I moved onto closeup magic with a special concentration on card magic. I find that I have overcome nervousness and have become more confident by doing magic.</p></li>
<li><p>I have volunteered extensively at the Blind People’s Association (BPA). I have been volunteering in the institution for 4 years now. I have my own article published in the BPA quarterly newsletter and plan to contribute more periodically. I had initially helped in writing records in the administration part of the institution. I have helped the blind people work with computers. I helped in soliciting of funds (fundraising) by writing letters that explain the salient features and roles the BPA plays in the betterment of the society to celebrities and dignitaries. I taught physiotherapy (thrice a week, one hour lectures) to blind students for a year. I am now currently helping manage the physiotherapy health department and do a few lectures every now and then. I have interviewed many blind people (informally) and plan to write a small report on it. I plan to do some public speaking activity (spread awareness?) over there too. I plan to write my essay on my experience in the Blind People’s Association and I think that this is a MAJOR component of my ECs.</p></li>
</ol>

<p>Medically Oriented Activities: </p>

<p>(I have interest in Medicine and plan to apply to the highly competitive PLME program at Brown)</p>

<ol>
<li>Medical Counseling</li>
<li>Shadowing in summer after Junior Year in many doctors’ offices in America (radiologist, GI, nephrologist, infectious disease doctor and internal medicine doctor) </li>
<li>The bird welfare experience</li>
<li>Have finished a BLS (Basic Life Support) course and have been awarded a certificate by the American Heart Association</li>
<li>Have volunteered in a hospital.</li>
<li>Have seen a surgery.</li>
<li>Observer at a pharmaceutical company.</li>
<li>Have observed closely a few public health systems, including the one the BPA and at a Sickle Cell Anemia Center that promotes disease prevention, awareness and helps inflicted ones.</li>
<li>MIGHT conduct a (not-so-huge but still ) project at the BPA or do some rudimentary/basic research somewhere in a research lab. (or at the BPA physiotherapy center: maybe on blood pressure changes after exercise?) </li>
<li>I taught physiotherapy for a year at BPA.</li>
<li>Was a member at a blood donation camp.</li>
</ol>

<p>I shall be writing a general report on all the shadowing and observing activities.</p>

<p>I am also a US citizen with a Social Security Number. I am a legal resident of the state of Florida.</p>

<p>Thank you! I'll chance back!</p>

<p>Can someone please help me out? Thank you! :)</p>

<p>I suggest you post this thread in the "What Are My Chances?" forum -- you'll get more hits that way :)</p>

<p>Yeah, I did. But I thought I could get more specific info or feedback from this sub topic. By any chance, could YOU chance me? :) Thanks! :)</p>

<p>And any advice would be appreciated. I am really interested in the PLME program.</p>

<p>Well your English scores are a little low and I don't like that most of your extra curriculars are in 11th grade. However, I would say you are a good candidate. I would be sure to stress some of your extra curriculars in your essays to show how you are different.</p>

<p>Bump! </p>

<p>Could someone chance me for the PLME program alongside for the regular Brown Undergrad?</p>

<p>lol, you have a 34.5 percent chance.</p>

<p>But seriously, there is no way to actually estimate one's "chance". NOBODY knows, you would be better off spending your time actually volunteering, etc than worrying if you have a chance or not. SEVERAL people have told you that you have a chance-on this forum, the ba md forum, and even student doctor. You have good scores, grades, and volunteer work, however you are at a disadvantage because you are an international student. Also, colleges dont really care about IB scores-just like they dont really care about AP scores when you apply. Nitcomp, I would warn you thought-do NOT fall in love with this program too much-otherwise if you do not get in you will feel horrible. You are clearly intelligent, and I am sure that you will get into medical school one way or the other.</p>

<p>also, why are you applying ED?</p>