Hey guys, I am currently a first year medical student (MD student) in the United States. I did my undergrad at Emory where I was a double major in Economics and Biology. I graduated with a 3.8 gpa. I just took my gmat today for the first time and I scored a 690
I ran out of time on quant and could have hit that 700 but whatever, I guess whats done is done. I want to apply to one year MBA programs. Can you tell me what my chances would be for programs like Emory's One Year MBA, Cornell one year MBA, Northwestern MBA?
A few things before we get started: As a medical student, the MD is my primary degree. My medical school lets students take a year off from the third year of medical school to pursue an additional degree, but we can only take one year off. Then we have to come back and finish our last year of medical school and start residency. I need significant financial aid/scholarships. Four years of undergraduate education at Emory were expensive, four years of medical school is expensive, and so I can't afford to spend a 100k more on a secondary MBA degree. As a result, for the one year MBA programs I am interested in such as Cornell Northwestern, Emory, do I have any shot at scholarships? I know Emory offers full tuition scholarship, do I have any shot at that?Since I am an MD student, all the MBA programs I mentioned above will not require me to have any work experience. They understand that most physicians start medical school right after undergrad, and most physicians are already 26 by the time they finish medical school. After 26, physicians have to undergo 4-5 years of residency before FINALLY they can practice medicine. So I don't have time for work experience, and all of the MBA programs mentioned above said they won't hold it against me.
A few of my extracurricular activities in college (I had to do most of these to get into medical school, so they may/may not be relevant to MBA programs)
1. Guest Researcher for US CDC: Econometrics Research (While in Undergrad, 10 hours a week, for 2 years)
2. Emory Economics Department Undergraduate Research: Econometrics (While in Undergrad, 10 hours a week, 1 semester).
3. Emory Biology Department Undergraduate Research: Immunology (While in Undergrad, 10 hours a week, 1 semester).
4. University of Texas Medical School Researcher: Immunology (While in Undergrad, 10 hours a week, 1 summer).
5. University of Texas Medical School Researcher: Pathology (While in Undergrad, 10 hours a week, 1 summer).
6. Ran a few half marathons for charity while in undergrad (did so every year of college).
7. Member of a few clubs in college
8. President of Emory Undergrad's ACDEI club.
Also UT-Dallas has a MD/MBA program (5 year MD/MBA program) with my med school. UT-Dallas won't cost a lot because of in-state tuition and my gmat score and gpa is above its average. So anyone have any thoughts on this program? Seems great, but for some reason it is not ranked highly? Why is that?