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Please evaluate this atypical profile [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2012, 09:15
I am a 28 year old Doctor from India. I graduated from the Maulana Azad Medical College(University of Delhi) in New Delhi four years ago and have been self-employed in my own clinic as a general practitioner ever since then. I really think that I am good MBA material. But I want to hear what you guys say about my profile.

Here is some basic information about me:

GMAT Score: 770/99%; 50/92% for Quant and 47/99% for Verbal. I have scored 6.0/91% on the Essay. So the GMAT part is reasonably OK IMHO.
GPA: I am an Indian Medical Graduate and have studied from one of the best Indian Medical schools i.e the Maulana Azad Medical College. During my MBBS, I have scored 57% aggregate. I haven't yet found out how to convert this to GPA. I think 57% is about what the average student at my medical school scores. (Less than 1% students per year cross 75%). It has been 4 years since I graduated and I have not done a post-graduation.
Work experience: This is probably the weaker part of my CV. I have been self-employed since I left medical school i.e I have worked at my my own clinic. That raises the additional problem of not having any good Letter of Recommendation writers.
Leadership experience: Plenty of it when I was at medical school but very little of it since I left medical school. While I was at medical school I was elected the vice-president of the student body and I was also the head of the Literary society. Apart from this I was also the captain of the football team.
Extra-curricular: Again, Plenty of it when I was at medical school but very little of it since I left medical school. I have won various prizes in debates, dramatics, football, chess, hockey etc. etc.


My main concern is that ever since I left medical school, I have been self-employed. Consequently, I have no good letter writers, No leadership experience and no extra-curricular achievements to show. Overall though, I am an all-rounder and a very knowledgeable individual.

My questions specifically are:
What kind of B-schools can I apply to and hope to get into for an MBA?
Should I consider Masters' degrees other than MBA like Masters in Public Policy or Masters in Hospital Administration etc. ?

So what do you think are my chances? I'd be grateful for an honest and thoughtful appraisal. Thanks
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Re: Please evaluate this atypical profile [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2012, 03:08
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You can be a great candidate. You have awesome numbers. And from what I have seen doctors can do well. The big question I would have as an Adcom member is: WHY?
It's not enough to be just "good material", but if you show CLEAR and PRECISE goals that will make the most of your current experience (let's say you want to open a chain of Clinics in India) and if you can back it up with prior experience, a strong passion for business, and the promise of business acumen, you can do very well I feel.
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