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Joined: 26 Feb 2013
Posts: 71
Location: Spain
GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
GMAT 2: 760 Q50 V44
WE: Medicine and Health (Health Care)
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New post 19 Mar 2014, 03:04
Hello,

I would like to get an expert opinion, to know were I am. Thank you in advance for the insight.

Work experience:

- 3 years as a resident hospital pharmacist at one of the top hospitals in Madrid, Spain (2011- current)
- Member of the Technical Board and the Joint Committee of the hospital as Resident Representative: they are the main management committees at the hospital.
- Developed a new tool to improve our data collecting and work efficiency in one of the main areas of the Pharmacy department
- Collaborator teacher in Tutored Practice
- Teacher/Lecturer in the Continuous Training Program in Hospital Pharmacy
- International Rotation at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT. February 2014
- experience managing Units inside my department and the whole department while on-call days.
- Made reports on new drugs (efficacy, safety, cost-analysis) to be evaluated for the approval of its use at the hospital
- strong reviews

- one year at a a couple of retail pharmacies after graduation

- had to stop working for 10 months to prepare for the Residency program access exam (it is the usual thing to do, very competitive).

Education:

- Pharmacy, at one of the top Pharmacy schools in Spain. GPA (Spanish): 7,5/10. (Started very strong, but dropped a bit due to my resonsabilities in my residence hall)
- MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the same Univ. GPA: 9/10
-Ranked 8th nationally on the access exam to my Residency program (pool of 1000+ applicants)

Extracurriculars:

- co-captain of a soccer team: managing the team and organizing team trips, events...
- played basketball and rugby at college and afterwards for a bit
- president of the video club and VP of the Cinema and Music clubs at my residence Hall/College
- member of the student management board at my residence Hall (it was managed by students on a daily basis, except for official events)
- member of the organization of the Rugby Sevens Tournament in Madrid from 2004-2008
- organized english classes at my Pharmacy Department for anyone interested
- backpacking trip around Europe
- did a couple seminars about Pharacy Residency program (admissions, workflow..) with Pharmacy Students
- blog about pharmacy/music/MBA

Other Stats:

- Male, 29, caucasian
- GMAT: 710 (Q46, V41)
- TOEFL: 109

Goals:

- Pharma/Biotech industry
- Entrepreneurship

Target Schools:

- Tuck
- Fuqua
- Stanford
- Kellogg
- Haas
- Booth/Stern

Thank you!
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New post 29 Mar 2014, 12:21
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Hello,

I’d consider you to be a viable candidate for the schools you mention, in varying degrees. Duke would be an on-par level program for you, I believe. All the others would be reasonable reaches, with Stanford being at the outer edge of “reasonable.” (Years ago the 710 GMAT would have sufficed fine, but these days it’s actually low for Stanford).

Obviously your career and experience are key differentiating factors, to optimize in your applications. Also, in thegoals essays, be specific, focused, and present an informed case for why and how you will pursue your goals.

Have you looked at MIT Sloan? It might be a good fit, to either replace a school on your list or to add.
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