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Age: 19
Indian born, US Citizen
Languages: EnglishConversational Spanish, Conversational Hindi/Urdu
GMAT: - (Planning to take in July/August)
MCAT: 30

M.D. University of Arizona (Expected 2015)

B.I.S. Biology and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
GPA: 3.49

Work Experience
1. Various Research Positions (~2 years combined experience)
2. Small IT firm (~2 years) - Also designed software here
3. Freelance/ small time administrative jobs at school
4. Currently working on 2 Education/Mentoring related small businesses

President, PreMD (Founded a club to collect and disseminate information about Medical School Admissions)
President, Medmentors (Mentoring service which enabled fellow med students and faculty to mentor aspiring premeds)
Vice President, QuenchAZ (co-founded and help raise money in this small NPO to help prevent dehydration/death in the homeless and immigrant populations)
Member, Toastmasters

Community Involvement
Volunteer, OpenEMR
Volunteer, Obama Scholars Program
Volunteer, various hospitals/clinics

Secondary Author to publication in "Molecular Biology and Evolution" (focus on Bioinformatics and large scale analysis of data)

Why an M.B.A.?
I desire to go into consulting with interests in medical technology, management, and education. I want to lead the modernization effort of K12 classroom technology.

Target Schools
Wharton, HBS, Fuqua, Stanford, ect

I am considering taking a year or two off of my medical education to pursue my MBA in about 1.25 years. I was wondering what kinds of prospects I would have with the top schools. I am dedicated to doing well on the GMAT and recently scored 650 on a diagnostic test without any studying. I understand that I would be somewhat of an oddball applicant, but I am keeping my hopes up in respects to the fact that there is no such thing as a standard businessman, entrepreneur, or leader.

How would I go about creating a stronger application and what angle should I take to present myself appropriately to an admissions committee?

-Thank you

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