Today I am going to give you some background on some of my students that have applied to Northwestern HPME so you have some idea of the type of competition you are facing when applying to this incredibly competitive program. These are not complete resumes for these students and a few minor facts are changed to protect the identify of the students.
Student A was the number 1 student in a class of 300+ at one of the top public high schools in the country. His SAT was over 2,350. Multiple subject tests were all 800. He started doing research as a freshman and was an ISEF Finalist for 2 years. During his research he was communicating with professors from many universities including some of those that he applied to. He volunteered weekly at three organizations, including a hospital, a nursing home, and a homeless shelter every week from freshman year through senior year.
Student A was very intense and focused but could have a relaxed feel about his personality if he thought about it. I advised him to be himself during interviews but to try and relax as well.
Student A was given multiple medical school interviews and was admitted to 5 BS/MD programs including Northwestern HPME. He was not admitted to the Rice/Baylor program. Yes, with that background he did not get into all of the BS/MD programs he applied to.
Student B was the number 1 student in a class of 500+ at a strong suburban public high school. His ACT was 36. Multiple subject tests were all 800. He started doing research as a freshman and was an ISEF Finalist for 2 years. He volunteered weekly at a nursing home and at his temple for three years.
Student B was also very focused but was by no means relaxed. Student B was given multiple medical school interviews and was admitted to 5 BS/MD programs including several top programs. He was interviewed at Northwestern HPME but was not admitted to that program.
Student C was in the top 5% of her class at a strong, very large suburban public high school. Her ACT score was 34 and her SAT Subject Tests were over 750. She was involved in clinical research for 2 years resulting in her name being on an article that was published in a national medical journal. She was also on the board of directors of a national volunteer organization for youth.
Despite her accomplishments, Student C presented as fairly relaxed and friendly. Student C was interviewed at Northwestern HPME in the same year as Student B but she was admitted to the program.
These are the type of people that you are competing against. In any particular year I tend to have 3 or 4 people with perfect grades and perfect test scores. I regularly have Intel and Siemens Finalists and students who have been volunteering in health care settings for years.
Now, let’s be clear. You don’t need to have perfect grades and test scores to get admitted to a program like HPME. But you do need very high grades and test scores and something else beyond the typical applicant. And do not forget personality. Student B was a perfect example of a student that was qualified for admission to HPME but his personality did not fit that programs personality. In other promotions take a look at http://magnetiteperth.com.au/ if you have needs for window replacements for your home or business.You can trust us to help you find the best college for your needs. We offer a FREE 1/2 hour consultation to discuss your needs for college admissions counseling. Give us a call now at 888-970-BSMD(2763) or drop us an email.