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As a physician, I have used biostatistics to read and analyze scientific journal articles. When I was in college I took statistics and obtained an A. When I attended medical school, I took epidemiology and statistics for medical students. A solid comprehension of this subject is useful for understanding research data to determine its validity and potential applications to the clinical setting.
Middle school and high school learning is built upon the education taught in elementary school. Having tutored both middle school and high school students, I have discovered that sometimes it is necessary to review basic subjects initially taught in elementary school. Having a deep understanding of introductory mathematics, writing, reading, history, and science assists students so they can excel in future academic courses. I am in the process of receiving my medical degree from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
While I attended high school, I took the first two years of college English and received an A in all of those courses. Furthermore, I obtained both college and high school credit (dual enrollment) when I took those classes. English is essential for proper communication and as a foundation to build upon other courses.
As a biology major in college, I took several science courses. I took genetics and received an A in the class. I participated in both the lecture and lab aspect of the class.
I grew up using PCs for most of my education, but I used apple products when I attended college. I have also tutored my mom with how to use her Apple product. Furthermore, I was a teacher assistant for a photography class while I was a student at Florida Southern College. I have hands-on experience teaching the basics of how to manage a mac verses a pc. I also know the key differences between the two operating systems.
I took the MCAT when I was applying for medical school. My score combined with my GPA from college were sufficient for me to become accepted to more than one medical school. Preparing for this test includes possessing a working knowledge of the information tested and having good test taking skills. Since I took this test, I have tutored other students on how to prepare and they have succeeded.
I have used Microsoft Outlook for several years for both academic and career purposes. I can explain how to send, reply, and forward emails. I know how to send a blind carbon copy or a carbon copy. Moreover, I know how to attach word documents, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, or photographs to an email. I have tutored in the past as to how to use this particular program.
As a medical student, I worked alongside nurses of all levels. Prior to medical school, I worked in an endoscopic clinic where I prepared IVs, bedding, and patient charts. I have taken medical histories of patients as well as presented case studies before physicians, nurses, and hospital staff.
I took nutrition as a course in medical school. I have observed the great importance and impact of healthy eating on patient management and prognosis. I also took biochemistry in both college and medical school where I learned about the basic units of proteins, how the body processes sugar, and how the body maintains a homeostatic state.
As a physician, pharmacology is an important aspect of patient management. I took this course when I was in medical school. I use pharmacology to aid in the treatment of various medical conditions.
In college, I took my first official photography course. I always had an interest in learning more about the subject. My father was a photographer for several years and taught me some of the basic concepts. He was part of my inspiration to learn more about it. I actually entered one of my photos into a national contest and was a top finalist. I have books on the subject and I am familiar with both Canon and Nikon cameras. I have both types.
I have taken pre-algebra while I was in middle school. In high school, I took algebra I, algebra II, and trig. I passed all of those courses and took more advanced classes when I was in college.
I attended Florida Southern College and obtained a minor in psychology. I took the following psychology courses: introduction to psychology parts one and two, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, and physiologic psychology. In all of these courses, I obtained an A for my grade. Furthermore, I participated in a research project within the field of psychology that assessed what makes art creative. I later presented the results at an annual psychology conference.
Public speaking is a skill I have used throughout my academic courses. In college I took public speaking and received an A. During medical school, I gave several presentations and did well. Because of my experience with public speaking, I am able to provide guidance as to how to present information in a concise and understandable way.
Through my academic career, I have taken and passed the FCAT, ACT, SAT, MCAT, and the COMLEX. I took Kaplan review courses to aid in my preparation. As a result of having to prepare for these examinations, I have acquired a knowledge of how to study for a test based on its format and concepts being tested. Furthermore, I have discovered optimal methods for retaining information for testing purposes. In fact,I have tutored both high school and college age students for the MCAT and classroom based exams. My experience with tests provides me the ability to assist students to learn adequate study skills.