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Matthew

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I grew up in the Saratoga, NY area and transferred to Union College from the University of Rochester after circumstances required me to take a year off from school and be closer to home. I received an almost full academic scholarship to attend the University of Rochester and played baseball while I was there. While at Union, I co-founded Sawatch Holdings, developed a program called "Reading with Tugg" with the Crossroads Center for Children Administration, and worked on average 30 hours per week between my various positions. I am also actively involved in volunteering at Albany Medical Center (primarily with the therapy dog program, in which I visit patients with my buddy, Tugg, who is a 3-year-old yellow labrador retriever) and enjoy playing golf, going hiking, and reading works on philosophy, economics, and the financial markets.

I majored in economics and biology and minored in philosophy alongside taking the pre-medical course requirements. I scored in the 94th percentile on the MCAT and I finished with a 3.9 GPA. My undergraduate thesis investigated my interest in health economics and was titled, "Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescence and Critical Outcomes in Adulthood". I am currently planning to spend the next two academic years conducting clinical translational research at the NIH and I will apply to dual degree MD-MBA programs next application cycle, with the intention of matriculating into medical school in the fall of 2019.

I took the MCAT once after approximately 1 month of studying. Despite studying for much less time than the average pre-med student, I was able to score a 515 (130/128/129/129) because I have a strong grasp on the concepts and strategies required to do well. In my experience, it's not superior knowledge but critical thinking skills and the implementation of certain strategies that distinguish the top scorers. I look forward to helping you understand the content covered on the MCAT, as well as working with you to develop the critical thinking skills and strategies needed to score in the top percentiles!

Matthew’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Union College - Current Undergrad, Economics/Biology, Minor in Philosophy

Test Scores

MCAT: 515

Hobbies

Golf, ADK 46er, CO 14er, Philosophy, Economics, Investing, Baseball, Football

Tutoring Subjects

Biochemistry

College Chemistry

College Economics

MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Graduate Test Prep

High School Biology

MCAT Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

MCAT Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

MCAT Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Philosophy

Science

Social Sciences