Hi! My name is Dan, and I'll be a medical student in the fall of 2017. Getting into school wasn't easy, and I've failed a class on the way, so I am no stranger to crazy tough classes. I've come to find that it's often the environment that can make or break a class. Some students thrive in a lecture heavy class, while others do well in a hands on interactive setting. It's my goal to figure out what works best for my students and adapt to their learning styles, instead of them adapting to a teacher.
Although my degree is in Biology, I've had to take quite a few courses to get there, including all kinds of inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, statistics, and calculus. Within these primarily hard sciences, I don't believe in teaching to the test. I believe in teaching the fundamentals, which allow students to take more advanced courses without any hiccups that come from building on a shaky foundation.
Biology is a wide breadth degree, so I've been fortunate enough to try my hand in an exorbitant amount of related subjects.
With regards to the MCAT, I've taken it twice (unfortunately!), and I've got a good handle on how the test wants you to think, which is, in my opinion, more important than what you know. The MCAT was the newest version for both attempts, and I managed to go from the 50th percentile, to the mid 70's percentile. In less than 6 months, with many other obligations. There is a way to do well on this test, and I'd love to show you what I've learned!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
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