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Candidate:

Ms. MD MBA

About Me:

A physician with four years clinical experience, I now want to tap into my leadership potential by getting my MBA and assuming a managerial role.

Details:

Undergrad School: University of Science and Technology

Undergrad Major: Biology

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 307

Age: 32,  Ethnicity: Black or African American

Other Degree/Certification: MD, MPH

School Name: Johns Hopkins university

Extracurriculars: Community outreach

Work History:

Title: Research fellow

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Major NGO/NPO

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Graduating medical school, being a trusted life coach and mentor for friends and family

Post MBA Goal:

To be a healthcare consultant and eventually start my own consulting firm

Schools:

Target School: MIT Sloan

Status: Open

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 55%

  • Liza Weale, Gatehouse Admissions | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Sloan will definitely take notice of your MD credentials so use that to your advantage. Make sure that through the application, you show the school how you’ve made an impact and give them a taste of your personality too. (It’s a benefit with Sloan’s video intro.) Other schools to consider given your goals of consulting and leadership: Kellogg and Wharton. One thing to consider: think about why healthcare consulting & why your own firm. It’s a big change, so you’ll need to give the schools confidence that you’re not making the decision lightly. (Expert tip – no need to state your goals in Sloan’s cover letter, but you’ll need to know your story inside-out for the interview.)

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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 85%

    It’s not every day that doctors apply to full-time MBA programs. More often than not, you’ll see a doc in an Executive MBA or upper-tier online MBA. So the credentials you bring to the game, your degree from Johns Hopkins and your post-MBA career goal to become a healthcare consultant before starting your own consulting firm pretty much make you a shoo-in.

    2 months ago
  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi, it’s Nisha from mbaMission! Your MD background will definitely set you apart from most other applicants (there are typically only a few doctors per MBA class, at most). I think that most of all, business schools will want to understand your motivation behind your current path (being a research fellow at an NGO vs. practicing medicine) and your future goals of healthcare consulting and starting your own firm someday, so make sure that you can speak to what drives you very, very clearly based on your professional and personal experiences to date. You’ll also want to speak to the transferrable skills you’ll bring to consulting (for example, analytics, teamwork, leadership, communication skills) as well as the skills you’ll need to gain …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 40%

    Hello, Lisa Cummings at Stratus Admissions. I love your life wins, graduating med school and being a trusted friend are certainly things to be proud of. However, those are hard to quantify and business schools love numbers. That said, you have a lot else to be proud of too, it seems. I spent many years on the admissions committee at Sloan. Years ago, it was nearly unheard of to see doctors on the applicant pool. That started to change a few years ago and there are an increasing number of medical students and practicing doctors in the pool. Many are working on devices or side businesses which make the transition seem logical. Your goal of …

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  • The MBA Exchange | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi there! It’s Stephanie Horn, Master Consultant with the MBA Exchange and recent Poets and Quants “Top 10 Admissions Consultants”. The good news is that being a physician demonstrates several of the key qualities the admissions teams look for in a candidate. You have determination and grit, the ability to analyze complex situations and come up with clear recommendations, and strong quantitative skills. Attending a top-tier school like Johns Hopkins certainly helps. However, the profile that you submitted has some gaps. I understand that the role you have played with your friends and family are what is most important to you, but you need to recast your medical experience into business terms — what were your best achievements in terms of leading others, building a …

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The Community Currently Rates The Odds At: 56%

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  • 75% | 1 month ago

    If I'm reading your profile correctly, you list your UG GPA. BUT then you list having an MD and MPH. While 3.3 is not as high as some, it's still relatively good and apparently was good enough to get you into the MD/MPH program - kudos to you. Your advanced degrees, previous experience, and diversity will go a long way in the application process. That said, it may not be a bad idea to re-take the GRE or try the GMAT in hopes of obtaining a higher score.
  • 10% | 1 month ago

    Extremely low GRE, retake or you are not getting in.
  • 80% | 1 month ago

    Ms. MD MBA, I think that the diversity that you bring in the class because of your medical background, gives you a great advantage. We don't see many physicians out there wanting to do this. I'm sure this is your USP and will definitely help you get an admit from MIT. Just that you need to work a bit on your GRE/GMAT score. A score little higher that your current score will definitely make you a candidate that's hard to say no to.
  • 30% | 1 month ago

  • 75% | 1 month ago

    An impressive track record and an interesting career pivot. Admissions committees will like it. Be ready to thoroughly explain your rationale for wanting to pivot to the business side of healthcare and the desire to own your own firm one day (what has ignited that entrepreneurial spirit?). Be sure to communicate how you have demonstrated leadership in your health-related extra curriculars and undergrad / masters program.
  • 75% | 2 months ago

    As a MD, you definitely have a leg up on the competition. I don't believe your undergraduate GPA matters as much considering you have a MD from one of the top universities in the United States. However, your GRE is a little low and that may be the only thing that could stop you from being a sure bet.
  • 5% | 2 months ago

    Even though I agree with John, given your background and post MBA goal it's a hard sell of MIT Sloan. MBB hire doctors as healthcare consultant. The question that will arise in adcom's mind "why does she need an MBA then". GRE score is below average as well.
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