First of all, thank you for fixing my account. Second, I’d like some advice as to my future MBA application.
Here is my professional and personal background:
I’m a 26 years old French medical resident. I graduated from Medical school in 2014. French medical curriculum is quite different compared to the American curriculum. Here’s a quick overview: in France, students enter medical school right after high school. At the end of the first year there is a competitive exam which you can attempt twice (you need to be in the top 15 to gain the allowance to the 2nd year). Fortunately, I was in the 3% upon my first attempt. At the end of the 6th year, medical students enrol in a residency program which lasts 4 years. Currently I am a 3rd year resident in the public health specialty in Paris. During my residency I have worked in clinical research, national healthcare technology assessment agency and currently I’m working in a Top 15 pharmaceutical company. During my residency I’ve tacked various issues for the private and public sectors. I have coauthored in some great journals such as the Journal of American Medical Association.
As to my personal background, I was born and raised in China, I came to France at age of 10 without any kind of knowledge about France. I was able to quickly integrate and I became a French citizen in 2008 or so. Today, most of my colleagues don’t believe me when I tell them that I was in fact not born in France . I’m bilingual (Mandarin and French) and I have a pretty good command of English (though not nearly as good as natives !)
I don’t have a lot of extracurriculars. I’m in a English debating club and I’ve done some inter-varsity tournaments and friendly debates. (Best I’ve done was being finalist of a novice British Parliament debating tournament). Also last year I taught public health in a podology school where I organised the coursework, training session, and exams. I have some other hobbies but I don’t have any spectacular achievements.
I passed the GMAT last week: 670 (Q47/V35), IR 8, AWA 4.
I’d like to attend a MBA program in order to work for a Global pharmaceutical company in Europe or US (the geographic location of the job does not matter a lot to me).
I’ll finish my residency on November 2018, so schools that offer a january intake would suit me well (Columbia, Insead). Columbia seems really interesting because it offers a healthcare specialisation and INSEAD offers a great international experience (though it is located in my backyard).
What so you think about my profile? Should I retake the GMAT ?
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