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Mayo Surf Program

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by rayden001, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. rayden001

    rayden001 5+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    I have been accepted to the Mayo surf program for this summer:). Does anyone know if this program would add a boost to my application?
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  3. NovemberWhiskey

    NovemberWhiskey Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    It's pretty competitive to get, so I'd assume yes. I did it last summer.
  4. rayden001

    rayden001 5+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    How was it? How much has it helped your app?
  5. NovemberWhiskey

    NovemberWhiskey Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    I enjoyed it. Lab work + all kinds of organized activities, lectures, events, etc. Stipend rather than hourly pay is nice also because you don't feel obligated to sit around if there is nothing to do (tho it makes coming in on weekends a little worse ;))

    No idea how much it helped my app @ other schools but it must have @ MMS. The research I participated in was very interesting and was definetly brought up at interviews.
  6. blargh

    blargh Banned Banned

    Oct 24, 2006
    awesome, me too! i'm not sure how mayo surf compares to the baylor program, so i'm stuck =(

    when did you find out? i was told really really late.
  7. rayden001

    rayden001 5+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Thanks for the response. Do you think it is possible to get any thorough MCAT studying done while at the program? I plan on taking the MCAT in August.
  8. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc. 10+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    The Best Coast
    I didn't know they had any waves out there in MN, so maybe doing residency out there won't be so bad if I can catch some waves on my time off. :D

    I guess i better buy a really thick wetsuit, cuz it gets hella cold out there.
  9. MDAdam

    MDAdam 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    Congratulations! I applied... but no acceptance =/ I did get accepted into another one so I will not be sitting at home all summer or at school taking classes. But the obvious answer to your questions is yes, it will look good on your application. I don't see how it would not be beneficial. Do you know what the specifics are on what research you will be conducting?
  10. SupergreenMnM

    SupergreenMnM Peanut, not chocolate 2+ Year Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    Yes, of course. Any program like this will 'help' you application. Doing it at a place like Mayo will do so even more. Congrats btw.
  11. junkct

    junkct 5+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I know the SURF program at Mayo is intended to be a recruiting device for their PhD and MD/PhD programs.. but if you apply to just the MD program, do you think being in the Mayo SURF helps?
  12. ChocolateTae

    ChocolateTae Gotta Love It

    Aug 15, 2008
    Moreno Valley, CA for now
    I've never heard of the Mayo Surf Program. Is there a website so I can take a look? I will apply for the program once I get back into school.
  13. LittleRocker

    LittleRocker 2+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Just a thought, but you might wanna try going to google and typing "mayo surf" (hint: it's the first one that comes up)

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