Welcome to MD Journey!

My name is Steven Krager and I am a medical student at Creighton University. My sophomore year in college, I decided to try the pre med route. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. However, I adapted, survived and even thrived at times.  Several years later I find myself with the desire to share my experiences and help others navigate the journey. MD Journey (formerly Pre Med Journey) was launched in 2008 with the hope of fulfilling that desire.

Who am I?

I grew up outside of Portland, Oregon and went to college at Seattle Pacific University. I graduated in 2008 with a degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish.

I went to college with the vague idea of doing missionary or international development work. I changed my sophomore year to pre med. It sucked at first. I was a valedictorian in high school but my first quarter of college Biology I barely scraped by with a B-. My first General Chemistry exam I scored a 64%.

Ugh. Do I really want to do this pre med thing? I pushed through, found a tutor in chemistry, discovered more effective study methods and started to improve. I pulled out a B in Gen Chem I. Gen Chem II, an A-. I made strides in Biology, slowly.

I graduated with a 3.65 overall GPA with a science GPA of about 3.4. In January of 2009 I took the MCAT and scored a 32M. The two years before medical school I worked as an ER Scribe.

The summer of 2009 I started the medical school application process. After 12 secondary applications and 8 interviews I was accepted at 6 medical schools and waitlisted at 2. I started at Creighton University School of Medicine in August 2010. I spent three months in Peru prior to med school watching births and dressing newborns in a public health clinic. It was amazing.

I’m passionate about global health and living a remarkable life. I am also passionate about helping pre med students navigate the journey to medical school.

So that’s my story. Any questions?

Feel free to contact me using the form below, I’m happy to respond to any questions and welcome any ideas for topics you’d like to see addressed on the site. This site is for you!

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