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Christopher Schwartz ’11

I am attending the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. My pre-med adviser helped me get all of the necessary coursework completed in a timely manner and suggested other courses that would look good on my  application.

Some courses, such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and senior thesis, actively involved me in current research, which further strengthened my education and medical school applications.

My thesis project on “The Receptor Antagonist MK-801: Effects on Analgesia and the Development of Tolerance,” was a novel lab-based study that was a continuation of an independent research study two students and myself conducted with Dr. Joshua Blustein, Associate Professor of Psychology, during my sophomore year. Looking into drug interactions, tolerance formation, and analgesia was all very interesting to me. Being pre-med, the topic also was relevant to my interest in medicine, and running my thesis from start to finish made me draw knowledge from almost every course I took at Arcadia.

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