Our graduates| Marek Svoboda

Marek Svoboda

* 1990

Secondary

Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2010

Tertiary

Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City, USA, started in 2010

E-mail

marek.svoboda@gmail.com

Favourite subjects

Mathematics, psychology, philosophy

Goals

Preparation for psychiatry studies

Interests and hobbies

Debating, tennis, playing drums

Student resume

I come from Slušovice, where I also went to the local elementary school for the first two years, before going to a language-focused school in Zlín. From there, I progressed to Zlín Lesní Čtvrť High School, and then in 2005 to the Open Gate eight-year grammar school.

During my studies, I focused on mathematics and biology. I was also active in debating, successfully representing Open Gate on both the domestic and international levels.

As part of the American university admission process, I took a three-week preparatory course for studies at universities in the U.S. at New York’s Columbia University, which undoubtedly helped my admission to that prestigious school afterwards. This is also where I have studied since 2010, thanks to the generous support of The Kellner Family Foundation, preparing for the medical field of psychiatry.

Marek Svoboda

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30. June 2018

A Change of Plans

In my last post, I was talking about my new lab where I was about to start my PhD thesis project...

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28. February 2018

#PhDlife

New school, new life again. This time it’s not as true, though – I “only” transferred from...

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15. November 2017

The Test Result

In my previous blog entry, I described in detail my study Odyssey with STEP 1, the first licensing...

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3. July 2017

At the finish line

The school year has ended in May and I have been locked up in my apartment since, almost without...

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1. March 2017

One Step at a Time

This post aims to reflect on the current point of my academic life, in which I am steadily...

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16. November 2016

Overwhelming News

The last couple of months – well, now over a year, really – the most prominent piece of news...

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1. July 2016

(Another) 1st year done

Summer is finally here – and a well-deserved break with it. The third term was perhaps the...

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24. March 2016

What is medicine.

Having just finished the second term (in Dartmouth’s quarter system, where the fourth term...

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30. November 2015

Medical School, Finally – All Inclusive

This is what I have been working so hard for, the entire time...

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2. July 2014

Bachelor at Last

What seemed impossible four years ago has now become a reality. I have concluded the four years...

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3. March 2014

It is getting closer

To be honest, nothing much has changed since my last post. I just approached the end of my...

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15. November 2013

Last year at Columbia; Pre-Medicaments

It is almost unbelievable how recent it feels that I entered...

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24. June 2013

There and back again

Even though the weather had stayed pretty much the same since my last blog post until I left...

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1. March 2013

To Europe for the Classic

“Hey, man, I’m really sorry I’m late – I must have gotten lost somehow, I don’t know the subway...

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19. November 2012

Always something new

At the beginning of this post I would like to go a little further than just the beginning of...

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1. July 2012

After half-time

My second academic year at Columbia University ended more than a month ago (two more to go),...

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29. February 2012

Why, it’s only February!

The 29th of February, to be precise. Still, I realized yesterday that the midterm...

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12. November 2011

The third semester

It still feels like the semester hasn’t really started yet, but the last lecture prior to the...

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25. June 2011

Back home for a while

So what’s it like studying in America, then? Reminiscing about the end of my first academic...

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7. March 2011

Living on the small isle of Manhattan

My first semester is over now and the greater part of the second...

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19. November 2010

Past the New World gates

As I was preparing for my trip to the U.S. in late August, I had no idea what I was in for....

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