Cindy Crawford is one of the best-known fashion models of all time, but did you know that she was an aspiring chemical engineer? She has some of the credentials to get accepted into medical school. I decided to take some time and put her to the test.
Cindy attended DeKalb High School in Dekalb, Illinois. She was a star student and graduated as the valedictorian. Because of this, she won an academic scholarship to study biochemical engineering at Northwestern University. She only spent a quarter of her first academic year studying — she then dropped out and pursued acting after being discovered at age 17 by the fashion industry.
Let’s look at what Cindy has going for her academically.
- Valedictorian at her high school with excellent grades.
- Scholarship to Northwestern University which is a testament to her academic credentials.
- She was supposed to study chemical engineering which means she has some interest in the medical sciences.
- Honorary board member at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
- On the Honorary Committee of the California Wildlife Center.
- Heavily involved in charity work for childhood leukemia.
- Long-term supporter of the pediatric oncology programs at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Wow, she has a lot to put on her app. So far, her chances look very good.
Despite her strong background and support of various medical projects, Cindy still has no college degree. This is her major weakness and if she plans on attending medical school, she needs to finish her undergraduate studies.
What Cindy Needs to Do — The Verdict
First, she needs to re-enroll into college and finish her studies to prepare her for the MCAT. With her previous interest in biochemical engineering, this might be easier for her than most. She then needs do well on the MCAT, do some volunteer work, and apply to medical school.
I think Cindy can handle all that. My verdict? Very good chance of her getting into medical school if she puts her mind to it. Now that she’s no longer a full-time model, this would be a great time for her to pick up her next big career as a doctor — even at 49 years of age!