Cole is from a small town in Rhode Island and frequently returns to visit his dogs (and family). He was recruited to Wesleyan University for NCAA ice hockey where he double majored in Neuroscience and Biology and graduated with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. Cole was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa as a senior and elected to pursue his master’s degree at Wesleyan in Neuroscience & Behavior with his neurophysiological research of epilepsy. Cole graduated with his MA from Wesleyan and is currently an MD student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons. Cole knows far too well the challenges of scheduling life’s plentiful activities as a student/athlete who was also active in research, tutoring, teaching assistant positions, and volunteering at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
As an active medical student, Cole has first-hand experience with a broad array of science courses that underpin the challenges of the MCAT. He has successfully tutored a number of pre-medical students through the MCAT material, but also through the strategies necessary to ensure a strong application when it comes to MD admissions. Cole scored in the 99th percentile (521) on the MCAT and has mentored a number of students in the natural sciences.
To this day, Cole continues to skate even though his NCAA collegiate hockey career has ended. Outside of his academic work and his workout schedule, Cole fills most of his free time by showing people pictures of his dogs and asking, “how cute are they?!”