Samuel Plant

  • Logan, Utah
Samuel Plant

Utah State University

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - May 2016

Bachelor of Science: General Studies

Utah State University

Upon graduation from high school, I began studying at Utah State University.  I have taken two major leaves of absence, which involved serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as moving to Idaho to marry my wife.  My recent activity in school has been dedicated to fulfilling the necessary coursework required for consideration for medical school.  Within the past year, I have completed coursework in many upper-level science and biology subjects, including physics, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and molecular physiology.  I plan on completing my undergraduate degree by the Spring 2016 semester.

Sep 2013 - Aug 2014

Did Not Seek Degree

College of Southern Idaho

During my one-year leave of absence at Utah State University, I elected to complete coursework in general biology, organic chemistry, and calculus before returning to Utah State University in the summer of 2014.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2015 - Present

Mentor/Tutor

MCAT MENTOR/TUTOR

TUTOR, ALTIUS TEST PREP; LOGAN, UTAH: I currently work for Altius Test Prep, a private company specifically designed to provide the best possible instruction to prospective medical students who wish to take the MCAT exam for consideration for medical school.  As a mentor/tutor, I am responsible for providing exceptional instruction to students in a private, one-on-one setting as well as in large groups.  I also assist in revising and updating various aspects of the program and its content in order to further streamline the instruction process for future students.

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Research Assistant

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH ASSISTANT; LOGAN, UTAH: I recently worked as a research assistant in the Quinney College of Wildland Resources at Utah State University, under the supervision of Dr. Helga Van Miegroet and Antra Boca, a PhD student. I assisted them in their research to determine the overall soil health and viability of various locations throughout the state of Utah. My responsibilities included preparing, sieving, and organizing soil samples for analysis of carbon isotope content and proportion. I also performed electrostatic particulate separation on many of the samples, removing and separating charged particulates from the soils and preparing these samples for further analysis.

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

Staff Mentor

CATALYST RTC

STAFF MENTOR; BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH:- As a staff mentor at Catalyst RTC, I provided mentorship, academic tutoring, accountability, and supervision to teenage boys from around the United States with various troubles, including substance abuse, self-harm, and anxiety issues. I typically handled around four students at a time, assisting them with schoolwork, managing individual interviews, overseeing interpersonal interactions, observing behavior patterns, and diffusing escalating confrontations. I kept detailed logs on the behaviors and attitudes of the students during every shift, and discussed necessary steps to take with other mentors to provide the best possible treatment for every young man in the facility. My reason for leaving

2012 - Dec 2013

Sales Associate

CANYON RIM ORAL SURGERY

SALES ASSOCIATE; TWIN FALLS, IDAHO: spent the majority of my time on the sales floor, interacting with customers and assisting them on purchasing new shoes. I was also required to work in the back room on occasion, lifting heavy boxes full of merchandise, and managing inventory. I used the Spanish that I learned on my mission frequently. I was a frequent top-seller, and was offered management positions; however, I was unable to accept as I moved to Logan, Utahto continue my education.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2013

Surgical Assistant

CANYON RIM ORAL SURGERY

SURGICAL ASSISTANT; TWIN FALLS, IDAHO: My responsibilities at Canyon Rim Oral Surgery included assisting in oral surgeries, where I was often responsible for maintaining patients' airways, allowing them to breathe while under anesthesia. I frequently cleaned, sterilized, and prepared instruments used for surgery. I also assisted in recovering patients from anesthesia, helping them stay alert until they can be assisted to their vehicles to return home.