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  • Application cycles: 06/29/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 37, African
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 01/24/2011
  • Brief Profile: UNDERGRAD
    2006 Chem grad, Here is my problem ---- SCIENCE GPA: 3.3, OVERALL GPA: 3.46
    2 years organic research
    1 year molecular biology and biochem industry research
    Undergrad awards: 6 scholarships
    GRAD
    May 2011 - PhD - Chem Bio, Science GPA - 3.95, Cum GPA - 3.96
    Publications - 1 in prep for PLoSONE, 1 patent
    Grants - NIH NRSA fellow, NSF fellow, University fellowship
    Clinical experience: Worked as a CNA through college - 4yrs.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/29/2010

    • Undergraduate college: MI state school
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Institution: NY state
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: PhD
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    The waiting is the hardest part. Excrutiating! You play the stats game of oh my GPA is low, or the PhD wont count, oh my MCAT is too average. You just have to submit, write the best essays you can, be truthful and let it go and play out. The process has not cost me anything yet because I am too poor and got the FAP, for all the NY schools I can drive or take a bus and so far I have to buy one ticket to UCSD. We will see how it plays out. Word of advice--do the secondaries EARLY! I couldn\'t, I was in Africa, rural Africa for part of the summer so I couldn\'t get them done. The waiting sucks when everyone else is already scheduling interviews etc. Nerve wrecking for sure, this whole med school app process is sooo not for the weak at heart, I don\'t remember gradschool apps being this bad.

    Applied, Withdrew

    New York University
    SUNY Buffalo

    Application Complete

    Oregon Health & Science University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Washington

    Invited for Interview

    SUNY Stony Brook
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview

    Columbia University

    Accepted

    SUNY Upstate
    University of Rochester
    University of California, San Diego

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