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:
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.