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  • User #10389

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Hispanic
  • Home state: Florida
  • Brief Profile: -Baptist Hospital Executive Intern - Outpatient Surgery - 9 months
    -The Reading Connection - worked with/assisted students with learning disabilities like ADD, dyslexia, etc. - 2 summers
    -Private Tutoring in Math, Chemistry, Biology, Spanish - 2 yrs.
    -Miami Children's Hospital Volunteer - Neurology unit for 3 months, Oncology/Hematology unit for 6 months
    -Pre-Health Summer Internship Program - attended health related seminars and shadowed physicians - 1 month
    -Health Educator (currently) - Give presentations on the human skeleton, bone health, and osteoporosis to students in Miami-Dade county schools - One year and counting
    -Gear Up Edison Mentoring Program - I was a mentor to a high school student as part of a program for aspiring health care professionals - Sept 2007 - June 2008
    -Dean's List for most semesters at FIU
    -Graduated cum laude with a B.S. Biological Science and a minor in Chemistry from FIU
    -Physician Shadowing at Jackson Memorial Hospital - May 2008
    -Medical Mission to Costa Rica - June/July 2008

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Florida International University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.65
    • Science GPA: 3.62

    Summary of Application Experience

    May 31, 2007
    I took the MCAT for the first time and performed horribly in VR. At that time I decided to wait a year, finish undergrad at FIU (I only had one semester left) and use my free time after graduation to study/retake the MCAT.

    January - April 2008
    Studied for the MCAT with Kaplan.

    April 18, 2008
    I took the MCAT for the second time. This time around I felt much more confident, but it was still pretty hard! I get my score on May 20th.

    May 1, 2008
    I have all my letters of recommendation complete and once I submit the AMCAS I can schedule an interview with FIU's Advising committee and get a committee letter from them. I'm working on the fifth draft of my personal statement, it's pretty much complete, I just need to perfect some things.

    May 13, 2008
    I'm anxiously awaiting my MCAT score!!! I have been going crazy lately, but there are 7 days left. The 2009 AMCAS isn't up yet either, and I'm getting very impatient!!

    May 14, 2008
    The 2009 AMCAS is up!! I have everything complete except for the personal statement and the descriptions of all my work experiences... so basically I did all the easy stuff. This year's application now has a section for Letters of Evaluation, I'm pretty sure that's a new addition. I'm not sure how that's going to work. Now all I'm waiting for is my MCAT score... which will determine everything! Five more days...

    May 16, 2008
    I was accepted to the University of South Florida College of Medicine for their Master's in Medical Science Program!! I applied for this one year program because I already gradueated from undergrad and have one year between applying to med school and matriculating. I also thought it would benefit me because we take classes that are very similar to first and second year med students, and If I do well I'll have an advantage at USF COM.

    May 19, 2008 (morning)
    I have officially completed my personal statement! Now all I have to do is add all my work/activity descriptions (8-9 total) and I'm done! We can't submit the AMCAS until about June 5, so I have plenty of time.

    May 19, 2008 (evening)
    I got my MCAT score!!!!!! 31O...YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 30, 2008
    Finishing up AMCAS application... applications will be accepted starting next week. Finally!!

    June 4, 2008, 9:30 AM
    AMCAS submission is now available! I plan to proof read the application today and submit by tonight or tomorrow.

    June 5, 2008
    I finally submitted the AMCAS and it's currently 'in line for review.' Hopefully it gets verified soon.

    June 10, 2008
    AMCAS verified! Whew!

    June 25, 2008
    Received my first secondary from FIU... I'll be working on secondaries starting now and hopefully I'll be done sometime in August. I want to be complete at all the schools I applied to by the end of August.

    July 31, 2008
    Interview invite from FIU! Scheduled for 9/5.

    August 26, 2008
    Interview Invite from Tufts! Scheduled for 9/16.

    September 11, 2008
    Interview invite from NYMC!! Scheduled for 11/5... So excited! Even though (according to google maps) Valhalla, NY doesn't seem to have much... but that's ok, it's less than an hour from NYC :)

    Just got an interview invite from Drexel! Two invites in one day... WOW!

    September 12, 2008
    Interview invite from University of Miami!!!!!!!!!!! UM is one of my top choices, so I'm thrilled. I'm interviewing at both the Miami and Boca Campus. :)

    September 16, 2008
    Interviewed at Tufts - What a great interview day! Tufts is truly amazing!!
    Received interview invites from Temple and VCU today!
    Received my first formal rejection letter from Georgetown :(

    September 17, 2008
    Interview invite from Tulane! Interview scheduled for October 27th... they chose the date instead of offering a selection of dates to choose from.

    September 24, 2008
    Interview invite from GW!!! FINALLY!!!! I've been waiting/praying for this one for sooooo long!

    September 25, 2008
    Interviewed at UMMSM @ FAU (UM's Boca campus). Everyone was really nice, the students loved it there, and the facilities were brand new. Amazing simulation lab!!

    September 26, 2008
    Interviewed at Miami Miller and it was absolutely amazing! My best interview yet! My interviewer was really, really nice and it was completely stress free. It was a great experience.

    October 2, 2008
    Interview invite from BU!!! So excited!! I scheduled it for Nov. 10th... the first half of November is going to be crazy!

    October 15, 2008
    I'm going to be a doctor!!!!!! I got the acceptance email from FIU, and there's an acceptance packet on the way. OMG!!!! I can't believe I'm actually going to be a doctor!

    October 16, 2008
    Temple Interview... Maybe I visited on a bad day, but everyone seemed really serious and reserved... I got a somber vibe from the school... :/

    October 21, 2008
    VCU Interview, really nice school! Richmond wasn't too exciting though.

    October 27, 2008
    Tulane Interview! I loved Tulane, everyone seemed so excited to be there and everyone seemed happy! I'm not too sure about New Orleans, though. I think it's nice to visit, but I don't know if I can live there.

    October 29, 2008
    I received the 'alternate list' e-mail from UM, the Miami Campus. I'm so sad! I didn't even know I could get waitlisted THIS EARLY! Oh well, at least maybe I'll be at the top of the list? I still have hope...

    October 30, 2008
    GW Interview!!! I LOVED GW and DC, I definitely see myself here! And I think my interviews went well, but I never know for sure.

    November 10, 2008
    BU Interview.. I loved it!! Boston is a great city in general, and a great place to be for medicine. The school is amazing and everyone is so friendly; the students seem to really like it there. :)

    November 13, 2008
    I got into TULANE!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY, so excited!!!!!! :)

    November 26, 2008
    I got into Temple! To be honest I wasn't thrilled about the school or about Philadelphia, but this is definitely an accomplishment!

    December 15, 2008
    I got accepted to VCU! I really liked the program and the people here, so glad I got in! I also had a false alarm today with Tufts... I got a big letter-sized envelope from them in the mail, and open it only to find it was their financial-aid packet, which they send to all interviewed applicants regardless of application status. :( I was really hoping it would be an acceptance!

    December 18, 2008
    I got waitlisted at GW and i'm super bummed about it! GW is definitely in my top 5 and I was truly hoping for an acceptance here. Well, at least I still have a chance... hopefully there's a lot of movement on the waitlist. :/

    Janueary 12, 2009
    OMG, OMG!!! I just got the email from BU! I'm in!!!!!!!! I can't believe it... Boston, here I come!

    March 1, 2009
    Just got the 'no more interviews' email from Emory! Oh well... I'm still super excited about BU :)

    March 2, 2009
    Just received UCF's 'no more interviews' email. So I guess I'm not going to med school for free ;) Rejection from Jefferson, too... no more interviews.

    March 23, 2009
    No more interviews email from UF... Acceptance from UMiami Boca Campus!

    March 31, 2009
    No more interviews email from USF. It's weird that I didn't get interviews at the Florida schools... I thought I would have an advantage as a FL resident.

    April 3, 2009
    No more interviews email from Albany.

    April 29, 2009
    Withdrew my application from VCU.

    Application Complete

    Florida State University
    Ponce School of Medicine
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albany Medical College
    Jefferson Medical College
    New York University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Emory University
    Georgetown University
    University of South Florida
    University of Florida
    University of Central Florida

    Attended Interview

    Tufts University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Drexel University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    George Washington University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Miami


    Tulane University
    Florida International University
    Boston University
    Temple University
    Virginia Commonwealth University

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