Menu Icon Search
Close Search

MD Applicants

  • fpo-profile-avatar
  • User #10433

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Clinical:
    -Volunteered in clinical program in India full-time for four weeks
    -Volunteer in Oakland's Children's Hospital ER for ~100 hours
    -Been working full-time as a medical assistant since last May (took a year and a half off since graduating)

    So basically, I have over 2,000 clinical hours logged to date.

    -Worked in a psych lab for a semester
    -Published article in a student-run medical journal
    -Annual attendant of neuroaesthetics conference at UC Berkeley

    -President of Alpha Gamma Honor Society
    -President of Students for Integrative Medicine (which included organizing and running our annual Integrative Medicine Conference)
    -Premed Honor Society Member
    -Health educator in the underserved Oakland School District
    -Wrote and directed my own short play
    -Developed and taught integrative medicine course on campus for two semesters

    -UC Berkeley scholarship
    -Alpha Gamma Sigma Excellence in Service award and scholarship

    -Private tutor
    -Floral designer all throughout college to support myself

    -Pretty interesting background: Dad is a Buddhist priest and head member of the Native American Church community so I grew up with a very diverse upbringing (note that I'm Caucasian, if you're wondering) and was exposed to a wide variety of cultures and medical practices
    -My dad barely graduated high school, mom never did. Grew up low-income.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.33

    Summary of Application Experience

    -Mailed SRJC transcrit: 5/16
    -Mailed Berkeley transcript: 5/16
    -Mailed College of Marin transcript: 5/20
    -AMCAS Berkeley transcript receipt: 5/23
    -AMCAS College of Marin transcript receipt: 5/29
    -AMCAS SRJC transcript receipt: 6/2
    -Submitted FAP app: 6/6 (Realized that I was eligible the *day* I was going to submit AMCAS primary. Boo for the AMCAS delay, but yay for the $$$.)
    -FAP approved: 6/18
    -Submitted AMCAS: 6/18
    -AMCAS Verified: 7/2 (Here we go! Wheeeee!)

    -MCAT (+ rescheduling 2x): $310
    -MCAT practice tests: $75
    -SRJC transcripts (mailed 5/16): $10
    -College of Marin transcripts (mailed 5/20): $15
    -Berkeley transcripts (mailed: 5/16):$22
    -AMCAS primary: $420 (thank god for FAP!)
    -LOR sent: TBD

    -7/12: MCAT PS section was BRUTAL. I don't even know what happened. Pure murder. One month to wait!
    -8/14: MCAT came back about as expected. Up one point in V and BS, down one in PS. Not sure where that leaves me, honestly. I'm just happy it didn't go *down*.
    9/3: First rejection: Wake Forest. And so begins the cycle again. Whee!


    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Francisco

    Applied, Rejected

    Wake Forest University

    Application Complete

    George Washington University
    New York Medical College
    University of Vermont
    University of Southern California
    University of California, Irvine
    Boston University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Northwestern University
    Temple University
    Tulane University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Georgetown University
    Stanford University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Rochester
    Loyola University Chicago
    University of California, Davis
    Rush Medical College
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Tufts University

    // Share //

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this application cycle? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this school? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.