Proselyting Mission 2002-2004: Served in Stockholm, Sweden. Learned Swedish.
Community Theatre and Choral Performances: Various times from 2002-2005 (before and after mission)
Audio Technician: Summer 2004
Elder\'s Quorum Presidency Member: Church leadership position. Three different times between 2004-present.
Instructor/Direct Care Staff for Adults with Disabilities: Employed by TURN Communittee Services from 2004-2006. Assisted over 100 individuals at more than 20 programs during time there.
Human Anatomy Laboratory Instructor: Taught Human Anatomy Laboratory Section during 2005-2006 year.
Operating Room Core Tech/Clinical Laboratory Assistant: March to August 2006- I worked at McKay Dee Hospital in the Operating Room Core and fetched instruments for scrub techs. August to November 2006- I moved down to the Laboratory at McKay Dee Hospital and processed laboratory specimens. Clinical Laboratory Sciences is my major, so this was to get a little experience before I got a job as a lab tech.
Choir Accompanist/Organist: I play for my congregation during Sunday meetings.
CLS 2nd Year Representative: I attended the College of Health Professions area council meetings. Helped plan some service activities like collecting items to give to the Women\'s Center in Ogden. Also helped plan a social event where CLS students from Weber State, U of U, and BYU attended.
Volunteer Piano Teacher: I teach local kids in the area for one or two hours a week.
Medical Laboratory Technician: I have worked for the University of Utah Health Center since November 2006 at the Central Laboratory. I run tests on patient samples, and help out at the phlebotomy desk.
Relay for Life Entertainment Chair: In Spring 2007, I was responsible for the entertainment and activities at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Weber State University. We had some good bands, and even skydivers. It was great!
Undergraduate Research: \'Mechanisms of Resistance for Streptococcus pyogenes in Northern Utah.\' Accepted for publication in the National Conference for Undergraduate Research Proceedings. It will come out in September.
Tutor: Tutored O Chem, and Biology during Fall of 2007.
National Student Honor Award: Received this award from the American Society for Clinical Pathology for academic acheivement and leadership activities. I was nominated by professors from the CLS department.
Doctor Shadowing: 40 hours.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: Weber State University
Undergraduate Area of study: Nursing/Pharmacy/Medical Technology
Total MCAT SCORE: 517
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.98
Science GPA: 3.98
Summary of Application Experience
05/20/2008 Just created profile. The schools listed are those I think I'll apply to. I will probably add some, because I just got my MCAT's yesterday (what happened with the writting? AGGGHH!) and need to figure out where I have a shot.
06/25/2008 I submitted my AMCAS application. I think that it may take a week for it to be verified and sent forward to the medical schools. It took longer than I thought it would to polish my personal statement and my activity descriptions. I applied to nine schools, but I plan on adding more.
6/27/08 I received email notifications from two schools (USUHS, and Wash U) that I can start filling out their secondaries.
7/14/08 Verified by AMCAS today!
10/19/2008 I'm sitting in the Columbus, Ohio airport. Tomorrow is probably going to be my final interview. As of now, I've been accepted at USUHS and UVa. I'm going to be a doctor!! I had no idea that I'd be accepted this early, and it feels great. The schools that I may consider over UVa are my state school (University of Utah) and Pittsburgh. Here is a short summary of how things went:
I got secondaries from all the schools I applied to. I received most of them in July and August. I submitted all of them except for Rosalind Franklin and Oregon. I decided not to submit to Oregon because I would probably not have the greatest chance as an OOS applicant (as I was advised in a post below and numerous other people).
The Rosalind Franklin secondary was a pdf file that you had to type into, couldn't save, and couldn't copy/paste your info into because each line was its own text box!!!! Whose bright idea was that?! I decided that I would wait on how my other applications went before I tried to tackle that monster, but now I don't think I will submit it (because I'm going to be a doctor, did I mention that? I don't think I'll get sick of telling myself that).
10/29/2008 I got into Pittsburgh!!! I was anticipating a waitlist decision, and I got an acceptance letter!!!! This is great! My brother-in-law went to the MSTP at Pitt and loved it so I am very excited. I almost regret not applying to MSTP's but I can still do some research in med school anyway. My main desire is to be a clinician so it will all work out I think.