I've been a volunteer at Rush University Medical Center since April 2007...I have 200+ hours there and going. Heavy patient contact (I do patient discharges)
Active member of AMSA. I also serve on the executive board as the historian.
Physician shadowing: 40 hours. I have shadowed an Infectious Disease specialist, a neurologist, a cardiologist, and an orthopedic surgeon.
I volunteer with the University Ministry; I serve as the cantor for masses on Sunday and am also a part of the church choir.
In August I went to Honduras for a week with some members from AMSA on a volunteer trip with the global medical brigade. It was an incredible experience and we saw and treated 1,286 patients. Woot! I'm going back in January
I'm a very active musician...I play piano, clarinet, and guitar, and I try to perform wherever I can. I write songs/lyrics as well.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: Loyola University Chicago
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 511
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.95
Science GPA: 3.98
Summary of Application Experience
Two rejections from like waaay high tier schools...to be expected (probably will get rejected from Northwestern, too). Here's hoping for interviews from the rest!!! :)
Okay, it's been a while, but a LOT has happened! 4 interviews, one more coming up, one wait-list (SIU), and three acceptances (Loyola, Iowa, and Rosalind Franklin), so wooohooo!!! I'M GOING TO BE A DOCTOR!!! I don't know where I want to go, though. So far, it's between Iowa and Loyola, and man it's going to be a tough choice!!!
Another update...I've officially heard from everywhere now. 5 acceptances, 1 waitlist, 1 withdraw after secondary, and 5 rejections. I've eliminated U Iowa, Rosalind Franklin, and UIC (I didn't get into the Chicago campus) from the final roster, so it's now down to Loyola and Med. College of Wisconsin...boy this is a tough (but awesome) choice!
Application Complete, Rejected
University of Chicago
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
I was hoping for an interview....wishful thinking though!