Volunteer ---Habitat for Humanity (6x) ---Cleaned a local park (10 hrs) ---Guard at religious shrine (15 hrs) ---Coached mentally disabled children in soccer (40 hrs) ---Volunteer at Millcreek Community Hospital (~75 hrs)
EC\'s and Leadership ---6 week research internship extended to an 18 week internship ---Undergraduate Research in Protein Trafficking (15-20 hours/week x 1.5 years) ---Secretary and Historian of pre-med club ---Supervisor at on-campus dining hall (10-15 hours/week x 3 years)
Awards ---Dean\' List past final five semesters -Good upward trend GPA-3.25 first 3 sem, Final 5 sems 3.69 ---Academic Competitiveness Grant ---Sigma Xi Conference First Place Poster for Undergraduate Research ---Undergraduate Research Grant ---Supervisor of the Month ---Extension of 6 week internship into an 18 week internship at an oncology practice
Clinical Hours ---Shadowed DO Family Physician (1 day) ---Shadowed Multiple MD Oncologists (5 days) ---Shadowed DO Oncologist (1 day) -Internship was in an oncology practice ---Volunteer in Millcreek Hospital and Millcreek Manor
Work Experience ---Cheesemaker, Deli, Cashier, Stocker, Food Prep at an Italian Specialty Store- South Philly (02-07) ---Supervisor, Grill Cook, \'Wok\' Cook, Dishroom Attendant, Food Prep, Caterer, Pizza Maker, Line Server (05-Present) ---Undergraduate Research Summer Grant- I was paid to research so I guess it goes here, too. ---Internship- Research internship that was extended -----Multiple publications upcoming from this internship
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Penn State Erie
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 498
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.52
Science GPA: 3.55
Summary of Application Experience
Round 2 ------------ Last year was tough as I was WL at LECOM and PCOM, but I was grateful to get an interview at the very least. I have an extremely low MCAT. I cannot even begin to explain the VR as I write scientific papers for a living in my year off. The PS is because I lost everything I learned two years before, not an excuse. I was too confident as well and did not study enough. I am in a Kaplan course this year, so wish me luck.
I had an interesting application season last year as my DO didn\'t send his letter in until January. It was a miscommunication that left me saying \"what if?\". I am complete a full 3 and a half months earlier this year, but I still applied late (10/6 for the secondary). I am hoping for some love from the schools that WLed me last year.
PCOM lost my LOR\'s from my undergrad which sets me back a week or two, but the admissions guy is really helpful so hopefully as soon as they get them I will be complete.
-------------------------------------------------- I retook my MCAT this year and got my VR up 2 points to a 9.
Interview invite at LECOM-Erie for 4/29
Accepted LECOM Class of 2014 off the waitlist 5/19/2010