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  • User #10735

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 05/22/2010
  • Brief Profile: 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: B/B 125, C/P 122, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.52
    • Science GPA: 3.55

    Summary of Application Experience

    Round 2
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    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.

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    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

    Applied, Rejected

    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete

    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Lake Erie College - Erie

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