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  • User #11288

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Brief Profile: -Received Gold Medal for top graduating average in the faculty of Science for my undergrad
    -Numerous independent research projects completed during undergrad (Behavioural Neuroscience)
    -MSc. In Neuroscience with 2 high level journal pubs (1 first author, 1 2nd of 3), with a third ready for submission (update -now in print), plus conference abstracts and presentation awards
    -I have spent just over 2 years of my life backpacking independently and VERY cheaply through 33, mostly 3rd world, countries(not sure if that will help or hurt)
    -Lots of volunteer work, including 2 months at a rural health clinic in Peru. That's my only clinical volunteering though.
    -Applying for 2009 as I couldn't find time to study for MCAT while preparing for an August thesis defense
    -Lots of club officer positions and stuff like that
    -Plan to work in the health field during the next year while I wait (update - ended up teaching high school students instead)
    -Yukon resident, which means I count as in-province for both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Lethbridge
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: MSc. Neuroscience
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: 2007
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    What a long, expensive and stressful process. Glad I don't have to do it again. :-)


    University of British Columbia


    University of Alberta
    University of Saskatchewan
    University of Calgary

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