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  • User #11479

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Brief Profile: -Hospice Volunteer
    -Student Health Advisory Council
    -Mentor for freshman and sophomore pre-meds through AMSA
    -Research Associate for Emergency room at local hospital for 1 year
    -Volunteer for respiratory unit of same hospital for 1 year, also at another local hospital in trauma unit
    -Volunteer through the organizations I am a member of, things like blood drives, community clean ups, fundraising events like relay for life , the AIDS walk and the MS walk, etc (Red Cross club and American Medical student association, Pre med division)
    -Youth cheerleading coach, dance instructor and colorguard instructor for high school and elementary school children 2000-2004, 2007-08
    -Dean's list
    -Cancer immunotherapy research for 1 year, presented abstract to university at symposium 2004
    - breast cancer research with the Breast Cancer and the environment research center for 2 years, 2 publications 2007 and 2008
    -Volunteer at nursing homes in high school, performed at nursing homes with competitive dance group
    -National honors society historian, tutor for underclassmen and elementary students with learning problems, like ADD
    -valedictorian of high school

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Michigan State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 498
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 124, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.00
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    4/19: MCAT, did much worse than practices (23N) MCAT listed is highest in each section!
    5/20: ACCOMAS submitted
    6/20: ACCOMAS verified for CCOM, OUCOM and MSUCOM
    7/2: (my birthday) secondary from MSUCOM
    7/10: complete at MSUCOM, secondary from OUCOM
    7/16: Complete at OUCOM
    7/18: second MCAT, 1 point increase in Physical (my worst section) and 3 point DROP in verbal (my best section usually)....don't know what else to say about that, I never saw it coming :( (21Q)
    7/25: secondary from CCOM
    8/1: complete at CCOM
    8/6: verified through AACOM for PCSOM, PCOM-GA, PCOM, and WVSOM
    8/12: apparantly recieved status info from WVSOM, but I never got it!
    8/20: secondary for PCOM and PCOM-GA
    8/22: secondary for PCSOM
    9/1: Added LECOM-Erie I hadn't looked into this school much but when I did I was really interested!
    9/2: Now just waiting. I am planning to retake the MCAT in January.
    9/3: Complete at LECOM
    9/10: Placed on hold at MSUCOM for fall 08 grades! I am viewing this as a second chance to prove myself in spite of my low MCAT, yeah!
    9/15 Well, I am hoping for at least one interview this cycle! I need a chance to prove myself in spite of the MCAT...WIsh me luck
    11/3: First rejection, CCOM. Still no interviews, but I am currently being reviewed at LECOM and PCSOM, I am keeping my fingers crossed. After all, it only takes 1 to say yes!

    ACCEPTED into MSUCOM on January 14th! I am going to be a doctor!!!!!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Chicago College of Mid. University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Ohio University
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    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
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    Lake Erie College - Erie


    Michigan State University (DO)

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