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  • User #11489

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Utah
  • Brief Profile: -Research, research, research. 6 publications
    -Volunteer feeding patients in burn unit
    -Scout Master
    -Nursing homes and assisted living centers
    -Worked and put myself through school
    -Married with kids
    -two year mission in Brazil (yes, I speak fluent Portuguese)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: Masters Degree in Biochemistry
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 500
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 124, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    I changed from PhD to masters because the research was too far from having any real world affect on humanity. Sound cliche? I don't care, it's the truth. I left computer science, where I made good money, and went into science because I felt that I might be able to make a difference. The sad truth is that many basic science researchers use buzz words (i.e. cancer, obesity, etc...) to get funding, but making medically relevant discoveries isn't a priority. So, medicine here I come, to the land where I can make a difference in the people I serve.

    I decided five months ago, studied and took the MCAT, and have turned in applications. The MCAT was a tragedy. I was scoring in the 30's on Kaplan practice tests and squeaked out a 25S-not what I was shooting for. I haven't take O-Chem yet, and haven't had physics in 7 years, that probably hurt me. :)

    Anyway, it's been a fast, but arduous journey. I don't like the waiting game, and that's what I'm doing now. So be it.


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