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  • User #11783

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Alaska
  • Brief Profile: Double major in biology and philosophy.

    GPA total is low but I have 100 units at 3.7 and a significant upward trend, so I stretched a little with my school choices.

    Certified Nursing Assistant, worked in OR as scrub tech and in GI endoscopy lab... very cool stuff! (18 months)
    Direct patient care clinical volunteer (200+ hours)
    Leadership experience managing local hospital's 300 student volunteer program (300+ hours)
    Emergency room student internship at local hospital
    Peer Health Educator in Women's Health (18 months)
    Paid research assistant in university's lab
    HIV research internship at Bay Area biotech company
    A little theater here and there...
    Devoted yoga-junkie (13 years)
    Waitress/Bartender (there are some really good stories there, but unfortunately they are inappropriate for med school applications)

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: UMass Amherst
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Philosophy
    • Area of Study: History/Humanities
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.32

    Summary of Application Experience

    MCAT: 5/28

    AMCAS submitted: 7/30

    AMCAS verified: 8/20

    Still filling out secondaries... I am a slow writer with a lot of tangible experience to draw upon. My strategy is quality over fast submission, but that might not be the best approach. However, I figure that because of my low GPA I will only get an interview at schools who take time to look at my entire application.


    Oregon Health & Science University
    University of Chicago
    Columbia University
    Tufts University
    University of California, Davis
    Cornell University
    Georgetown University
    University of Southern California
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Hawaii
    University of North Carolina
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Vanderbilt University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Tulane University

    Application Complete

    Boston University
    George Washington University
    Dartmouth College
    Yale University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Emory University
    University of Washington
    Harvard University
    University of Colorado

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