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
Area of Study: History/Humanities
Total MCAT SCORE: 514
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.40
Science GPA: 3.32
Summary of Application Experience
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.