-medical service trip to El Salvador with Medical Hands for Healing in October 2008 as a pre/post op volunteer and translator -office assistant at Arizona Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists -volunteer/ nursing assistant at Neighborhood Christian Clinic, Phoenix -4 years neuroscience research at University of Arizona -published in Journal of Neural Transmission 2008 -clinical/research assistant in child psychiatry at UMC, 2 years -volunteer in radiation oncology at UMC, 6 months -volunteer in pediatrics at TMC, 7 months -research assistant for Systems of Care Evaluation (federally-funded program for youth with mental health issues), 1 year -community service: Amor Ministries (house building in Mexico), Cragin Elementary, Ronald McDonald House, Sabino Canyon Rehabilitation -Phi Beta Kappa -graduated Summa cum laude, with Honors -2 scholarships for undergraduate education -classical dancer: jazz, ballet, modern -teen bible study leader
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: University of Arizona
Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 509
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.90
Science GPA: 3.70
Summary of Application Experience
Reapplicant from the 2008 cycle. Applied to 15 schools last year, interviewed at UA only, waitlisted at Tucson, no acceptances. The feedback I received from schools was that I had an overall great application, just needed to improve my MCAT score to make me more competitive.
I am feeling very confident this year--improved my MCAT by 4 points (26 to 30), still have a great GPA, very strong clinical and research experiences, and great LORs. My interviews at UA Phoenix and Tucson both went exceptionally well---I think it may be my year!
Getting a little worried that I haven't heard from more schools re: interviews. But I am enjoying a fun, non-hectic schedule for the first time in a long time and am cherishing every moment spent with my husband as we settle into newlywed life.
**UPDATE 1/23/09** I am accepted at UA-Tucson!!! Couldn't be any happier!! **UPDATE 2/9/09** I am accepted at UA-Phoenix!! Yahoo! Now it's decision time...
**UPDATE 2/23/09** It's official! I have decided to attend the Tucson Campus! Medical school here I come.... :)
George Washington University
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: 07/31/2008
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
current status: on hold as of 12/19