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  • User #11815

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Brief Profile: -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: B/B 125, C/P 125, CARS 132  
    • 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.... :)

    Application Complete

    George Washington University
    University of Illinois
    Saint Louis University
    Rush Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Creighton University
    University of Southern California
    Georgetown University
    University of Kansas


    University of Arizona

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