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  • User #12221

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, 39, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arkansas
  • Last Active: 03/13/2012
  • Brief Profile: -3 Years Clinical Experience as an Advanced Life Support level EMS provider
    -General & Organic Chem Lab TA
    -Basic Science Research for 1.5 years in Biochemistry
    -Clinical Research in Vascular Surgery, ongoing
    -Publications in Biochemistry pending
    -Conference presentations in Biochemistry
    -3 Summers as Health Director at children\'s camps for my alma mater overseeing all aspects of public health regulation and policy design/implementation
    -100 Hours volunteer time at local VA hospital
    -Currently enrolled graduate student in public health

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Colgate University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Institution: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Degree Obtained: PostBac
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.02
    • Science GPA: 3.08

    Summary of Application Experience

    I certainly have a very rough undergraduate GPA. I graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and an overall GPA of 2.45. After completing 2 years of post-bac work with all upper level biology and chemistry (~50hours at a 4.0) I have a 2.99 (will be 3.02 by the end of the fall semester '08) and a 3.08 BCPM. I hope the good grades during my post-bac time and my MCAT score will help me alleviate the poor grades during my undergraduate time. I also feel that I have had very good clinical experience working in EMS.

    I feel that it is most likely a bit late in the game to apply to many private schools. I would welcome any thoughts on this issue or overall comments.

    Best of luck to everyone!

    Application Timeline:

    MCAT: 08/05/08
    Submitted AMCAS: 09/05/08
    Received UAMS Supplemental: 09/07/08
    MCAT Scores Received: 09/09/08 (Very pleased! I will never take that stupid test again)
    UAMS Interview Scheduled for: 09/27/08
    AMCAS Verified: 09/22/08 (Wow! I was expecting much longer)
    UAMS Supplemental (hand-delivered): 09/23/08
    Confirmed Application was complete and delivered application update letter: 11/13/08
    Added: The Commonwealth Medical College on AMCAS: 11/17/08
    Withdrew: The Commonwealth Medical College: 01/22/09

    I was accepted at UAMS on January 21, 2009. The wait is finally over and I could not be more thrilled. I am so happy that Arkansas was willing to look past the difficulties of my early college days and see all the work I've done in the past 4 years. I wish everyone else out there the best of luck. You can do it.


    University of Arkansas

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