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  • User #12504

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: EDUCATION
    ? University of California, Irvine June 2007 ? March 2008
    o Biology Extension Student: Molecular Biology, Virology, Molecular Pharmacology
    ? University of Southern California September 2003 ? May 2007
    o Bachelors of Science, Biology
    o Dean?s List: August 2005 ? May 2006
    ? University of Florida August 2003 ? May 2005
    o Dean?s List: August 2003 ? May 2004 and January 2005 ? May 2005

    ? Clinical Care Extender, Main Operating Room, St. Mary?s Hospital, Long Beach, CA, January 2008 - Present
    o Observe Surgical Procedures, Clean up and prepare operating rooms for new procedures
    ? Clinical Care Extender, Surgicenter, St. Mary?s Hospital, Long Beach, CA, November 2007 ? January 2008
    o Observe Outpatient Surgical Procedures
    ? Clinical Care Extender, Emergency Room, St. Mary?s Hospital, Long Beach, CA, August 2007 ? November 2007
    o Assist Nurses and ER Techs: EKG?s, CPR, Patient Transport, Taking Vitals, etc.
    ? Clinical Care Extender, Telemetry Unit, St. Mary?s Hospital, Long Beach, CA, May 2007 ? August 2007
    o Assist Nurses with Patient Care: CPR, Feeding, Lifting, Changing, Transporting, etc. Patients
    ? Clinical Volunteer, Intensive Care Unit, USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, September 2006 ? December 2006
    o Performed Basic Level of Patient Care (i.e. feeding and transporting patients)

    ? Classroom Volunteer, Joint Educational Project, Los Angeles, CA September 2005 ? December 2005
    o Taught weekly lessons on Environmental Issues to third grade students.
    ? Philanthropy Chairman, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Gainesville, FL August 2004 ? May 2005
    o Coordinated member involvement in charity events hosted by various campus organizations
    ? Greek Blood Drive Chair, Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Gainesville, FL, August 2004 ? May 2005
    o Coordinated and recruited member involvement in the Fall and Spring blood drives.
    o Phi Sigma Kappa won Second Place for the year with over 250 pints of blood donated.

    ? Emergency Department Technician, St. Mary?s Hospital, Long Beach, CA January 2008 - Present ~900 hours so far
    o Assist nurses with patient care. Duties include but are not limited to taking vitals, performing EKGs, CPR, etc.
    o Contact: Andy Reno 562-491-9174
    ? Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, Expediter, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, August 2007 - Present
    o Coordinate food orders on the kitchen line, ensure quality and timely delivery in a busy environment
    o Contact: Tim Reynolds, General Manager, 949-888-1100
    ? No-Fault Case Manager, Russell Law Office, Newburgh, NY, July 2001 ? August 2004
    o Prime responsibility was timely trial preparation for a case load of over 200
    o Contact: Richard Russell, esq., Owner, 845-561-2889

    ? Certified Los Angeles County EMT-1, Certification #52675
    ? AHA CPR Certified, BLS for Healthcare Providers
    ? Microsoft Office and Internet
    ? Scientific Literature Research

    ? Independent Researcher, Wrigley Marine Science Institute, Catalina Island, Los Angeles, CA, January 2007 ? May 2007 ~370 hours
    o Screening indigenous terrestrial root plants for antimicrobial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Southern California
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: UC Irvine upp-div bio - 28 units 3.96gpa
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: no
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.56
    • Science GPA: 3.47

    Summary of Application Experience

    9/25/08 - Have complete applications for almost all schools applied to for anywhere from 1 - 5 weeks for most. A few have been complete longer (i.e. NYMC). I'd hoped on hearing some interview news by this time and am considering sending letters of interest to my top choices (UCI, UCD, UCLA, USC) to try and get my app moved around in the pile, but I'm not sure if it is too early to play this card. Will keep reading on SDN for advice. The hard part is that, while I do have top choices - USC prolly no. 1 with any/all UC's tied for 2nd - I really just want to go somewhere. I am a re-applicant and this is my last usable cycle for current MCAT. I am hoping it will my my last app cycle.

    11/16/08 - Received an interview invite to UCI a couple weeks ago. Hoorayy! I've been reading that the interview is quite relaxed but am nervous because UCI is one of my top choices. This is my first ever real medical school interview so I set up a couple of mock interviews. Hopefully they will help a lot. I also received a couple more rejections and holds but am still waiting to hear on ~20 applications.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco
    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete

    Loma Linda University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Emory University
    Tulane University
    George Washington University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Michigan
    Temple University
    Dartmouth College
    SUNY Buffalo
    Johns Hopkins University
    SUNY Upstate
    Drexel University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Georgetown University
    New York Medical College
    Stanford University
    Columbia University
    University of Southern California
    Jefferson Medical College
    Wake Forest University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of California, Davis
    Albany Medical College
    University of Miami
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Vermont
    University of California, Irvine


    Saint Louis University

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