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  • User #16442

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Trained under Lay Midwives before completing my BS
    BS in Life and Physical Sciences, 1999
    MS in Biophysics, 2002
    PhD in Biochemistry, 2008
    Conducted research on in vivo neonatal brain metabolism and the human placenta, on epidemiology of human nutrition during pregnancy, 2000-2008
    Volunteered as Doula and personal care attendant, 1998-2008
    Volunteered at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Russia, summer 2001
    2 first author publications, 2 in press
    8 first author presentations
    recipient of various training grants and fellowships, 1999-2008
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: U of MN
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: U of MN
    • Area of Study: Engineering/Technology
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Institution: UC Berkeley
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: PhD
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.74
    • Science GPA: 3.81

    Summary of Application Experience

    Was an MSTP applicant in 2000, was rejected and went on to pursue graduate studies, always thinking about medicine and re-applying.

    Got my AMCAS verified 6/27/08, letters with the service aug 08, applied to 10 schools.

    After no interview requests and a reject from MN, I applied to 10 more schools in late oct- kind of wish I had soent the money to apply to more schools earlier...


    Louisiana State University, Shreveport
    University of California, San Diego

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Miami

    Application Complete

    University of Colorado
    University of Southern California
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Tufts University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Dartmouth College
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Stanford University
    University of Central Florida
    Wake Forest University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Duke University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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