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  • User #16747

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Female, South Asian
  • Home state: Florida
  • Brief Profile: Research Scholar, Multidisciplinary International Research Training Program (June 2009) (-anticipated)

    Research Scholar, Department of Health Education and Behavior, Gainesville, FL (April 18, 2008-present)
    -Assessed risk behavior tendencies among acculturated Asian college students under the mentorship of Dr. Virginia Dodd of the College of Health and Human Performances
    -Designed and submitted an IRB protocol for a research questionnaire to assess relationship between acculturation and risk behaviors

    Study Abroad Scholar, Mahidol University International College, Thailand (Spring ,2007)

    Research presenter, University of North Texas Research Conference, University of North Texas, Denton, TX (February 19-22, 2009) (-anticipated)

    Research presenter, Southwest Rocky Mountain Ronald E. McNair Research Conference University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (October 1-4, 2008)
    -Presented behavioral health research ?Assessing the relationship between acculturation and risk behaviors among Asian college students? in an academic setting
    -Acquired public speaking experience with more 200 audience members
    -Gained feedback on research from peers and faculty members
    -Engaged in dialogue with faculty in pertinent fields of research
    -Learned about current trends in field of research

    Intern, Recurso, Gainesville, FL (Summer 2008)
    -Helped to create a National Chapter for the local University of Florida chapter
    -Provide resources for students interested in international volunteer services

    Scholar, Summer Medical and Dental Education Programs Columbia University, New York City, NY (Summer 2007)
    -Gained clinical exposure to various medical specialties including emergency medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, and pediatrics
    -Developed learning, research, and career development skills
    -Learned to utilize scholarly search engines such as PubMed

    Intern, ChoRay Hospital, Saigon, VN (Summer 2007)
    -Interned in Emergency Medicine department
    -Learned about various region-specific illnesses, such as malaria and tuberculosis, and other health disparities
    -Acquired medical skills such as evaluating patients using the Glasgow Coma Scale, suturing, interpreting x-rays and EKG, and measuring blood pressure

    Aesthetician, Nails N Joy, Jacksonville, FL (October 2004- present)
    -Established valuable interpersonal skills through interactions with various clients
    -Recognized the importance of maintaining a rapport with customers
    -Acquired various business skills such as inventory control and basic accounting

    Florida Alternative Break? International Poverty and Development, Guatemala (Spring 2009) (-anticipated)

    Volunteer, Camp Boggy Creek, Cassia, FL (January 9-11, 2009)
    -Activity Pal
    -Engaged in woodshop activities with campers
    -Promote positive environment with campers

    Volunteer, Medical Mission Trip Las Delicias, El Salvador (December 27, 2008- January 4, 2009)
    -Educated locals on the importance of clean water- usage
    - Distributed water filters to local community

    Volunteer, TopSoccer! Gainesville, FL (September 2008 ? present)
    -Participate in soccer with physically handicapped children
    -Provide positive mentoring for handicapped youths
    -Helped handicapped children acquire better motor skills

    Volunteer, Nemours Children?s Clinic, Jacksonville, FL (May 2006- present)
    -Helped provide annual free sports physicals for students
    -Helped distribute gifts and holiday cheers to the needy through Project Joy

    Member, Vietnamese Student Organization (VSO), Gainesville, FL (August 2005-present)
    -Participated in cultural dances for the Asian American Student Union Assembly at the University of Florida
    -Cooked pho for fundraiser charity for Vietnamese victims of landmines and other war remnants

    Member, Health Educated Asian Leaders (HEAL), Gainesville, FL (August 2005-April 2008)
    -Participated in charity events such as Light the Night Cancer Walk to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
    -Baked meals for the local Ronald McDonald House
    -Promoted awareness of careers in medicine among minority students with annual Pre- health Panel
    -Mentored underclassmen interested in health-care

    Director of Internal Affairs, Health Educated Asian Leaders, (HEAL), Gainesville, FL (May 2008 ?present)
    -Provide networks with other organizations to promote club
    -Cooperate with other clubs to organize social and volunteering opportunities
    -Coordinated annual Pre-health Panel which provides insights on professional schools for undergraduates
    - Initiated the first Fall Pre-health Panel with current professional students as guest speakers
    - Prepared an educational presentation on healthcare in different languages for the Asian American Student Union Language Workshop

    Coordinator, Medical Mission Trip, Las Delicias, El Salvador
    -Initiated Medical Mission Trip by making contacts with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children
    -Provided a venue for interested students to recognize healthcare disparities in developing countries
    -Responsible for the financial aspect of the trip including fundraising, purchasing of airfare, transportation, etc
    -Created contacts with local businesses to acquire donations
    - Organize fundraisers, such as carwash, movie night, ushering, to support mission trip


    Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Research Award (April 18, 2008)
    Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipient (November 22, 2006)
    Freeman-Asia International Scholarship recipient (December 11, 2006)
    Florida Alternative Break (selected participant) (October 27, 2008)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Florida
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Agriculture/Earth Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 0.00
    • Science GPA: 0.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    just documenting what i have so far. I don t know my bcpm gpa yet( I know it will be ridiculously low, sub-3.0) but will find out soon.


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