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  • User #16868

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Brief Profile: Work:
    - Tutor of chemistry, biology and physics for 3 years.
    - Worked in a math/science help center for 2 years.
    - Taught a discussion of organic chemistry (Structured Learning Assistance - like a TA)
    - Some random part-time jobs that weren't applicable...(was also paid to do research for 2 summers)

    - Volunteered at 2 hospitals ~3 months each (~3-8 hours/week)
    - Shadowed in a week-long program at local hospitals (~40 hours)
    - Shadowed 2 ophthalmologists and an OB/GYN (1 day each)
    - Many experiences with a mother and sister who both have a genetic eye disease, and being involved in their treatment process (cornea transplants, stem cell transplant, etc).

    - Worked on a research project in molecular biology for 1 year ('06-'07) studying how different microbial loads in tree swallows affect their return rates and survivorship.
    - Worked on another research project in organic chemistry for 1 year ('07-'08) working to synthesize compounds that could be potential antibiotics (specifically against MRSA).
    - Worked on a third research project for a year ('08-'09) in biochemistry studying the regulation of a group of proteins that controls actin polymerization in cells. I was also awarded a grant through my school (Student Summer Scholars) to work full-time in the summer of 2008 on this project.
    - Participated in Student Scholarship Day poster presentation

    - Honors College member
    - Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    - Deans list every semester
    - Named Outstanding Student in the Honors College

    - Served on the Honors College Student Council executive board 2 years (treasurer and chair)
    - Nominated to serve on the National Collegiate Honors Council
    - Participated in Alternative Spring Breaks (Disaster relief from Hurricane Ivan)
    - Volunteered as a new student orientation (Transitions) leader 2 years (1 week each year)
    - Member of my school's Concert Band (2 years)and involved in the clarinet studio for 1 year (taking lessons, etc).
    - Some random volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Grand Valley State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 127, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.98
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University
    Northwestern University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Johns Hopkins University
    Mayo Medical School


    Wayne State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Ohio State University
    Michigan State University
    University of Michigan

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