Chemistry Department Freshman of the Year Blue Key Honors Society: President Pre-Health Society: President Sigma Phi Epsilon: many officer positions StuCo: Recognition and Leadership Exec Chair ASUM Executive Board member Member of the student activity fee board Dean's List, Honor's society, etc. Tutor fellow students in calculus series
Research- Freshman: publication doing physics/chemistry work, photocharacterizations of a new nanocrystal composite Sophomore and Junior (Fall): biochemistry work involving methamphetamine, HIV-proteins, and free radicals. both in vivo mice and in vitro experiments. Junior (Spring): physical chemistry/materials science involving room-temperature silica gel emulsions of styrene and MMA + TEM and SEM imaging
Community Service and Clinical- shadowed a pathologist for a semester, a lot of community service for the local VFW, organized a basketball tournament to support the ALS foundation, a lot of patient contact as a Patient Ambassador at our local hospital- feeding patients, helping them around, talking with them, talking with their families etc., even more community service in Blue Key and my fraternity
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Missouri University of Science and Techn
Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 517
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.68
Science GPA: 3.79
Summary of Application Experience
7/22 - Submitted to Brown for verification purposes (no external md/phd program).
7/31 - I finally submitted today. I've been back and forth on if a research career was for me. After much deliberation, I've decided that I will just apply MD and if I really miss the research I'll take a fellowship later on. I will still apply MD/PhD at a few programs that really interest me or I have personal connections to.
8/1 - Trying to keep up with secondaries. The last thing I need is to be a few weeks late on those too.