I'm a Bio major with a minor in Fine Arts. My family is planning to move to Florida, so I guess I'll have a better chance there once they're the state residence. I'm planning to apply after I graduate. There's nothing really outstanding about my app...so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
GPA: +Freshmen: Summer (6 credits): 2.85 Fall (13 crd): 2.31 Spring (13 crd): 1.62 +Sophomore: Summer (3 crd): 3.3 Fall (14 crd): 2.83 Spring (14 crd): 3.29 +Junior: Summer (9 credits): 3.9 Fall (13 crd): 3.55 Spring (19 crd): 3.69
As you can see...There's an upward trend but it's kind of too late. I started picking it up after my sophomore year. Oh well...
Clinical Exp: +Volunteering at a state free clinic (200+ hrs) +Shadowed a surgeon (10+ hrs) +Shadowed another surgeon (15+ hrs)
Professional Exp: +Helping my parents business since high school - handle payroll, manage purchasing and inventory, receptionist (7 years) +Tutor middle school and elementary school students with math and reading (1 year)
EC & Non-clinical Volunteer: +Vice President of an Asian organization (2 years) +Volunteered at a senior center (2 years) +Soccer - Intramural (3 years)- member of an Indoor Sports Center (6 years) +Research assistant - on peptide/enzyme for anti-HIV/anti-cancer (summer and will continue in my senior year)
Distinctions: +Dean's List +Had my arts displayed at a gallery +Went to the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management conference.
I don't know that many DO schools right now. I'll update this list when I take my MCAT.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2010
Undergraduate college: University of Rhode Island
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences