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  • User #17548

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Alabama
  • Last Active: 04/10/2010
  • Brief Profile: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    - Lab 1: Psych; 2 years, thesis, first pub + conference + second paper to be published soon (hopefully)
    - Lab 2: Neuro; ~ 1 year (still going on), thesis, 1 poster + pub at end of year
    - Lab 3: Cardio; just started, full time, organizing & delegating (after my training i.e.), writing grants, etc. - 2 posters thus far, more coming up
    - peer reviewer for a journal


    CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
    - shadowed a doctor for 4 weeks full-time (> 160 hours)
    - assisted in minor procedures and diagnoses
    - took medical histories
    - did minor wound treatments on my own
    - made stitches
    - helped refill an intrathecal morphine pump
    - electrophysiology
    - Doppler sonography
    - attended a neurological conference

    VOLUNTEER / OTHER EXPERIENCE
    - peer tutor for three courses throughout undergrad
    - some volunteer work for charities (not that much though)
    - former varsity athlete (that was in high school though, but played that sport 5 days a week since I was 6, so that\'s still a significant part of my life); won state finals, 8th at national finals.

    AWARDS / LANGUAGES / WHATEVER\'S LEFT
    - knowledge of four languages (2x fluent, 1 x intermediate, 1x basic)
    - academic awards from my home state
    - honoured by hometown for athletic achievements

    PUBLICATIONS / POSTERS / CONFERENCES
    - 1 second author pub + another 2nd author pub currently going out
    - currently working on my 3rd 2nd author pub
    - 1 conference presentation as first author
    - 1 conference presentation as second author
    ~ 15 accepted abstracts in total

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: McGill University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.86
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    screwed up PS on the MCAT :-( Hope I\'ll be moderately competitive somewhere nevertheless

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Connecticut

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Dalhousie University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Pennsylvania
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Jefferson Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Emory University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    McGill University

    Accepted

    Michigan State University (DO)

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