Volunteer on a first aid squad since high school, treasurer of wrestling club freshman and sophomore year, president for part of junior year. member of ultimate frisbee club/team for freshman/sophomore years. Dean\'s list 5/6 semesters, one week externships in orthopaedic surgery and emergency medicine, tour guide for just over a year, peer tutor in chemistry for 2 years. treasurer of my fraternity, founder and president of the baking club, and research experience for two summers.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Lafayette College
Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
Total MCAT SCORE: 514
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.62
Science GPA: 3.58
Summary of Application Experience
6/30/09 Completing application 7/16/09 Submitted AMCAS Receiving and completing secondaries, doing some essays in advance
Taking that cross country road trip put me a little farther behind than I had hoped. I considered hiding this, but I don\'t mind breaking the veil of secrecy surrounding the medical school application process. Conversations can become so incredibly awkward. Good luck to the rest of the Lafayette applicants, hopefully we\'ll all have something to celebrate in the spring.
Well, the process is almost over. Here\'s what I\'ve learned: Submit early. I seriously feel that I sabotaged my application by submitting my AMCAS in mid-July. The medical school you go to is much less important professionally than where you do your residency. You can get into any residency from any program if you do well enough in medical school, so don\'t discount the debt factor.
I stopped begging Columbia to let me in after a month and a half. I wasn\'t completely convinced that they deserved such groveling. In any event, I\'m at NJMS and I think it will work out well. My final advice: don\'t stress over which school you go to. Just do your best and nail the residency of your dreams. We\'ll see how that works out for me in a few years. Good luck to all the future applicants, it\'s a nasty process
Summary of Experience:
Very surprising, students seem happy, program sounds ideal. St. Louis is nice too. Not too disappointed about the rejection though, accepting people like me would have brought down their statistics.