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  • User #18040

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Female, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: Alabama
  • Last Active: 10/07/2014
  • Brief Profile: Extracurriculars
    - Athletic scholarship, competed at NCAA Div II for four years of undergrad
    - Wind ensemble and jazz band

    Awards
    - regional award for leadership and sportsmanship
    - award from school for leadership and excellence in academics and Christian character
    - named to all-conference team every year
    - honors scholarships for four years for GPA over 3.5
    - Dean's List

    Medical/volunteer experience
    - 300+ hrs hospital volunteering, working with terminally ill patients
    - shadowed in ER and OMM clinic
    - medical mission trip to Mexico

    Research
    - presentation of study at a regional scientific meeting
    - other research but no publications (yet)

    Other interests/activities
    - hiking, camping, ballroom dancing, music (play piano and sax), archery, photography, languages, painting, reading, etc.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.70
    • Science GPA: 3.66

    Summary of Application Experience

    August 2008 - Took the MCAT for the second time. Really disappointed that my score dropped. I was recovering from surgery but still felt I could put in an honest effort and raise my score.

    Last year (2008-2009 cycle) I didn't realize how early you could submit applications and although I met the deadlines, AACOMAS sat on my application because they lost a transcript. By the time I sent another transcript and they shipped off my application, I had missed a number of deadlines. It was probably too late anyway because many of the schools I applied to have rolling admissions systems. I got an interview at Touro-NY and was waitlisted. I learned my lesson so this year I am applying early to both DO and MD schools. Not applying to Touro-NY this time around. Wasn't thrilled with the location, not that impressed with the school. One interviewer was pretty aggressive and hostile.

    June 15/09 Submitted AACOMAS - 10 DO schools
    July 15/09 AACOMAS application verified
    July 22/09 Secondary from CCOM and LMU
    July 23/09 Secondary from AZCOM and PCCOM
    July 24/09 Secondary from NOVA
    July 28/09 Secondary submitted for CCOM
    Interfolio LORs sent for CCOM, AZCOM, and LMU
    July 29/09 Secondary submitted for AZCOM
    July 31/09 AMCAS submitted - 3 MD schools
    Aug 4/09 CCOM complete
    Aug 5/09 Secondary for ATSU-KCOM submitted
    Aug 11/09 ATSU-KCOM complete
    Aug 18/09 Interview invitation from ATSU-KCOM - Scheduled for Oct. 1st
    Aug 21/09 Mailed applications for PCOM-GA, PCOM, LMU-DCOM, WU-COMP, and PCCOM
    Aug 24/09 AMCAS application complete
    Aug 25/09 Creighton Secondary received
    Aug 27/09 Creighton Secondary submitted
    Sept 01/09 Interview invitation for Midwestern AZCOM - Scheduled for Sept. 24
    Application complete, Creighton University School of Medicine
    Sept 02/09 Pikeville College application complete
    Sept 24/09 Interview at AZCOM
    Oct 01/09 Interview at KCOM
    Oct 02/09 Acceptance from AZCOM
    Oct 03/09 Open House at Creighton
    Oct 07/09 Acceptance from KCOM and scholarship offer ($10 000)
    Oct 17/09 Interview invite from WesternU/COMP for Oct 24/09 - considering withdrawing all other apps
    Oct 21/09 Withdrew applications from all other schools
    Nov 26/09 Accepted AZCOM offer of admission; paid deposit. Declined KCOM's offer of admission

    Applied, Rejected

    Edward Via Virginia College

    Applied, Withdrew

    Howard University
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Nova Southeastern University
    Lincoln Memorial University
    Pikeville College
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Creighton University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Western University of Health Sciences

    Accepted

    A.T. Still University - Kirksville
    Arizona College of Mid. University

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