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  • sassilysweet

  • Application cycles: 07/20/2009
  • Demographics: Female, 40, Caucasian
  • Home state: Minnesota
  • Last Active: 08/30/2012
  • Brief Profile: AMCAS
    Undergraduate GPA: Cum --Fr 3.32 --So 3.26 --Jr 3.47 --Sr 3.88
    PostBacc BCPM: 3.44 AO: 3.83 Tot: 3.50
    CUM UG total: 3.50 Cum BCPM UG: 3.29 Cum AO UG: 3.83

    *National Student Board position in a professional society
    *State Student Chair for professional society
    *B.S. in Clinical Lab Science, which includes rotations in hospital labs and training in phlebotomy, etc. Will be certified in Dec/Jan
    *3.5 years as a surgical assistant post-B.A.
    *Started donation program for pediatric surg. patients, wrote grant request, recv\'d grant for program
    *Various hospital volunteering since age of 10
    *Worked half/full-time throughout almost entire collegiate career
    *Independent-study research
    *Study abroad
    *Student activities intern for 2+ years
    *Prehealth professions member, 4 yrs
    *Sorority member, scholarship chair
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/20/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of St. Thomas
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: University of Minnesota
    • Area of Study: Nursing/Pharmacy/Medical Technology
    • Degree Obtained: B.S.
    • Institution: University of St. Thomas
    • Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: B.A.
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience


    Sent update letters to all the schools that I thought would accept them (so basically everyone except Albany). Sent a post-interview update to U of MN. Was thinking about saving it in case I was waitlisted, but who knows maybe a little bump will get me accepted right away ;0) I am sure in the next few months I will have other updates that I could send in (i.e. pass certification exam). I don\'t know if any of the letters will help convince the schools to give me an interview, but I figured it could not hurt, and remind them of my file. I also moved all of my previous updates to the \"blog\" section.

    Started my new job yesterday! Yay for having a paycheck again! I am now a clinical laboratory scientist at the University hospital in the Acute Care Lab. I will work full-time (4 ten hour shifts), the first three hours drawing blood (venipuncture and line draws) and then in clinical chemistry (for the most part) running CBasics, troponins, HCGs, etc. I will also rotate through urinalysis, coag, and hopefully hematology. So basically I will be amassing massive amounts of paid clinical hours while performing testing that I will one day be ordering ^_^

    ACCEPTED TO U OF M!! YAY! This is the one school I applied to multiple times, so glad this finally worked out....And so glad we can finally start planning for next year. Now I don\'t have to worry about my husband having to live in a different state to find a job. Super relief, amazingly happy right now.

    Happy Valentine\'s Day! We were preapproved for a mortgage this week, so I will definitely be attending U of M this fall. We are going to find a realtor this week and hopefully get cracking on house-hunting by the end of the month ^_^
    It is amazing after all this time to be accepted to the one school I had wanted to attend for a number of years, especially after bracing myself for being passed over again. We get to stay near friends and family, so I will have a great support system. I am really happy and excited to plan for the next four years.

    We close on our house today! Painting this weekend and moving in on Sunday. Picking up our new puppy next Thursday ^_^
    On the school front, revisit day is coming up and I am going to meet future classmates and see my college roommate who now lives in WI. Waiting to hear back about financial aid, from different sources I have heard that nothing will be decided/awarded until end of April or later.

    All moved in & getting settled in the house with the new puppy. Love it all!
    Called the U\'s financial aid office to get an estimate since the final numbers won\'t be out until June. Happy surprise--I am getting a $7500 scholarship for fall/spring semester!! YAY! I am sure it is need-based but that is still amazing, since tuition appears to be set ~$22000 for fall/spring. I haven\'t gotten all the numbers but I am happy just finding out that part of it.

    Applied, Rejected

    West Virginia University
    University of Hawaii

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of New England
    Michigan State University (DO)
    University of South Carolina
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia

    Application Complete

    Loyola University Chicago
    Jefferson Medical College
    George Washington University
    Drexel University
    New York Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Tulane University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Vermont
    Temple University
    Boston University
    Michigan State University
    Creighton University
    Georgetown University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Wake Forest University
    Albany Medical College
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of North Dakota
    University of Central Florida
    Rush Medical College
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Colorado


    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    The Commonwealth Medical College

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