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  • medulla

  • Application cycles: 06/13/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 36, South Asian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Last Active: 09/09/2009
  • Brief Profile: Cell, Molecular Biology, Political Science Double Major

    1: University Hospital Volunter: 2.5 years and 2 hours/week
    -Escorted patients to surgical waiting room
    -Transported patients in the ER and provided food
    -Signed patients into pre-Surgery prep room

    2: Life Sciences Institute Research Assistant: 1 year, 6 hours/week
    -Learned lab techniques
    -Studied the enzyme kinetics responsible for making novel anti-cancer peptides
    -A lot of other cool stuff

    3: Chairman of Alliance for World AIDS Relief and Education (AWARE): 2 years, 4 hours/week
    -Funded $4000 social research project to study the spread of HIV/AIDS via network analysis in South Africa
    -Funded a $1000 project to provide school supplies to children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa
    -Trained new AWARE members for future leadership positions
    -Planned and held many educational campus events and fundraisers

    4: Communications Director for Students for Barack Obama: 1 year, 15 hours/week
    -Developed a statewide editorial campaign for Michigan
    -Recruited and trained 14 campus communications coordinators
    -Worked with other state leaders to boost Students for Obama membership
    -Recruited volunteers to get ready for the general election campaign

    5: Field Organizer for Obama Campaign: 4 months, 120 hours/week
    -Led day to day ground operations in Livingston County
    -Recruited the largest volunteer base in the state of Michigan
    -Won historically conservative cities for Obama
    -Trained local community leaders in organizing
    -Built coalitons among minority groups and the Democratic party

    6: Research Assistant for Integrative Physiology lab: 1 years, 8 hours/week
    -Genotyped mice
    -Did western blots and PCR to identify proteins and genes of interest
    -Worked on project studying the role of PPAR-gamma in diabetes and heart disease

    7: HIV/AIDS Intern for Marie Stopes Society: 3 months, 40 hours/week
    -Developed an HIV/AIDS educational booklet for the urban poor in Karachi, Pakistan
    -Helped doctors deal with patients in the clinic
    -Educated patients about STDs
    -Presented a HIV related project to city leaders

    8: Grassroots Committee Chair, Sadaqa Social Justice Network: 4 months, 5 hours/week
    -Built coalitions among humanitarian organizations on campus
    -Planned major events
    -Recruited new Sadaqa members

    9: Council Rep for Inter-Humanitarians Council: 2 years, 2 hours/week
    -Planned major events for the IHC
    -Helped the IHC recruit speakers
    -Brought in medically relevant orgs into IHC

    10: Opinion Writer for the Michigan Daily: 2 years, 1 hour/week
    -Wrote columns on political and medical news

    11: Poster Presentation for Enzyme Kinetics Project

    12: Nursing Home Volunteer: 3 months, 2 hours/week
    -Provided company to the elderly
    -Organized and led bingo events

    13: Pledge Canvass Coordinator for Organizing for America: March 2009
    -Planned OFA\'s first canvass drive in Michigan, related to health reform!

    14: Mid-Michigan Physicians File Clerk: 2 months, 40 hours/week
    -Boring filing stuff
    -Accepted patient phone calls regarding lab results, actually cool

    15: White House Liaison Office Executive Internship: Present job, 40+ hours/week
    -Meet with Senators and Congressmen regarding health reform
    -Other stuff, said too much maybe!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/13/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Michgan
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.43
    • Science GPA: 3.15

    Summary of Application Experience

    9/9/09: Nervous as I have ever been! I have 3 interviews so far, and would like to get more! Columbia is the dream! I pray every day for an interview invite


    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete

    Cornell University
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Harvard University
    University of Michigan
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Chicago
    Columbia University
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    Northwestern University
    University of Wisconsin
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    Michigan State University
    New York University
    Rush Medical College
    Drexel University
    Case Western Reserve University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Indiana University
    University of Washington
    Wayne State University

    Invited for Interview

    Brown University
    University of Vermont
    Tulane University

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