- Helped start a group on campus that resulted in over 1,000 high school students getting a comprehensive health education
- Student gov\'t health rep
-TONS of music...tons. Tons.
-nursing home physical therapy
-autistic center volunteer
-hospital research (full time job) for year off
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/03/2009
Undergraduate college: top 15
Total MCAT SCORE: 472
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 1.00
Science GPA: 1.00
Summary of Application Experience
10/15 GWU & Buffalo acceptances. This is the day I have been waiting for :)
10/16 In-state love-- & I think I\'m done! I really liked UConn and it just makes sense for me to go home.
Advice to future applicants:
1. Do apply early, I think this really helped me. I made myself return all secondaries within 48ish hours of receiving them (I worked out all the essays in advance based on the previous year\'s secondary questions and then just fine tuned everything). If nothing else, getting an acceptance by october 15th will take a lot off your shoulders.
2. Do learn how to brag and spin (honestly) your experiences for interviews. Sell yourself! So many of my friends are bad interviewers and it cost them. Be comfortable and stay in the driver\'s seat.
3. Do apply broadly....but not too broadly (like I did... I think)
4. Do not apply to schools you don\'t want to go to.
5. When it comes to decision time, don\'t overthink it / amplify the situation. It\'s a big decision, but it\'s not the \"biggest decision of your life ever omg omg omg omg.\" Choosing to attend med school is the big decision. Everything else is just fit and geography as far as I\'m concerned.
6. Keep an open mind. You\'re first choice school pre-interview may end up your last choice school post interview (happened to me!). Prestige is important, but other things are important too. Make sure you are happy.
7. Debt, Debt, Debt: this is not monopoly money. It\'s the real stuff. Minimize your debt if you can, especially if you are thinking primary care. HOWEVER... you will be making money years from now, and you will be able to pay this off. But debt sucks, and going over 200K scares the shi* out of me, and it should scare you too. I\'m luckily getting out with ~ $130K. I can live with that.
Summary of Experience:
amazing school....my grandfather went here and I think I would have loved it. Just too far from home and heart, though. Withdrew after post WL acceptance--- headed to UConn and I feel great about it.