Even though my scores are floating around SDN already, I will post them here when the cycle is done.
I am a very global brain type person-besides an obvious passion for medicine and hard science, I also paint and write. I don\'t know how unique that makes me but my minor (Comparative Literature) has been an area of intense interest for every interviewer so far and my poor major (Chemistry) has garnered little attention besides inquiries about how I manage my PChem work load during interview season-the answer is: in style! So if nothing else, I will say that my brain\'s well articulated right side has been of great advantage in getting the interviewers interested in who I am.
Some of my ECs: 4 years working for Cardiology Division\'s EP Research Department 3.5 years tutoring/supplemental instruction in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at a local High School 2 years Tutor students at my university in Calculus, Physics and Biology 1 year TA in Biology Lab 1 year Research in Biochemistry Two summers in an Trauma Research Internship. ~450 hours in ICU with close involvement in patient care 100 hours and counting shadowing physicians (outside of the internship, which had shadowing component) ~50 community service hours each semester Exec member in several of my clubs and very active in all the rest.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/12/2009
Undergraduate college: Top 20
Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 472
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 1.00
Science GPA: 1.00
Summary of Application Experience
Not quite sure what goes here but I thought I\\\'d relate my LOR experience for anyone who has similar issues in the future: I had great trouble with submitting one of my letters of recommendation due to the writer\\\\\\\'s lack of awareness of real world. Brilliant people are not typically made to deal with real world problems. We figured it out eventually. That\\\\\\\'s the reason my application wasn\\\\\\\'t actually in on 6/02/2009, trying to figure this letter issue out was maddening! lol
Moral of the story-an very well and thoughtfully written letter from someone who has completely changed my way of seeing the world is worth 11 days. :)