- Pre-Med - Member of SNMA, AMSA, Chemistry Society, Italian Club - Tutored underprivileged children in West Philadelphia - Was a research assistant in a cognitive neuroscience lab working with AD model animals for three years (behavioral studies, removal of organs, histology, stereology, etc) -- ~20+ hours a week - Dean\'s List - Awarded Temple\'s Scholars Award all four years - Studied abroad in Rome, Italy
Moved to Boston following graduation: - Taking graduate biology courses - Worked full time as a research specialist for a biotech company: histology (IHC, IF, microscopy, skin organ culture, sectioning, etc), running ELISAs, low to medium throughput compound screening, cytokin profiling, lots of cell culture (including primary cell culture) - 2.5 years - New position as an application biologist at a new startup working with mesenchymal stem cells - Mentoring a homeless child (help w/ studies, field trips on weekends, etc) - Shadowing a local pediatrician over the last 1.5 years, 250+ hours
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 08/24/2010
Undergraduate college: Temple University
Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
Institution: Ivy League
Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
Degree Obtained: non-degree student
Total MCAT SCORE: 496
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.40
Science GPA: 3.10
Summary of Application Experience
Applying to only DO schools. Unfortunately, I\'ve submitted my application late due to obstacles in retrieving my LORs from my undergrad. I\'m very realistic and therefore doubtful I\'ll hear anything from anywhere due to my super low MCAT score and a low science GPA. Hoping other things in the application jump out. We\'ll see! 8/25/10
11/29/10 -- Rejected from Western U almost immediately. Decided to only go forward with RVUCOM, AZCOM, CCOM, NYCOM, PCOM, UNE, and Touro, due to not having a DO letter (have an MD letter though). Hoping and praying for some good news. ahh!
2/4/11 -- AZCOM put me on hold in January, no word yet. No word from PCOM, UNECOM or NYCOM. CCOM sent me a letter telling me I could transfer my application to a masters or PsychD program for no extra fee.
Pacific Northwest University
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Decided not to submit a secondary to this school -- secondary fee was $175, which was too costly for me.