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  • Application cycles: 06/07/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 36, East Asian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 09/14/2012
  • Brief Profile: Awards and Grants:
    The Dean’s List (still think it is redundant to list)
    The Presidential Freshman Award
    The Schreyer Honors College Summer Grant
    The College of Engineering Summer Research Grant
    The Schreyer Honors Thesis Research Grant

    Research Experiences
    Nanofludic research May 2010 – Present 20 hrs each week, and two months during the summer, ended with a honors thesis and a poster at BMES symposium
    Organic chemistry research May 2009 - July 2009 paid position
    Another poster at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in March 2009

    Business Committee Head of the Agora Liberal Arts Journal Club March 2010 – Present
    Since the creation of the club, we published six journals and organized two fundraising events
    Change-of-Campus Transitional Leader August 2010
    Lion Ambassador (campus tour guide) August 2007 – May 2008
    Also volunteer in some campus tour events

    Teaching Experience
    Math and science tutor at the learning center of the University and Upward Bound Program (tutor low-income high school students) March 2010-Present

    Community Service – Medical
    Volunteer at the Outpatient Surgical Unit at the Riddle Memorial Hospital a summer and a winter break (45hrs)
    Volunteer at the Patient Floor at the Mount Nittany Hospital May 2010 to March 2011 (92.5hrs)

    Community Service – nonMedical
    I am going to serve in the City Year to tutor students in inner city high schools in Philly.

    Physician Job Shadowing:
    Shadowing with my family physician (D.O) - 16 hrs
    I found this is the hardest part so far. I don’t know how some of you guys made it, but I pulled out a phone book and called a lot of docs, but I got rejected with every one of them.

    Mandarin Chinese is my primary language
    Like reading and writing. Won a third place in China’s Spring Blossom National Essay Contest, and also won some local essay prices. Trying to achieve more with my English writing since coming here. Have a letter to the editor published in the New York Times, and one article publish in the Agora Journal

    After Graduation:
    I joined the City Year, an non-profit organization that is dedicated to solve the dropout crisis in the public school system. Through this year, my team accomplished a lot despite of the challenges posed by the school system. I also learned a lot about teamwork, communication, leadership and Relationship with other people.

    Now, I am doing molecular biology research at National Cancer Institute.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/07/2012

    • Undergraduate college: The Pennsylvania State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.79
    • Science GPA: 3.81


    University of California, San Francisco
    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Brown University
    Cornell University
    Emory University
    George Washington University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Tufts University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Miami
    University of Pennsylvania

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Georgetown University

    Invited for Interview

    Drexel University
    Temple University
    Uniformed Services University

    Attended Interview

    University of Pittsburgh

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