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  • pocoapoco

  • Application cycles: 06/02/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Wisconsin
  • Last Active: 07/04/2012
  • Brief Profile: I\'m a somewhat non-traditional student - I took about a year off of school to work full time in politics between my sophomore and junior years. I majored in journalism, but I\'ve taken way more than the required number of science courses. Here\'s a summary of my extracurriculars:

    -Office Aide - Health Communications Research group
    -Medical Scribe - Emergency Department
    -Blogger - Cooking and public health blog
    -Volunteer - Science education outreach for rural schools
    -Shadowing - ~20 hours, various specialties
    -Senior honors thesis - Journalism
    -(former) Intern - Lt. Governor\'s office
    -(former) Membership Director/Office Manager/Interim Finance Director - Democratic Party of Wisconsin
    -(former) Document Conversion Coordinator - Disability Resource Center
    -(former) Volunteer - Emergency Department
    -(former) Student/Faculty Liaison - Honors Biology
    -Various volunteer service trips over winter/summer breaks

    Honors and Awards
    - Scholarship equivalent to semester tuition through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (2010)
    - Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (2010)
    - Senior Achievement Award through the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (2011)
    - Dean\'s list (Seven semesters)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/02/2011

    • Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.95
    • Science GPA: 3.91

    Summary of Application Experience

    Current Cost:
    AMCAS = $490
    Secondaries = $791
    Interview Travel = $465
    Total: = $1746

    06/03/2011 - Submitted the AMCAS today. Let the anxiety attacks begin.
    06/08/2011 - AMCAS verified. Still waiting to add last two LoRs.
    06/17/2011 - All LoRs received by AMCAS
    07/10/2011 - First Interview Invite! University of Chicago sure has a speedy admissions staff.
    10/14/2011 - Rejected from UCSF pre-secondary today. Silver lining: I am now officially done with secondaries - have been for a while.
    10/21/2011 - One week later and I got a voicemail saying I was accepted to the Medical College of Wisconsin. I am going to be a doctor and I am so thrilled!
    03/01/2012 - Accepted to Northwestern! I\'m still waiting to hear back about financial aid, but I\'m really happy with my options at this point.
    04/05/2012 - Rejected from Rush (no interview) today. Now the only school I\'m still waiting to hear about is University of Chicago.
    04/25/2012 - May 15th is coming up quickly now. I\'m still deciding between Northwestern and my state school, UW. Northwestern\'s Second Look was really great and the new curriculum sounds awesome. This is really just a decision about cost at this point.
    05/14/2012 - Officially withdrew from UW. I\'ll be attending Northwestern in the fall!

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Brown University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Rush Medical College
    Yale University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Michigan State University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Chicago


    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Case Western Reserve University
    Northwestern University
    University of Wisconsin

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