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  • IrishCalini

  • Application cycles: 06/05/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 32, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 06/17/2011
  • Brief Profile: I am a Science Pre-professional Studies and Music (concentration in Vocal Performance) double major. I would ideally like to do a combined MD/MPH program because I love the idea of combining the focus on community and service that Public Health represents with a traditional MD program.

    I took the MCAT twice, once on 3/27 and again on 7/08. First time around I got a 27O (PS: 9, VR:8, BS: 10), and I was devastated. So I signed up for a Kaplan Online Course and spent the first half of my summer studying while juggling two jobs and doing research. I was soooo relieved when I got my second set of scores. I ran through our Student Center shouting, \"I can go to medical school!!! WOO!\"

    I\'ve got the usual pre-med ECs - research, involved with my school\'s pre-medical society - and a few atypical ones. I worked as a medical and office assistant for an ophthalmology practice for a couple summers and as an intervention worker for a hospital\'s asthma program. These were definitely great experiences because I got to really WORK in the medical field.

    Being a music major, I spend a lot of time singing. I\'ve been in our opera company for the last three years and was totally blown away when they gave me the role of Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro this year! I\'ll be performing my senior recital in February as well. I also Irish danced competitively for 15 years at the International level and now do random workshops for dance schools and companies. I\'m Vice-president of our school\'s Irish Dance Team and will travel to Ireland for my 12th time in February to compete in a team dancing competition. I\'m also the director of a performing arts company on campus and work as a tour guide, tutor for student athletes, and as a student assistant in the community-based research office in our Center for Social Concerns.

    I also sleep. I promise ;)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/05/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of Notre Dame
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.54
    • Science GPA: 3.27

    Summary of Application Experience

    Key:
    MD/MPH: This school has this program
    SR: Secondary Received
    SS: Secondary Submitted
    SC: Secondary Complete
    SP: Small Pooled
    II: Interview Invite
    I: Interview

    5/15/2011 - I have officially accepted my spot in the UIC COM Class of 2011. I could not be more thrilled. Going in to this process, UIC was my #1 choice and leaving this cycle, it is still at the top :) I cannot wait to begin my medical career this coming August with all my other dear M1s. Good luck to all in the future!

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Nebraska

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Maryland
    Southern Illinois University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    University of Chicago
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Georgetown University
    George Washington University
    Northwestern University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Wisconsin
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Rush Medical College
    Saint Louis University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Creighton University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Tufts University

    Accepted

    University of Illinois

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