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  • sunnyshalo

  • Application cycles: 2011
  • Demographics: Female, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: Tennessee
  • Last Active: 01/27/2012
  • Brief Profile: Grad sGPA 4.00 (n=3 here ;) ), cGPA 3.9

    Volunteer
    -Therapeutic Riding Facility for kids with special needs - since fall 2007, weekly
    -fledgling equine based therapy non-profit geared more towards counseling - since spring 2009, weekly
    -Emergency Department volunteer - since early 2009, weekly

    Clinical Stuff
    -ED volunteer
    -maybe 40hrs shadowing various specialties
    -research involves collaboration with clinicians

    Research
    -PhD program, so definitely getting some research :). MS so far with some non 1st author conf & journal papers
    -undergrad 3 summers of research, 1conference attended w/ poster

    Leadership
    -ugrad - had a couple of offices in things, no \'I started a chapter of X here\' stuff, camp riding instructor 1 summer
    -at my 2nd volunteer barn I\'m often in charge of newer volunteers, showing the ropes and being the safety marshall
    -TA for 2 years during PhD program

    OtherActivitiesThatEntertainMe
    -ugrad varsity riding 4yrs (riding since I was 8ish, still ride now when I get a chance at my 2nd volunteer barn)
    -flute (on my own, not part of an organized group, just to relax)
    -art (since i was a kid, and currently part of a community arts group that does several one night shows around town each year)
    -running (couldn\'t run a half mile a few years ago, first half marathon last spring, amazing how something that makes me so crazy can eventually become something I really enjoy!)

    Awards
    -ugrad - got a national merit scholarship, PES, AED, PBK
    -one of our research posters got a conference award at a clinical conference
    -national arts program award for a painting

    ProcessCost
    -MCAT - ~500 (study materials, 4 AAMC full lengths, and the exam itself)
    -Prereqs - ~1200 (I tested out of English Comp, took Lit in a foreign language, 1termbio only, so taking these at CC)
    -Prereqs - ~800 (never took bchm either, will be taking at a 4year univ bc CC doesn\'t offer it)
    -Primary - 754
    -2ndaries - will total later
    -coffee at the local coffee shop while applying - prefer not to share... let\'s just say they\'re familiar with me at this point...
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2011

    • Undergraduate college: LiberalArtsCollege
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Institution: MyGraduateSchool
    • Area of Study: Engineering/Technology
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.78
    • Science GPA: 3.75

    Summary of Application Experience

    Primary submitted 6/20/11. Verified 7/5/11.
    Case/CCLCM IntInvites 8/2/11 (2ndary complete 7/27/11). Via status update email.
    OSU IntInvite 8/5/11 (2ndary submitted 7/20/11). Via phone call.
    UKentucky IntInvite 8/9/11 (2ndary submitted 8/4/11). Via email.
    Mayo IntInvite 8/24/11 (LOR request 7/23). Via email.
    VATech IntInvite 9/2/11 (2ndary complete 8/15). Via email.
    Vanderbilt IntInvite 9/9/11 (2ndary complete 8/3) Via mail.
    U North Carolina Rejection 9//11 (2ndary submitted 7/28) Via email.
    Georgetown Rejection 9/21/11 (2ndary complete 8/3) Via status update email.
    U Tennessee IntInvite 9/22/11 (2ndary complete 8/25). Via email.
    UVA IntInvite 10/14/11 (2ndary complete 7/26). Via email.
    Duke IntInvite 11/12/11 (2ndary submitted 7/17). Via email.
    Emory IntInvite 11/18/11 (2ndary complete 8/1). Via email.
    UChicago IntInvite 12/18/11 (2ndary complete 7/26). Via email. Was on hold prior to this invite, since August.

    Application Complete

    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    Northwestern University
    University of North Carolina
    Wake Forest University
    Georgetown University

    Invited for Interview

    University of Chicago

    Attended Interview

    Mayo Medical School
    Vanderbilt University
    Duke University
    University of Virginia
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Emory University

    Accepted

    Ohio State University
    University of Kentucky
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    University of Tennessee

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