Reapplicant. I had three interviews last cycle and was put on the waitlist at all three.
Applied earlier and to more schools and things have turned out much much better!
Research: -Worked at Hopkins in a stem cell lab after graduating in 2009 until Summer 2010. -Published article as first author. -Currently work at University of Maryland doing clinical research regarding large strokes.
Clinical Exposure: -Volunteered at University of Maryland Emergency Department Summer 2007 -Volunteered at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Summer 2008 - Current (On and off over the past several years) -Shadowed many different types of physicians over the past several years
Community Service: -Volunteered at Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic, a medical clinic for the homeless, where I had the opportunity to help provide primary care. If you live in Baltimore this is the best hands on pre-med experience ever. Go volunteer here. -Volunteered at Back on My Feet -Played numerous musical performances at senior centers and nursing homes around Baltimore
Additonal ECs: I\'ve played drums since second grade Worked in IT Support for the Maryland Department of Public Safety throughout the first few years of college Worked as a public safety grant writer
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 07/07/2010
Undergraduate college: University of Maryland
Undergraduate Area of study:
Total MCAT SCORE: 511
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.55
Science GPA: 3.43
Summary of Application Experience
Its been two years of applications, but after being accepted to where I really loved, it finally paid off. My numbers are very average, but I did some good research and worked hard to round out my application this past year and things have worked out. Moral of the story is, you don\'t have to have phenomenal numbers to get into a solid program. Show them you\'re passionate and love medicine and it\'ll work itself out. I\'ll write more about my experience and put some more dates into everything in the next few days. PM on SDN if you have any questions or want some advice.
Summary of Experience:
Deferred decision. Liked it here, nice facilities. 80k a year is kinda expensive though. Not that 70k isn\'t. They also pitched their combined degree programs pretty hard which would make tuition over 100k a year. Love that debt.