Very involved at liberal arts colege. Held some leadership positions around campus. Academic honor society and leadership honor society. Academic grant recipeint. Grant recipient for SURF at local research university. Grant recipient for medical project abroad. Research summers at one university in Missouri and one summer at MGH in Boston. Two years as research technician at BWH in Boston -one middle author publication -one second author abstract -possibly one second author paper coming soon Undergrad gross anatomy program Worked as an ER Tech for a year Worked as a Medicaion Aide at Nursing home one year Shadowed at Hospital one semester (cath lab, OR, clinic all cardiology) Shadowed at other places/hospitals Volunteered with Community Hospices for one year Always had a second job, even when I was studying for the MCAT which meant I studied during my commutes to and from my jobs and during lunch breaks, also carried aaround a small piece of paper to memorize formulas for PS section while I was working, listened to Exam Crackers Audio set
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2011
Undergraduate college: Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 513
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.98
Science GPA: 4.00
Summary of Application Experience
Casting a wide net, might be adding some more less competitive schools shortly. Im worried that my writing section score is a red flag (I can write but not on the fly- personal statement got good feedback from mentors).
11-17-11 Havent received any interview invites since very early September, starting to worry me.
12-15-11 Got accepted to SUNY Downstate recently and am super pumped about it! Love NYC and the school seemed to have some great qualities and programs. To get my first (an) acceptance outa the way is huge. I could very easily see myself at Downstate. At the same time Im frustrated by how many schools I havent heard from yet. I know a few are getting ready to wrap up there interview schedules.
2-6-12 Declined some interviews to save money and bc some of the interview offers were from schools that were similar to schools I had already been accepted to. Really hoping for a positive response from NYU! Otherwise it\'ll prob be between Einstein and Downstate (love brooklyn).