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  • nysw

  • Application cycles: 06/20/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 33, East Asian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 09/13/2013
  • Brief Profile:

    General Info


    2008 - Graduated HS, started at private university in NY.
    2009 - Transferred to alma mater as a Biochemistry major, Medicine and Society minor. Started working as a tutor. Pharm tech certified.
    2010 - Started working at current lab with the intention of looking into a PharmD/PhD. Changed my mind, started looking into MD/PhD. Pledged a sorority, started working on getting leadership positions.
    2011 - Shadowed and did a semester long internship at the Pediatrics editorial office. Studied for the MCAT January to April, took the test in April. Submitted apps late June, verified early July. Started getting invitations late July/early August.
    I applied both MD and MD/PhD to all of the Texas schools, except for Baylor.


    * Click here to show all activity descriptions or you can view activity descriptions one-by-one (click on activity title).


    Undergraduate Research Technician at GI/Pharmacology Lab - 1000 hours
    Started in Summer 2010, still ongoing. 40 hours/week during the summer, 16 hours/week during school.

    Shadowing/Clinical Experience

    Shadowing Academic Physician - 48 hours
    I shadowed one academic physician in his teaching rounds for residents & 2nd year students. 12 hours/week for 4 weeks.
    Floor Host/Cyber Center - 30 hours
    I worked with patients and their families and make sure they feel comfortable in their rooms & at the business center.


    Sorority Service Chair (1 semester)
    Organized & coordinated service events for sorority.
    Sorority Fundraising Chair (1 semester)
    Organized & coordinated fundraising events for sorority.

    Community Service

    Big Brothers Big Sisters - 30 hours
    2 hours/week. Mentored a little sister.
    Assorted Sorority Service Events - 50 hours
    Our sorority does a lot of service events which I took a part in: Texas 5K, Run for Recovery, Children\'s Museum, PCOS Fun Run, Turkey Trot, our annual SAFE Week (Stop Abuse in Family Environments).


    Music - 1000 hours
    8 hours a week since May 2008.
    I sing, rap and make my own music. I used to be on YouTube, but took down most of my videos for this cycle.
    Art - 100 hours
    4 hours a month since February 2010.
    Painting, drawing. Nothing special.

    Applying MD/PhD and MD only in Texas

    You have to submit both AMCAS and TMDSAS. Next year, all MD/PhD programs will be through AMCAS, but you still have to \'check off\' the MD/PhD box in TMDSAS.

    BCM will only let you apply to MD/PhD or MD only. You cannot apply to both (whoops..).
    The MD/PhD programs I was invited to: TCOM, A&M, UTHSCSA, UTMB, UTH.

    TCOM - Extra interview during your interview day. Coordinated through the medical school only. DO/PhD decisions are made after the Match.
    A&M - Additional day of interviews before your MD interview day. I was originally scheduled for MD only, but they rescheduled me once the MD/PhD committee invited me for an interview. The program coordinates with the medical school. Finally heard back in May... lol.
    UTHSCSA - Invited for MD only and MD/PhD within a day of each other, with the MD/PhD interview the day after the MD only interview. Program coordinates with the medical school. I was also able to attend the yearly MD/PhD retreat, which was really fantastic. Decisions came out early January.
    UTMB - Invited for MD/PhD only. No invite for MD only. The MD/PhD program interviews are in lieu of the MD only interviews. The program starts interviewing in October. Decisions came out in late January.
    UT-H - Invited for both MD only and MD/PhD. MD was in September, MD/PhD in December. The MD/PhD program has four interview days, starting in October. Decisions came out in January.

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  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/20/2011

    • Undergraduate college: State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.76
    • Science GPA: 3.66

    Summary of Application Experience

    First time applying.
    TMDSAS and AMCAS were submitted 6/21/2011, verified and transmitted on 7/8/11.

    Texas Match Ranking:
    1. UT Houston
    2. UTMB
    3. UTHSCSA
    4. UTSW
    5. A&M

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Texas Tech University, El Paso

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Texas Tech University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Baylor College
    University of Texas, Southwestern


    University of Texas, Galveston
    University of Texas, Houston
    University of North Texas
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

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