Volunteering: -Hospital (year and a half): Emergency Department, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit -Member of Co-Ed Service Fraternity -Mentor at-risk youth, high school and elementary school levels
Organizations: -College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Ambassador -CALS Leadership Institute
Shadowing: -shadowed 4 different physicians over the course of 2 years (dermatology, neurology, neurosurgery)
Research Experience: -Research internship, Summer 2010 -UF Dept. of Neurosurgery (1+ year)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/29/2011
Undergraduate college: University of Florida
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 503
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.76
Science GPA: 3.53
Summary of Application Experience
The best advice anyone every gave me in the entire process was to APPLY EARLY. I can honestly say my application experience breezed by, and was pretty exciting and enjoyable too. I was worried about my stats initially, which is the reason I applied to so many schools in the first place, but I ultimately received secondaries from every school I sent in a primary to.
In the end, I got into the schools I cared about the most, found out about all of them by October, and can now spend the rest of my senior year relaxing!!
I hope lots of others are having experiences like I have had. Could not be happier, good luck to all of you future doctors out there reading this! :-)