I\'ve done a seen alot. I\'ve done quite a bit of traveling and have worked hard. I have an excellent GPA, but had to retake the MCAT twice (25 then 31) which I think has hurt my chances a lot. Its been my life long dream to be a primary care physician. My GPA would be a 3.99 if it weren\'t for a horrible year due to life... So here\'s my application I hope it can help others out.
10 day NYLF on medicine where I spent the full 10 days shadowing doctors and learning about the profession Spent 50+ hours shadowing my mentor, a primary care physician. Working 30-40hrs/ week since I began school. Have been a manager for 4 yrs now. conversationally fluent in chinese basic profciency in French Study abroad 6 weeks in France Volunteer Usher for Ogden Symphony and Ballet 100+ hrs Vice President Of Habitat For Humanity WSU Chapter First Assistant Priest Quorum LDS Church Early College Ambassador Early College Club Vice President West Haven City Youth City Council Mayor (I did early college so I\'m counting this) Vistacare Hospice Volunteer 5 years of 3-4hrs/week First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor for American Red Cross 100\'s of hrs teaching Big Brothers Big Sister’s Big Sisters 6 years and 1000\'s of hrs... CIO Search Committee at University 50+ hrs Weekend Martial arts Instructor for a summer Website Manager for several people Webmaster/Video Editor for Stranded With Brandon April 2011-Present Virus Research for 4 semester, 3 presentations (soon to be 4 and a publication) LDS church callings YCC Rape Advocate 1-2 days of 24 hr on call every week for a year 2nd Degree Black Belt Hapkido/Kenpo (adds diversity right?) Alternative Spring Break Spring in San Francisco with Habitat for humanity
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 07/02/2011
Undergraduate college: Utah school
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 511
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.83
Science GPA: 3.80
Summary of Application Experience
So far no good. Two interview invites late august, and only rejections and holds since then. My interview at the U of U was not the best, hopefully I hear back from the mayo soon. Would love an acceptance soon so I can go traveling for several months before school.
11-23 Sent an update letter to virtually all schools that would accept them. Turns out I forgot to mention in my activities list physician shadowing :( . Its briefly mentioned in my primary essay, and I have a letter from a doctor I shadowed, but thats it. Found this out when my premed committee said I was ranked very high, had a very good committee letter, and a 3.9 GPA. Looks like I may be reapplying :/
3/11 Looks like I\'ve been accepted yay! I\'ve decided to withdraw from my vermont interview and leave it to between wright and Oakland. Still waiting to hear back from Wright. Both are awesome schools, and if I get accepted to wright this could be a tough decision. What I\'ve learned from all this is just be yourself. If I would have figured this out for my first interviews they would have been alot better. Oh and check out my blog at premedasian.com. I decided I\'d start my own blog about the entire experience. Please check it out.
Loma Linda University
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
decided that it wasn\'t a good fit for me. Its definitely one of those \"fit\" schools. Decided not to send in a secondary
Summary of Experience:
II. Always has been one of my top schools. Their integration with technology is amazing. --- 3/11 withdrew my interview because I just couldn\'t justify the cost. I\'m really kicking my butt about this because I forgot how much I loved Vermont. Moral of the story...just interview everywhere