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  • User #2483

  • Application cycles: 2004
  • Demographics: Female, East Asian
  • Home state: Minnesota
  • Brief Profile: Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient, President/Treasurer Asian American Pacific Islander Association, US Air Force Veteran, 3 honor societies, Recipient of Non-Traditional Student award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Distinguished Service award, and Outstanding Junior award, Recipient of NIH Summer Research Stipend for Minorities (3 years), and currently a Sr. Research Tech at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Have some shadowing experience, worked at a veterinary clinic, and have attended infectious disease rounds. Have been a single mother for the last 10 years.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2004

    • Undergraduate college: University of Idaho
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Idaho
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: BS
    • Institution: University of Idaho
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 496
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 124, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.58
    • Science GPA: 3.51

    Summary of Application Experience

    3-30-05: COMP has accepted my deferral and I've mailed my deposit to them. So this is it! I'm going to COMP next year for the class of 2010. I'm withdrawing from all my other schools now. I'm glad this process is over and I can focus on the rest of my for a little while. I wish anyone going through this the best. It's a tough road, but if you work hard you can achieve your goals.

    3-16-05: Well it's finally all paid off! I got my first acceptance to WesternU/COMP! My first choice! I'm so relieved. I've already attended interviews at LECOM-Erie and TUCOM-NV, but I'm cancelling my TUCOM-CA interview, and am withdrawing my other applications. I am going to request a deferral for 1 year to COMP, but if it's denied I'll still attend this fall. It will just be more difficult, but that's okay. I got in. That's all that matters!

    2-10-05: The secondaries have been rolling in for the DO schools, and I got my first interview! COMP is my first choice, so I'm really excited about this one. Hopefully I get some more though.

    2-4-05: My AACOMAS application finally got sent on 1-26-05, and I'm starting to receive secondaries from my schools. COMP is my top choice, so I'm really hoping for an interview there. I'm still very concerned that I'm too late for this year's application cycle.

    12-12-04: I decided to apply to DO schools. Recently I've gotten an opportunity to shadow a DO and she's willing to write me a letter, so I decided to go ahead and submit this year. I'm really excited about this new prospect. I just hope I'm not too late!

    I applied early with a poor April MCAT score (22N), and retook in August. That slowed things up for most schools, then I only ended up with a 23Q. The rejections are starting to roll in, so we'll see. I'll be studying my butt off until next April, though, so I can take the MCAT again and make my chances much better for next year. This has been a HUGE learning experience for me. I know I'll get in next year, if this year doesn't work out.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles
    Indiana University
    Mayo Medical School
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Davis
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Hawaii
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of California, San Diego

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of New England
    Baylor College
    New York College of New York Tech.
    Kansas City University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco
    Stanford University
    University of Kansas
    University of Minnesota, Duluth
    Arizona College of Mid. University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Edward Via Virginia College
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Temple University
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    West Virginia (D.O.)
    Touro University - Mare Island

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Touro University - Henderson


    Western University of Health Sciences

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