Graduated 2009 from Cal with a BA in Biochemistry/Psychology
Applied for the 2010 cycle. Applied a bit late (AMCAS in July), had one interview at OSU - deferred decision then rejected.
Been working at Kaplan Test Prep for a year, then Synarc, Inc for the past two and a half years doing clinical drug development and imaging analysis for Alzheimer\\\'s Disease
1 year research in Cognitive Neuroscience/Aging @ UCSF 1 year research in Alzheimer\'s Disease and PET imaging @ UC Berkeley 1 summer internship @ Bayer Healthcare - protein purification Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - 4yr member/2yr leader - community volunteering, student leadership Peer Health Exchange - 1 yr teaching health to high school students in underserved schools 1 yr Chemistry tutor in the dorms
1 yr Kaplan MCAT instructor 1 yr Intervarsity Christian Fellowship intern staff member 2.5+ years employed at Synarc Inc - Alzheimer\'s Disease clinical drug development, quantitative MRI analysis, clinical research associate 200 hrs hospital ED volunteer @ Alta Bates Medical Center 150+ hrs shadowing UCSF physician 2010-present Convergence Covenant Church volunteer (12hrs/wk, church service, community outreach, community resource volunteering in West Oakland) Independent teaching project presenting introduction to neuro and medical imaging to local hs students Auditing pre-clinical anatomy/radiology course with 1st yr UCSF-JMP students
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012
Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 523
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.60
Science GPA: 3.60
Summary of Application Experience
SR = Secondary Received SC = Secondary Completed II = Interview Invite IA = Interview Attended
I\'ll take some time and update my interview impressions here...I realize that in the little box under each school it\'s too difficult to go in depth.
University of California, San Francisco
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
AMCAS received email 7/17/2012
Pre-Secondary Rejection End of August
Appealed end of August
Dr. Wofsy responds to appeal early October--sadly no UCSF for me :(
Great interview! I interviewed at Chicago--three interviewers--VERY relaxed. I had so much fun at this interview. UIC's got a ton of special programs and the opportunities in Chicago seem so exciting. AND I find out in early November!!! Fingers crossed!
ACCEPTED. Signed up for the Chicago track of course! I loved it here but the OOS tuition is scary!!
Pretty cool place. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to faculty and students at my interview. The campus is HUGE, and I came away with the impression that this program will offer me tons of resources for my education