Double major with honors in both Biology (3.85) and Psychology (3.75) Upward trend in grades. I got a 3.0 the first 3 semesters. Took time off and moved to Colorado for a semester. I returned to school and started on the pre-med path. I also took 21 credits of upper-level science my last semester, and got a 4.0 so that may put to rest any doubts about my GPA.
Research: NIH postbac Sept. 2011-Present. TBI research involving stem cells, MRI, surgery, ect. I was thrown into an existing TBI group with 4 projects underway. I have been working on the 4 projects simultaneously for the past two years and things are finally coming together for publication. Undergraduate neuroscience research 3 years. Neurotherapeutics for ischemic cell death.
Publications: Multiple posters at regional and national conferences, mostly at SFN. 2nd and 3rd name on multiple talks given at conferences as well. Recently accepted manuscript from undergad research and working on 4 more to be submitted soon from current work.
Volunteer: Trip to Nicaragua to help a rural community. Photo documentary project, health education, and fund raising music and surf festival. Nov. 2012 Shadowing an internist every Thursday morning at USUHS. Sept. 2012 Started shadowing in the neurosurgery department at NIH. High school science and math tutor Orthopedic shadowing AIDS banquette Climbing instructor
Awards: First place undergraduate research symposium Research stipend Deans list a few times
Presentations: Undergrad symposium Capitol Area TBI conference Society for Neuroscience San Diego 2010 and Washinton DC 2011
Hobbies: Golf, rock climbing, club lacrosse for two years, surfing, cooking, ceramics Ran a marathon in March 2013 and a half in June. Competitive road biking. Snowboarding-A few professional contests
I left a lot out, but this gives a general idea of my application. If you have questions PM me. I'm not very anonymous.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/07/2013
Undergraduate college: The Land of Science or Some State School
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 513
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.60
Science GPA: 3.74
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Decided to reject Georgetown. I didn't like the two page egocentric why GT secondary essay and the fee is ridiculous. I just don't think you were a good fit GT.