*Volunteer Russian interpreter for recent Eastern European immigrants *Founded a summer tennis camp for disabled and underprivileged kids *Hospital Volunteer *Volunteer MS/HS and adult tutor *Historical Costumer *Gen chem and orgo TA *Physics and mathematics dept SA *Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, dept. honors (both depts), NASA scholarship, college scholarship, dean's list every semester, various chem and religion awards, etc. *Past work: farmer, tennis instructor at Nike, tutor. Currently teaching.
***Things that I should have listed but for some reason didn't: *Religion/anthropology research *Alzheimer's clinic volunteer for 6 years *Founding member & first violin of local symphony orchestra/released a few CDs - 5/6 years spread out over late hs and college.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2004
Undergraduate college: Small LAC in PA
Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 516
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.95
Science GPA: 3.93
Summary of Application Experience
I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo late in this process, but we'll see how it works out for me. ;-) I always liked fighting an uphill battle anyway.
Update: The battle went badly. I applied to too few schools to begin with, and had to withdrawl when finances got kind of tight. While I believe the timing of my application was the primary reason this cycle went so badly, I think that there were a few things I could have done a bit better. Namely, I should have listed fewer awards/scholarships on my AMCAS and added or expanded on some of the ECs I participated in early in my college career. Additionally, I would have listed my non-science research and probably should have reworked my PS. Pretty much, everything should have been different. :)
Basic science research was also sorely lacking, particularly if I wanted notice from research-heavy schools. I have since started working on that, and we'll see how that pans out come the 2007 application cycle.