Double major in neurobiology and psychology with honors in neurobiology.
- 2 years in neurosurgery lab (15-20 hrs/wk. Full time/summer) - Stroke focused research with my main focus on confocal microscopy. Currently learning animal survival surgery. Will be continuing working full time in my gap year. - 1 year in psychology lab (9 hrs/wk) - Just random psych research I joined as a sophomore. Analyzed physiological data from kids who underwent psychological tests.
VOLUNTEERING - 1.5 years Child Life Volunteer at local children's hospital (3 hrs/wk) - Pretty much hang out with kids during the whole time. Probably the most rewarding and fun volunteering I've ever done. - 4 years feeding the homeless (4 hrs/wk) - Went out to a homeless shelter with my church and helped serve food and hand out goods to people of need. - Church summer program Assistant (20 hrs/wk for 8 wks) - Helped with activities, such as art and English, and chaperoned fields trips during summer program for elementary-aged kids.
EMPLOYMENT - 1 year Event Services Assistant at student union building (10-15 hrs/wk) - Helped with events ran by organizations ranging from student clubs to school concerts. Assisted in set up, monitoring event, and tear down. - Server/Cook/Busboy at family restaurant (10 hrs/wk) - Parents just opened up restaurant. Help with everything pretty much. It's actually a pretty fun experience since I love to cook.
LEADERSHIP - 4 years Church counselor for summer and winter retreats (3/4 days at a time) - Just acted as the counselor and helped plan the retreats, as well as help watch the younger youth and help cook for meals
TEACHING - Undergraduate Peer Tutor/TA for 1 quarter in Biopsychology.
RANDOM - Probable 3 publications (Like 2nd author) by/around the time of application - Two time recipient of university's research scholarship ($4000 per scholarship) - Two poster presentations at university's research symposium - Will be writing honors thesis for neurobiology by the end of this school year
LOR's - Science letter from Neuroantomy professor - Science letter from Neurobiology lab professor - Non-science letter from Psychology professor (Although sorta dicey since two of the three classes I took with him I'll be classifying as BCPM ...) - Research letter from PI (Very strong)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2013
Undergraduate college: 4 Year Public University
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 516
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.68
Science GPA: 3.60
University of California, San Francisco
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Sigh... dream school. It was a long shots anyways. Hope to see you at residency!