Having just gone through the entire application cycle, I wanted to make a profile to help new applicants get a better sense of the admissions process. Hope this helps!
- Asian male, Chem major - Graduated from the honors program of a large public university (not ranked by US News) - Took a gap year to work as a lab technician - Good / strong letters of recommendation
EC's: 1.) 3 years emergency department volunteering / clinical research aid 2.) 4 years research volunteer in the same lab 3.) Research technician during gap year 4.) Summer program in Bellevue Hospital, NYC 5.) 3 poster presentations at national conferences, one pending publication, multiple research awards, research grant 6.) Chemistry tutor/TA 7.) College Senate Member 8.) 2 years playing football with a men's club 9.) Drummer - several gigs 10.) Environmental Club 11.) community service leader - tutored high school students for the SAT 12.) Awards - salutatorian, dean's list, scholarship, etc. 13.) Shadowing - 50 hours between 3 specialties 14.) Pending research patent