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  • brettford2018

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 30, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 11/12/2016
  • Brief Profile: Ignore MCAT scores above because I took the MCAT 2015 (scores below)
    Total-508 (77 percentile rank)

    1) Graduate School: 2 years in protein biochemistry lab led to 4 first-authored and 8 co-authored publications in biochemistry journals with impact factor 3-4. I'm hoping the number and quality of publications will make up for the low MCAT score.

    2) Undergraduate Research: 2 independent projects-one in marine molecular toxicology and the other in computational protein biochemistry. Worked for 2 years on each project. Presented work as multiple posters and oral presentations

    3) Competitive Summer REU in Marine Biology-Maryland Sea Grant-marine molecular toxicology project.

    4) Honors/Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, Presidential and Honors Program Scholarships, Magna Cum Laude

    5) Teaching: 6 semesters as a general chemistry tutor, 2 semesters as a teaching assistant-Genetics and Human Physiology Labs

    6) Volunteer: 300 hours in local emergency department, Alternative Break trip for Hurricane Katrina relief

    7) Shadowing: 20 hours with a neurologist and 20 hours with an emergency medicine physician

    8) Patient Contact: 2000 hours as a personal care assistant for the elderly

    9) Biology Club Vice President: 2 semesters
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Elon University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Miami
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.86
    • Science GPA: 3.84

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Ohio State University
    Drexel University
    Temple University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Saint Louis University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Maryland
    Wake Forest University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Columbia University
    University of Michigan
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Emory University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Virginia
    University of South Florida
    New York University
    Boston University
    University of North Carolina

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Pennsylvania State University

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