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  • catie_jane

  • Application cycles: 07/06/2015
  • Demographics: Female, 27, Caucasian
  • Home state: Connecticut
  • Last Active: 03/25/2016
  • Brief Profile: MCAT: 509 (128, 125, 129, 127)

    Biology major/ Pysch minor - graduated 2015
    -21 yo
    -Graduated valedictorian of my class ~550
    -small liberal arts school in MA
    -CT resident
    -SES disadvantaged (government aid growing up, paid most of undergrad through scholarships and working 20+ hours a week)

    RESEARCH
    -Research assistant through Brown University. Worked on 2 NIH funded studies and worked with patients suffering from bipolar disorder and depression (~12 months)
    -Presented poster as first author at national conference in Boston MA
    -Co-author on peer-reviewed article published in Journal of Psychiatric Practice

    -Granted a research fellowship at my undergrad and worked in a microbiology lab where I worked on characterizing new species of bacteria. Completed and defended and honors thesis (~1.5 years)
    -Part of my fellowship I supervised and mentored 2 students in the lab who were transferring from CC to our undergrad
    -Presented poster as first author at MassMyco Meeting
    -Publication as 1st author currently in the works (hopefully submit sometime this month)

    CLINICAL/SHADOWING
    -Internship/Shadowing in the ED for 1 summer (~200 hours)
    -Offered a scribe job by the hospital I shadowed at and have been working as an ED scribe (~2 years)
    -Brief stint as a scribe in orthopedic surgery (~1 month)

    VOLUNTEERING
    -Volunteered in a locked psychiatric ward at the VA (~50 hours)
    -Volunteered in a special needs classroom for 1 semester (~50 hours)
    -Habitat for Humanity (~1 year) - but not on AMCAS application

    OTHER EC'S
    -Commuter rep on SGA Class of 2015 Committee (~2 years) - award committee of the year both years. Took on a personal project where I worked with MassDOT to place crosswalks at entrances of school
    -Tutor/TA/PLTL Leader for Cell Biology, Biological Principles, Orgo I and II, and General Chemistry II (~3 years)
    -Worked at an animal hospital as a kennel attendent (~1 year)
    -Assistant manager for the catering department for my schools food company (~3 years)

    AWARDS
    - 2015 Outstanding Biology Student
    -Organic Chemistry Award

    10 great LOR (PI's, science faculty, non-science, 2 physicians, and bosses) - will get a committee letter



    AMCAS submitted: 7/7/15
    AMCAS verified: 8/3/15
    Committee Letter uploaded: 9/14/15
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/06/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Stonehill College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.96
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    ~November 15th
    I am just about 2 months complete at all of my schools and have decided to send an update since I am either currently under review or will be under review within the next few weeks.
    1) I received a promotion in early September at my catering job and am now a supervisor.
    2) I also began volunteering for a local hospice center around the end of September (3-5 hours a week)
    3) First author publication is in the final stages (literally waiting on my PI to get back to me since July...)
    Not sure if updates help, but I figured it was the last thing that I could do to boost my application!

    Applied, Rejected

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Applied, Withdrew

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Application Complete

    Drexel University
    Temple University
    Harvard University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Tufts University
    University of Rochester
    Boston University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Hofstra University
    University of Vermont
    Creighton University
    Emory University
    Wake Forest University
    Loyola University Chicago
    George Washington University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Queen's University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    West Virginia University

    Accepted

    Albany Medical College
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Connecticut

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