Currently working in a research lab on neonatal resuscitation, in the process of writing my first publication. Multiple shadowing exeriences (infectious disease, ER, neonatology), volunteer experience both within and outside the medical community. Club lacrosse, fraternity (council member). Upward trend in gpa (3.75 gpa jr, sr and post-bacc years)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2005
Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
Institution: Duquesne University
Area of Study: Premedical Studies
Total MCAT SCORE: 516
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.35
Science GPA: 3.30
Summary of Application Experience
11/14- After receiving some early interviews from what I consider respectable and good schools (GW, Case and Pitt) things have gone downhill. I was put on the alternate list at GW, on hold at Case and am awaiting a decision from Pitt (not feeling good though). I have received two more interview invites from Drexel and VCU. I was complete early at all my schools except Northwestern, so not having heard anything from the rest of the schools, including my safety schools, is worrying me.
11/21- Heard from Pitt last week, was placed on their waitlist. Also heard from Northwestern over the weekend and was rejected pre-interview. Can't say I didn't expect these, but not getting the interview at NU was less than I had hoped for.
12/1- Completed an abstract for the pediatric research I'm currently working on. I've sent this along with a cover letter mentioning my nomination for a student pediatric research award to the schools who have not yet rejected me. Not sure if this will help.
12/21- No news since my interviews in early December, don't epect to hear anything for a while with the holidays coming up. Was really hoping to be holding an acceptance before New Year's.
1/21- Accepted to University of Cincinnati. Not my first choice, but good to know I've got somewhere to go. Hopefully this will start a trend of acceptances.
2/1- Still no word from Dartmouth, NYU, Tufts, Loyola or Rosalind Franklin. I know NYU is done interviewing, not sure about the others. Considering I completed their secondaries (pretty early too) and paid my money, seems the least they could do is notify me of my rejection.
2/21- Got accepted at Ohio State today, my only question now is when can I order football tickets?
3/25- Accepted by CWRU. Now a tough choice between OSU and Case.
University of Wisconsin
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Lots of good being an alumn did