-Non-medical mission trips -Music volunteer at church -Professional training and experience in singing, acting, piano, and dance -Sunday school volunteer -Children\'s musical co-director -Worked at a grocery store for 2+ years in a leadership position where I won several awards -Dean\'s list for 7 out of 8 semesters -Dean\'s scholarship recipient for 4 years -Volunteer Medical Clinic Assistant at Free Clinic -Shadowed a pediatrician (15 hours) -Graduate research assistant in a basic science lab -Mentored incoming freshman students -Honors College Member -Active member of the Pre-Med Society -Forensic Science Club officer -Nursing home volunteer -Preceptored upper-level Biology class for 1 semester -Unit Secretary in Emergency Room -Lab & Research Assistant in a Clinical Research Group - continuing throughout the application cycle
Not Included on AMCAS: -Volunteer Assistant Moderator on SDN -Paid performer (singer/dancer) in a musical revue-style show at an amusement park (9/2008 to 11/2008) -Volunteer performer (lead role - actor/singer/dancer) in a large-scale (400+ people in the cast) production at a local church (12/2008) -Medical mission trip to Nicaragua (3/2009) -Paid performer in a mainstage musical (ensemble role) at a regional professional theatre (the second largest children\'s theatre organization in the nation) (4/2009 to 5/2009)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: Virginia Commonwealth University
6/5/2008 - Transcript received by AMCAS 6/17/2008 - AMCAS Primary Application submitted (early AM) 6/30/2008 - AMCAS Primary Application verified (9:30 AM) 7/17/2008 - Letters of Recommendation uploaded to VirtualEvals and submitted to schools 8/13/2008 - First Interview Invite (University of Vermont)!!!!!! 8/19/2008 - Second Interview Invite (VCU)! This is my alma mater and my home institution in more ways than one! 8/25/2008 - Third Interview Invite (AECOM)! Super excited to get an interview in New York! 8/27/2008 - Rejected from BU. I\'m not too upset because it wasn\'t one of my top choices and it\'s super expensive. Plus a lot of great people were rejected alongside me so at least I\'m in good company. 9/3/2008 - Fourth Interview Invite (NYMC)! Finally a school that I can drive to! 9/10/2008 - I decided to withdraw my application from Rosalind Franklin University. 9/10/2008 - Fifth Interview Invite (EVMS)! Super excited! 9/11/2008 - Sixth Interview Invite (Albany)! That\'s two invites in two days! 9/19/2008 - Seventh Interview Invite (University of Maryland)!!!!! SO excited about this one - it\'s definitely one of dream schools and it was really a long shot being out-of-state! 9/22/2008 - Eighth Interview Invite (Columbia) - Totally surprised about this one. I\'m so excited! 10/2/2008 - Ninth Interview Invite (WVU) - Only one more to get into the double digits! I\'m so glad I got an interview here since I have pretty strong ties to the University. 10/8/08 - Columbia interview - I fell in love with this school... it seriously has everything I could ask for in a medical school. It\'s going to be a long road until March. 10/15/2008 - FIRST ACCEPTANCE (VCU)!!!!!!!! I am going to be a doctor!!!!!! 10/16/2008 - I decided to cancel my scheduled interview at Albany Medical College because I\'d rather go to VCU. I feel bad about canceling an interview, but they DID get my $105 application fee... 10/27/2008 - I called EVMS because I was curious to find out my status - and I\'ve been accepted! This would probably be the least expensive option for medical school but I really think I prefer a larger university atmosphere. 10/29/2008 - Rejected from Pitt. This is the first rejection that actually hurts since I was born there and have family there. And it\'s an awesome school. :-( 10/31/2008 - First waitlist: University of Vermont. I was super impressed with the school, but it\'s really expensive and a bit far away. I\'m happy to still be considered there, but I\'m not devastated to be waitlisted either. 10/31/2008 - Holy crap. I\'ve been accepted at University of Maryland. I am SO excited about this school - it\'s crazy awesome and I would be completely happy here! I\'m still holding out for Columbia, though... 11/26/2008 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I awoke this morning with a little Thanksgiving present - an email from NYMC saying I have been accepted! 12/9/2008 - Tenth interview invite (MCW). I\'m almost 100% sure I\'d rather go to University of Maryland, so I think I\'m going to decline the invite. But at least I\'m into double digit invites! 12/10/2008 - I decided to decline the interview invitation at MCW and withdraw. I hope this frees up a spot for someone else! 12/12/2008 - I was waitlisted at WVU. It\'s not a surprise since I\'m OOS. 12/30/2008 - Eleventh interview invite (Jefferson). I\'ve been out of town so I didn\'t receive the email until 1/3/2009. The interview is in 4 days (1/7/2009) and I\'m still deciding what to do. 1/14/2009 - Found out I was rejected at Rochester (via snail mail) and Cornell (via status update). Oh well. 1/15/2009 - Ouch. Rejected at AECOM (I called the admissions office to get a status update). I liked the school, but I have a feeling I would have picked Maryland in the end anyway. It just sucks that it\'s my first post-interview rejection. I\'m still praying everyday for Columbia to come through - it\'s by far my first choice and a perfect fit for me! 1/20/2009 - Letter of intent sent to Columbia. I have heard that they respond well to these, so we\'ll see what happens. Columbia is far and away my top choice and I would go there if accepted no matter what. 2/6/2009 - I decided to cancel my upcoming interview at Jefferson. This was the hardest one for me to withdraw from - I really liked it when I visited Philadelphia last year, but I\'m pretty sure I wouldn\'t choose Jefferson over Maryland. Not only that, but I don\'t really have the money or energy to travel up to Philly for the interview. 2/9/2009 - Update letter sent to Columbia. I\'m so excited to share with them all of the fun stuff I\'ve been doing this past 6 months! PLEASE ACCEPT ME! 2/24/2009 - Received a rejection letter from UVA. Whatever. I don\'t think I\'d go there over Maryland anyway. I\'m just not a big fan of Charlottesville. 3/9/2009 - Got my post-interview rejection from Columbia. I\'m very very disappointed but life goes on.