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  • User #5345

  • Application cycles: 2006
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Indiana
  • Brief Profile: I'm a social work major and math minor.
    AMCAS GPA includes freshmen grades from a different college. I have a 3.85 at SMC.

    *Dean's List (all semesters)
    *highest merit scholarship
    *national honor society for my major
    *student representative for my school at local hospital fundraiser appreciation
    *nominated for local community service-related award for a scholarly project

    Clinical Experience
    *shadowed pediatrician at office and hospital (including ER)~25 hrs
    *clinic asst. at local health clinic for uninsured and working poor
    2 hrs/wk during school year (1 semester...will continue next year)
    *ACI CPR Cert. and First Aid Basics Cert.
    *working at a Visiting Nurses Assoc. this year doing home visits with patients (16-20 hours/wk)

    Other Volunteering
    *worked with kids to promote non-violence for 1 semester
    *therapeutic horseback riding (class leader, worked with developmentally disabled students) for 1 year

    *grader for Math Dept. (all anywhere from 4-10 hrs/wk)
    *food bank Intern 30 hrs/wk over one summer

    *Treasurer of Straight and Gay Alliance (05-06 school year), Vice President (06-07 school year)
    *Pianist (15 years...stopped taking lessons mid-way through high school, so I've just been playing for fun since then)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2006

    • Undergraduate college: Saint Mary's College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 507
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 126, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.78
    • Science GPA: 3.74

    Summary of Application Experience

    5/1: Talked with all my recommenders and gave them my packet of stuff to help them know more about me (I have 5: 1 bio, 1 chem, 1 math, 1 from my major advisor, and 1 from the pediatrician I shadowed)
    5/11: AMCAS received transcript from the first college I went to
    5/12: Bio recommender e-mailed and said he's done with my letter. Woah, he's fast!
    5/15: AMCAS, PS are done
    5/22: AMCAS received transcript from SMC
    5/28: My major advisor recommender said she is done with her letter

    6/07: Chem recommender said he is done with my letter (only 1 more academic reference to go!)
    6/11: Submitted AMCAS (to IU, Loyola, Cinncinati, and Georgetown)! The only consistent advice I've received is to apply EARLY, so I decided to go ahead and send it in. I figure I can send update letters once my summer classes are through. I can add the other schools after my MCAT scores come in.
    6/12: Math recommender is done with her letter (yay! they're all done!)
    6/14: AMCAS is done processing. Wow! 3 days!
    6/18: Pediatrician that I shadowed is done with his letter. Woohoo!
    6/19: MCAT scores finally arrived!
    6/20: Added Creighton, Emory, and Ohio State to AMCAS. Now, the waiting begins for secondaries.
    6/23: Secondary received from OSU. Woah! Was not expecting it to be so quick
    6/26: Secondary received from Georgetown
    6/27: Pediatrician sent his LOR's to Georgetown and OSU (my advisor is at an all week conference, so my academic ones won't go out until the first week of July)
    6/28: I've written OSU's, Georgetown's, and Loyola's (from last year) secondary essays. Now, lots of editing. I want to get OSU's and Georgetown's sent in before the 4th
    6/30: Sent in Creighton's online secondary. I need to mail in another form and will do that tomorrow or Monday

    7/1: Submitted Georgetown's, OSU's, the the second half of Creighton's secondaries and bought a suit for interviews :)
    7/3: Advisor said she'd send out my LOR's this week *crosses fingers*
    7/5: Oops! Apparently I forgot to tell my recommenders that I applied to Creighton and two of them put the different schools' names on the different envelopes. I e-mailed them, hopefully this will be resolved soon! Also, OSU posted they received my clinical letter
    7/6: Bio recommender sent new letter to pre-med advisor for Creighton (1 down, 1 to go). OSU and Georgetown have officially received my secondaries (and $$)
    7/7: Math recommender sent new letter to pre-med advisor for Creighton (that was fast!)
    7/11: Complete at Georgetown and OSU
    7/14: Advisor is on vacation for the rest of July but will send out letter packets around the end of July/early August if I get secondaries between now and then
    7/15: Sent updates to OSU and Georgetown in regards to my grades in my first summer session
    7/16: Submitted U. of Cincinnati's secondary and also sent them an email about my summer course grades
    7/17: Woohoo! Loyola secondary came today!
    7/18: Discovered that Loyola also wants a LOR from a prof at my first undergrad. Will contact a prof tomorrow, hopefully she'll be willing to write one!
    7/20: Yay, she'll write a letter. She said she'd get it to Loyola by August 28th (I'm crossing my fingers for earlier, but that date would be fine, I think)
    7/25: Mailed out Loyola's secondary!
    7/26: Creighton cashed my check

    8/2: File Complete at Creighton!
    8/4: Secondary packet from IU! Technically, it got here yesterday, but I just got home today. It says I should get my interview date in about 4-6 weeks via e-mail
    8/5: Mailed $$ and legal form to IU. Pediatrician I shadowed said he would send out his letter/form to them today, too. Trying to figure out who the right person is to send the 'Dean's Letter' form
    8/8: Sent summer school grades to my schools
    8/9: IU Interview!! Oh my gosh, I'm so excited!! So much for 4-6 weeks!
    8/10: I wish my advisor would send my LORs to IU, Loyola, and U. of Cincinnati...I want to be complete!
    8/11: For some reason, I was afraid maybe Loyola did not receive my secondary so I caved and called them. Luckily, they do have it :)
    8/14: Prof from first college mailed her LOR today! I wasn't expecting it so soon! Awesome
    8/21: Submitted IU's Dean's Letter to correct office and complete at U. of Cincinnati
    8/24: Since Loyola only does status checks on Thursdays, I called today and my file is complete! I'm finally complete everywhere, so now the waiting begins...

    9/5: Got Loyola's letter saying I'm complete...not that I didn't already know that, but it's nice to hear from them nonetheless :)
    9/6: IU Interview! It went well...I had the nicest 75 year old man ever
    9/7: Called Loyola and they said my app has been reviewed and has been placed in the re-review at a later date pile :(
    9/8: Creighton interview invite!
    9/11: Scheduled Creighton interview for 10/13
    9/13: Called IU just to make sure they have my LOR's and the Dean's Certification form, and they do (yay)
    9/16: Received postcard from IU saying I'm complete (dated 9/14)
    9/19: G-town rejection letter received, not terribly surprised

    10/13: Interview at Creighton! Great place!!
    10/20: IU ACCEPTANCE!! I'm going to medical school! :-D
    10/20 part 2: Withdrew from OSU and Cinci

    11/3: CREIGHTON ACCEPTANCE!! Woohoo! I called them and they told me over the phone. Letters are going out today, so I should get it sometime next week. I also confirmed that IU got my letter reserving my spot in the class
    11/14: Got email from Creighton saying they received my reservation for a spot in the class and my deposit

    12/06: Withdrew from Loyola

    ~03/15: Withdrew Creighton acceptance

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Georgetown University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Ohio State University
    Loyola University Chicago
    University of Cincinnati


    Indiana University
    Creighton University

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