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  • User #5607

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Utah
  • Brief Profile: EDUCATION
    ▪ B.S. in Microbiology?Brigham Young University, August 2006. Visual Art Minor.
    ▪ Korean Language Proficiency: reading, writing, and speaking.

    ▪ Graphic Designer for BYU Wellness and Human Resource Development.
    ▪ Biology Core Facility teaching assistant.
    ▪ Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD): Water Quality Analyst.
    ▪ BYU Research assistant, department of Integrative Biology: State of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) Trout project.
    ▪ BYU Research assistant, department of Microbiology: Mitochondrial genomic analysis of sculpin fish.

    ▪ $1500 Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Grant recipient.
    ▪ Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Member, BYU Chapter.
    ▪ Golden Key National Honors Society Member.
    ▪ BYU Academic Scholarships.
    ▪ BYU Visual Arts Scholarship.
    ▪ Deseret News Sterling Scholar Competition, Finalist and Runner-up in Visual Arts for the state of Utah.

    ▪ 2 years lab experience in Molecular biology lab. Studied mitochondrial genomic analysis of sculpin distribution in Montana.
    ▪ 9 months lab experience in physiology lab working with mouse colonies in BYU?s Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) facility. Projects included transgenic phenotype rescue of mice models that express disorders comparable to human osteoarthritis.
    ▪ 4 months lab experience with CUWCD doing water quality tests, sampling, and short research projects.

    ▪ Boy Scouts of America Varsity Leader.
    ▪ Humanitarian aid to Ethiopia, opened a clinic & teaching tents.
    ▪ 6 months volunteer service at UVRMC in the Radiology Department (CT).
    ▪ 6 months volunteer service in the Cottonwood Hospital Emergency Room.
    ▪ 4 months volunteer service in the Huntsman Cancer Institute infusion room.
    ▪ 2 year volunteer representative to South Korea for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    ▪ Eagle Scout Award recipient.

    ▪ BYU Men's Chorus.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 498
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 125, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.62
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    Took the MCAT, got married, sang in LDS Conference session, took my finals, worked in two labs, all in the same month, therefore my MCAT stunk. Applied to a ton of DO school, got in 5 and I'm as pleased as punch!

    Applied, Rejected

    Wake Forest University

    Applied, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University
    Georgetown University

    Application Complete

    Oklahoma State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Creighton University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    George Washington University
    University of Toledo
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Ohio State University
    Rush Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    University of Miami
    University of Vermont
    University of Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Ohio University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Utah

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Des Moines University


    University of North Texas
    A.T. Still University - Kirksville
    Arizona College of Mid. University
    Kansas City University
    West Virginia (D.O.)

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