Dean's List X6 (6 possible semesters)
ACS Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry Award (Given to 1 student / year) 4 semesters of volunteering in UW-Madison Hospital Peds Clinic 5 semesters of research (Arabidopsis Lab) UW Madison DDR Club President 1 year on a residence Hall Leadership Team, planning resident events Shadowed a hand specialist (16 hours of experience) Shadowed a Pediatrician and his residents and med students (1 semester) 6 years Customer Service Representative at a tennis/fitness center 2 Semesters tutoring students from underrepresented backgrounds (TRIO program) 2 Semesters as a Residence Hall Housefellow (RA)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2006
Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 520
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.74
Science GPA: 3.81
Summary of Application Experience
6/20/2006: MCAT scores come back. I'm pleasantly surprised, and push forward with the application process.
6/26/2006: My school notifies me that they've sent out my transcript.
6/28/2006: I submit my primary (transcript hasn't arrived yet.)
7/10/2006: I get an email indicating that my transcript arrived on 7/3/2006. My status is changed to ready for review.
8/1/2006: Verified, and added 4 more schools. Bring on the secondaries!
8/4/2006: By now, I've received 4 secondaries, and the University of Michigan autoinvited me for an interview based on my numbers. Huzzah! I'm completing one school's essays per day, 90 minutes per essay. I feel it's a good way to manage my time. =)
9/18/2006: Sorry, all, for the lack of updates! It's been a really busy time for me. I started my RA position, which has been eating a bit of time. I have finished all the secondaries, and I'm still waiting on some letters of recommendation to get into three of my 10 schools (meaning that I'm complete at 7). I just heard from CWRU that I've been invited, and my status at Pritzker changed a few days ago without an invite, so I assume the worst there. Hopes are still out, though! I look forward to my UMich interview this Friday.
9/22/2006: Busy day, lots of highs and lows! Finished with the Michigan Interview. It was much more of a sales pitch than I expected; apparrently they're really into getting the applicants that they accept. Hopefully it's me! I was invited to interview at UWisc, my home school, and rejected from Pritzker without an interview. Seems odd, as I feel that I'm at least competitive enough to be rejected post-interview! =) Ah, well. Happy hunting, all!
10/16/2006: Interview at MCW, waitlisted at UMich../boo.
11/14/2006: UWisc, my home school, rejects me today. I'm in-state here. So..2008 application cycle, anyone?
12/8/2006: MCW interview is weird.. I don't know what I think, for sure. I was invited today to UMN-TC. I'm excited for that one! It's a great prospect for me.
12/20/2006: I continue to lack success between interview and matriculation; this time, MCW, after their hellish interview, shoots me down. I'm not particularly surprised, but I was hoping...
It's becoming a struggle as I'm realistically having to accept what to do for the next 1-2 years should this not work out..