Research Assistant: Tai Chi for Chronic Heart Failure Research Assistant: Acupuncture for IBS Placebo Trial Publication: contributing author, from Acupuncture/IBS/Placebo Trial Graduate Resident Tutor in an undergrad dorm Volunteer and Project Lead: public health/safety project in Honduras
During Grad School
Community Diabetes Prevention Worker: Competitive Interdisciplinary Summer Internship with AHEC International Health Education Conference presentation: Cologne, Germany Research Assistant: Women's Health Survey Project, free clinic Master's Students Representative: Student Affairs Committee Superior Presentation Award: Health Sciences Center Annual Research Day
Shadowed 5 Ob/Gyns in a rural health clinic: 160 hours total Research Assistant: C. elegans malate dehydrogenase purification and quantification New College city league soccer team: 4 years Two poster presentations on malate dehydrogenase research Thesis on maternal hypothyroidism and its effects on the fetus defended for graduation in an oral baccalaureate exam Volunteer with my church youth group Two merit scholarships
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2006
Undergraduate college: New College of Florida
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Institution: University of South Florida
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Degree Obtained: MPH
Institution: Harvard Extension post-bac
Area of Study: Premedical Studies
Total MCAT SCORE: 514
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.78
Science GPA: 3.70
Summary of Application Experience
Update 4/27/08: I like Birmingham, but here is the sagest advice I can offer as an almost MS-2: DO NOT GO TO A SCHOOL THAT IS IN ITS FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTING A NEW CURRICULUM. The new curriculum is great, but the implementation has been unbelievably rocky, and I think it would be that way no matter what school I was at. MEDICAL SCHOOL IS HARD ENOUGH WITH A STABLE CURRICULUM; DO NOT VOLUNTEER TO BE EXPERIMENTED UPON.
Update 5/18: I'm attending UAB. It was incredibly tough to choose to turn down BU, but when it came down to it, I really wanted out of Boston. UAB is only a 5 hour drive from my family, and has a rational cost of living. It's also a great research school, so it's all in all pretty awesome, except that my husband has to stay in Boston until he finishes. Should be about a year and a half.
Moved from Florida to Boston in 2003 for my husband to get his PhD at MIT. I don't count as a resident in Florida, where I lived my first 23 years, or Massachusetts, where I have been living for the last 3 years. I'm feeling pretty disappointed about that.
I have to go to a school where my oceanographer husband can have a decent job and/or post-doc. Let me know if you think I left any great schools for these purposes off the list. Shout out to my Harvard Extension School compadres!