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  • User #6246

  • Application cycles: 2006
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Brief Profile: During Post-Bac

    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

    During Undergrad

    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
    • Area of Study: [missing]
    • Degree Obtained: MPH
    • Institution: Harvard Extension post-bac
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • 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!

    AMCAS submitted: 7/19
    Transcipts received: 7/25
    Verified: 8/24

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Columbia University
    George Washington University
    Tufts University
    Emory University
    Baylor College
    New York University
    Cornell University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Yale University
    Brown University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Duke University
    Florida State University
    University of Kentucky
    Uniformed Services University
    Georgetown University
    University of Louisville
    SUNY Downstate
    University of South Florida

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Florida
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Accepted

    University of Alabama
    University of Miami
    Boston University
    University of Maryland
    University of South Alabama

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