Low GPA, decent MCAT applicant. Ill be doing a post-bacc with Temple this year and plan to submit grade updates in November/December in hopes of demonstrating good academic performance which might swing me towards an interview.
Year in school: Graduated 6/2017 with Biochemistry and Interdiscplinary Honors, Currently in Gap Year
Country/state of residence: WA, Race: Asian
Cumulative GPA: 3.45, Science GPA: 3.25 (lowest grades due to injury in sophomore yr and family emergencies in senior year), planning to submit post-bacc grades in November
MCAT Score: 515 (CP: 128/CARS: 127/BB: 131/PS: 129)
Research: 150 hours Public health disparities research in Oxford, UK with a publication, Undergraduate Researcher at Seattle Childrens Research institute, 350 hours, no publications, conducted own project, strong LOR from PI, Clinical Research Associate at pharma company during gap year 800 hrs, submitted abstract to American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference 2018
Volunteering (clinical) – 115 hrs in neurocritical care unit, 75 hrs in emergency depeartment
Clinical work experience- 500 hours scribing in oncology (ongoing)
Physician shadowing – 165 hours in total; 75 in rural medicine (various specialties mainly FM), 30 in neurosurgery (strong MD LOR from physician), 20 hours peds sports medicine, 40 with DO in physical and rehabilitation medicine (DO LOR from physician)
Non-clinical volunteering: 300 hrs youth soccer coaching (LOR from coordinator), 355 hrs tutoring science for middle school kids
Rural Health Interest- yes for sure, hope to go into rural medicine and pediatric neuro
No applications have been submitted yet during this cycle.