-Neuroscience research starting junior year -Shadowed family practitioner in clinic, free clinic, nursing home (160 hours) -Shadowed two surgeons in clinic and OR (40+ hours) -Worked as medical assistant in clinic and hospital (275 hours) -Kids & Chemistry Program -Tae Kwon Do black belt -hospital volunteer during school year x 5 semesters in various depts (196 hours) -hospital volunteer at home hospital x 2 summers (116 hours) -James Scholar x 6 semesters (completed honors projects each semester) -CPR/First Aid cert -Alpha Epsilon Delta member w/volunteer experiences -EMS Club member -Dean's List & various honor societies
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2006
Undergraduate college: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Opening thoughts: Submitted AMCAS and secondaries early, and I'm glad I got all the apps done early. Had to wait on letters of rec, but the one I waited on was definitely worth it! :) I've been blessed to have multiple interviews and even more so with multiple acceptances. It's been a fun/stressful/unique experience on the interview trail to say the least.
Closing thoughts: ...And it's final, I'll be at UIC next year! This has been an insanely long and expensive application process but I'm pretty happy with how it went.
Application Complete, Rejected
University of Rochester
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
AMCAS added 9/30, C: 10/16, W: 12/6, R: 11/27 - USPS can be slow