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  • User #7706

  • Application cycles: 2011
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Brief Profile: Jobs:
    -Leasing agent/pool monitor (I know sounds exciting!) (2000-04)
    -Umpire (2002-Present)
    -Garage Attendant at Oil Change (2005)
    -Chemical Engineering Internship with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. (2006)

    Volunteer Work:
    -Civic Theatre Assistant Director (2002 & 2003)
    -Civic Theatre Board of Directors (2001-2003)
    -American Red Cross Volunteer (2001-2003; had my own office by the end of it)
    -Scholar Athlete Tutor (2002)
    -Crop Walk Organizer/Volunteer (2001-2003)
    -Middle School Tutor (2004)
    = Total of about ~500 hrs. combined

    -Boys State/Nation Representative from Michigan (2002)
    -American Mathematics Competition Finalist (2002 & 2003)
    -Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition Finalist (2002)
    -Three Sport Varsity Letter Winner (2000-2003; Golf, Basketball, Baseball...I know, I'm a girl)
    -Couple of college scholarships that I have long since forgotten/used
    -Deans list for 4 semesters (2003-2005; went down ever since :)
    -Study Abroad London, England (2005, Jan-Apr)

    Clinical Work:
    -Emergency Dept. volunteer at local hospital (2004; ~50hrs)
    -Free Clinic Volunteer (2006-Present; ~8hrs/wk, ~120hrs total)
    -Physician Shadowing (2004, 2006; ~10hrs)
    -Nurse Practioner Shadowing...not sure if this helps (2006; ~2hrs/wk, ~20hrs total)

    -Cognitive Psycology (2002)
    -Chemical Engineering (2006-2007; modeling fluid and heat flow with computer program...not really health related but FUN!)

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2011

    • Undergraduate college: Michigan State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 507
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 129, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.61
    • Science GPA: 3.54

    Summary of Application Experience

    I'm a chemical engineering student who is applying next year if I don't get into medical school this year. Currently, I'm a fourth year junior and am trying to sneak in before graduating. I'm currently, after interviewing in February, on the waitlist at West Virginia University. The reason I'm not graduating this spring is that I got severely sick the fall of my third year at the beginning of the semester and fell so far behind (even a week is murder for chemE's, let alone a whole month), my advisor and I decided it was best to stretch my undergrad to 5 years. This actually turned out to be a blessing because I had more time to study for the MCAT's and have an extra semester to take some pre-req's for med school I would have had to cram in otherwise.

    I'm extremely excited either way (if I get in this year or have to reapply next year) but would like to know a couple of things:

    1)Should I retake the MCAT? Since taking the MCAT orginally I've taken more biology (including micro, physiology, and biochem). Also my grades aren't the best...

    2)In writing my personal essay, should I include the details on why I don't have any classes in the fall of 2005, or should I just wait until it gets brought up in the interview? There aren't any W's or anything because the advisor filled out a form explaining everything to the registrars just looks like I didn't take any classes then.

    3)Are there any other schools I should be looking at? I'm waiting for the new MSAR book to be available, but in the meantime I'm looking for any school that doesn't mind out of state students with my grades/MCAT (price isn't an issue because I'm joining the NAVY to pay for my schooling).

    Thanks for everyone's help!!!


    Michigan State University (DO)
    West Virginia University
    Wayne State University
    University of Michigan
    Michigan State University
    Rosalind Franklin University

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