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  • User #7840

  • Application cycles: 2007
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: North Carolina
  • Brief Profile: MCAT
    -April 2007 - 26Q (PS 8, VR 8, BS 10)
    -August 2005 - 24O (PS 7, VR 9, BS 8)

    -B.S. Biology
    ----Overall GPA = 3.31
    ----BCPM GPA = 3.16
    ----Science GPA = 3.12

    -M.P.H. Epidemiology
    ----Overall GPA = 3.60

    -completed another 26 credits at my undergrad university to raise GPA
    GPA Increases
    ----Overall GPA: 3.31 -> 3.37
    ----BCPM GPA: 3.16 -> 3.28
    ----Science GPA: 3.12 -> 3.27

    -Volunteer Nursing Assistant at Reduced Fee Clinic - 2 years (90 hrs)
    -Volunteer EMT - 3 years (1500 hrs)
    -EMS Squad Secretary of the Board of Directors - 1 year
    -Hospital Volunteer - 2 years (220 hrs)

    -Shadowed D.O. - 8 hours
    -Shadowed M.D. - 20 hours

    -Clinical Research Coordinator in the Cardiology & Electrophysiology department at a major teaching hospital - 40 hrs/wk paid job (1 year)
    -Master of Public Health Research Project on Germ Cell Tumors
    -Pediatric Cancer Research Assistant -paid work @ 20 hrs/wk for 1 year
    -Emergency Medicine Research Associate - 1.5 years (350 hrs)
    -Undergraduate Honors Research - 1.5 years

    -School of Pubic Health Student Senate - 2 years; Secretary - 1 year
    -Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity - 3 years; Secretary - 1 year
    -Pre-Med Club - 2 years

    -Volunteer at Animal Shelter - 7 months (4 hrs/month)
    -Organizing and participating in several one-time volunteer activities (Relay for Life, clothing drives, Adopt-a-Highway, etc.)
    -Study Abroad in Peru - 1.5 months
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2007

    • Undergraduate college: NC State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Minnesota
    • Area of Study: [missing]
    • Degree Obtained: MPH
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 502
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 125, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.37
    • Science GPA: 3.28

    Summary of Application Experience

    SR = Secondary Received
    SS = Secondary Submitted
    II = Interview Invite
    I = Interview Date
    A = Acceptance
    WD = Withdrew
    R = Rejected

    I'm a 2nd time applicant from the 2005-2006 cycle. I applied to 16 MD schools and received 1 interview from an in-state school. I was rejected pre- or post-secondary by the others. At that time, I knew pretty much nothing about osteopathic medicine. I started reading and talking about it with my friends and family but still wasn't sure. Then, I went to an open house at VCOM (fall 2006) and WVSOM (spring 2007), and I loved it and can see a place for me to fit into osteopathic medicine especially with my background in public health. So, here goes round 2! I'm applying to 3 of my in-state MD schools and several DO schools.

    I'm really excited about applying and working my hardest to get everything done EARLY EARLY EARLY!!!! GOOD LUCK to everyone! :)

    4/7/2007 - re-took MCAT (scores released 5/9/2007 [fingers crossed])

    4/2007 - asking for letters of recommendation; writing personal statement; completing spring semester post-bacc classes and hoping they raise my GPA

    5/9/2007 - MCAT scores are in. I was hoping for more improvement, but for now I'll take it!

    5/18/2007 - Pre-med committee file is complete.

    6/5/2007 - AMCAS has received all of my transcripts.

    7/2/2007 - AACOMAS still hasn't received one of my transcripts...eek! I overnight another copy.

    7/2/2007 - AMCAS & AMCOMAS submitted...yay...finally!

    7/5/2007 - AMCOMAS has received all of my transcripts

    7/13/2007 - AMCAS processing is complete!

    7/16/2007 - I received my 1st secondary from ECU. Time to write more fav...haha...eww!

    7/19/2007 - AACOMAS processing is complete!

    8/27/2007 - Via email I received my 1st interview invite from WVSOM! I'm thrilled! Now if I could just send in a few more secondaries!

    9/3/2007 - It's labor day, and I'm spending the entire day slaving away at secondary essays. Wish me luck. :)

    9/13/2007 - VCOM just called to invite me to interview next week (9/19/2007)....YAYAY!! I'm so excited!! :)

    9/27/2007 - VCOM called and I'M IN!!!!!!! I'm soooo happy!!! They are my #1 choice. I will withdraw from my WVSOM interview. I'm not sure what I will do about the other schools.

    9/28/2007 - I decided to withdraw from WVSOM and cancel the interview. WVSOM is an amazing school, but I just have this feeling that VCOM is the best fit for me.

    10/10/2007 - DMU emailed an interview invite today...Wow, what a great school!

    10/23/2007 - After some thought, I have chosen to withdraw from DMU. I've lived in the midwest before, but I find myself happier at this point in my life closer to my family in the southeast.

    12/6/2007 - I mailed in the $1200 deposit today!! VCOM is the ONE!! I have such an amazing feeling about the program and location. I can't wait for August 2008! :)

    Applied, Rejected

    Wake Forest University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of North Carolina
    East Carolina University
    Lincoln Memorial University
    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Touro University - Harlem
    Nova Southeastern University
    Pikeville College
    Lake Erie College - Bradenton

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    West Virginia (D.O.)
    Des Moines University


    Edward Via Virginia College

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