-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
CLINICAL -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)
RESEARCH -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
CLUBS/FRATERNITIES -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
OTHER -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:
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.