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  • User #9613

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: ECs:
    ? 3 years at county hospital (NICU, pediatrics ward, and ophthalmology clinic)
    ? 100 hrs at a downtown LA health clinic; shadowed DO physician & measured patient vitals and suc
    ? 3 years research (1 publication, 1 abstract presentation at national conference, 1 oral/poster presentation at Fellowship Ceremony)
    ? Leadership position with various on-campus clubs (co-president, webmaster, etc.)
    ? Actively involved with a on-campus cultural club (wrote the screenplay and appeared as a lead actor in one of the play)
    ? Semester abroad on Catalina Island, conducting independent research on a topic of my interest (i.e., effects of phosphate on oceanic microbial communities)
    ? Currently doing a competitive public policy internship in Washington D.C., regarding environmental health and how it impacts patient care and societal well-being. My interest is to connect environmental issues within my own clinical practice to improve healthcare.
    ? A few distinguished/unique awards here and there
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: USC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.68
    • Science GPA: 3.54

    Summary of Application Experience

    ? I hope to update my profile as I apply for medical schools. I consider myself to be an average candidate--I do not have exceptional numbers (40/4.0)--but hopefully ECs and perseverance will lead me to the light at the end of the tunnel :)

    6/25: Submitted AMCAS, editing the PS took way longer than expected!


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