2 years undergraduate research in Department of Integrative Biology (UT Austin) 10hrs/week (2 Months) of Doctor Observation; primarily an Orthopedic Surgeon 4hrs/week (5 Months) Volunteering at University Medical Center at Brackenridge 1st author publication in Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery (Current) Researcher in Center for Learning and Memory (35 hrs/week) (UT Austin) TA for Neurobiology Laboratory Award for Excellence in Bio Research from Undergraduate Research Forum Dean\\\'s Honored Graduate
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 516
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.76
Science GPA: 3.68
Summary of Application Experience
06/11 - TMDSAS application was received and began processing. 06/11 - Secondary submitted for Texas Tech (both schools use one) 06/11 - Secondary submitted for Texas A&M 06/30 - AMCAS Verified 07/13 - Secondary submitted for Baylor 07/24 - Secondary submitted for UT Southwestern 08/07 - Interview at Texas A&M (1st interview group!) 08/11 - Interview at UT San Antonio 09/05 - Interview at Baylor (1st interview group!) 09/27 - Interview at UT Southwestern 10/02 - Interview at Texas Tech El Paso 10/17 - Interview at Texas Tech Lubbock 11/14 - Pre-match offer from Texas A&M; 1st Acceptance! 01/09 - Interview at UTMB Galveston 02/01 - Matched to Texas Tech Lubbock; 2nd Acceptance! 02/01 - Automatic withdrawal from A&M and Tech El Paso due to Rank List. 02/16 - Letter of Interest/Update letter sent to Baylor 04/01 - Second update letter to Baylor (my publication was accepted) 04/15 - Called UT Houston (I have received NO communication from them) and the lady in the admissions office told me that the dean \'prefers not to send out rejection letters\'. In other words they leave you hanging until you call enough to get someone to look up your profile and not hang up when you hadn\'t interviewed. Man I\'m bitter about this. 04/21 - Update letters sent to UT San Antonio and UT Southwestern. 04/28 - Acceptance from San Antonio. Automatic withdrawal from UTMB, Tech 05/14 - Dean sent update letter to Southwestern and Baylor concerning an award 05/15 - Letter of Intent sent to Baylor. It\'s a last ditch effort.
Costs of applying to medical school:
I live in Austin, TX and therefore was able to drive to most of my interviews. I drive a Ford F150, so keep that in mind when I talk about the amount of money I spent on gas. When I went to Houston I stayed with a friend and when I went to Dallas I stayed at my parent\'s.