Diverse background, grew up overseas (speak Turkish fluently) Hospital Volunteer = 300+ Hours Community Outreach Coordinator for School = 1 Year Involved in community throughout college (with kids, at nursing homes, with homeless, Salvation Army, Katrina trip) Physician Shadowing = +/- 150 Hours (15+ Specialties) Research = 2 Years Parasite Research (won award at statewide poster presentation), 1 Year Exercise Science Research, 1 Year Geriatrics Research in off year before medical school President of Sports Medicine Club = 2 Years Officer for school Chapter of Sigma Zeta = 1 Year Varsity Soccer Team = 1 Year Varsity Cross Country Team = 3 Years Resident Assistant = 3 Years Worked +/- 25 hours per week throughout college Tutor for Sports Medicine classes = 1 Year Honors College Dean's List 5 Semesters, President's List 2 Semesters Various Academic/Athletic Awards Tons of Intramural Sports Marathon Runner (with Team World Vision) Guitar for 6 years
Enjoyed college tremendously!
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: Belhaven College
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 509
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.87
Science GPA: 3.81
Summary of Application Experience
6/4 - Submitted primary AMCAS application 6/9 - AMCAS application was verified, waiting begins 7/7 - Received secondary from UMC, submitted it 30 minutes later. No essays :-) 7/11 - Received and submitted the Wake Forest secondary. These easy secondaries are nice! 7/15 - Received and submitted the VCU secondary. It feels good to get these, even if you do drop a good deal of money for them. 8/19 - Submitted the Loyola secondary. 8/22 - Invited to interview at UMC! Set interview day for 9/11. 10/27 - Offered full tuition scholarship to UMC as part of MD/PhD program. 11/4 - Invited to Interview at Loyola. Even though I'm pretty sure I'll go to UMC, I love Chicago and I love Loyola, so I'm going to attend the interview.