Listed on primary application: - Computer Science: Bioinformatics major - Molecular bio research at The Salk Institute (3+ years) - Summer research (another molecular bio lab) at UCLA SOM - UCSD Chancellor's Research Scholar; Amgen Scholar - Software engineer for a structural genomics consortium (2.5 years) - Open source software developer (6+ months) - Shadowing (3 different MDs, 100 hours) - Nursing floor volunteer (1 quarter) - Biology TA (1 quarter) - Best Buddies (1 year) - Phi Beta Kappa
Listed on secondaries or sent in as updates: - 5 LORs: 2 research, 1 from TAing, 1 CS professor, 1 MD from shadowing - Second author on a J Struct Funct Genomics paper - Going to S. Korea in February for 5 months to work in a cell biology lab - I'm ESL, so I stressed my language barrier on secondaries
I took the MCAT twice, getting a 27Q (6VR, 10PS, 11BS) on the first try. There is hope!
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: UCSD
Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology