||11-03-2010 06:15 AM
Originally Posted by ucladoc2b
Your grades are pretty good with a strong upward trend. You do not need an SMP. Your MCAT is great. Your activities cover the bases (your interest in rural health is pretty unique and could be your application hook, provided you show sustained interest).
Few questions to really assess how you will do.
1. What state do you live in?
2. Sorry if this is personal: do you consider yourself economically disadvantaged?
3. What was your research in?
4. What was did your clinical work entail?
5. Who is writting your LORs?
6. What are your career goals?
thanks guys, do appreciate it.
2. My family's as middle class as you can get, so I'd say no.
3. In total I've worked at 3 research institutions: 1 in DNA recombination (wet lab), 1 in the molecular pathways of lyme disease at a national laboratory (wet lab), and then currently I study the hippocampus through behavioral studies in primates. Last job was for two years, first two add up to 1 year collectively.
4. I've been a ER volunteer for the past 2 years, and then that medical trip I mentioned above.
5. Two science teachers from my Neuro classes- fairly respected in their field, but I wish I had gotten to know them better. I have 1 letter from a MBBS doctor (international MD-like degree) that is probably very good. My non-science LOR is in the works right now, will definitely have one by the end of the year, perhaps from my writing professor.
6. Career goals are to bring subsidized health care to poorer populations if all goes to plan.