WAMC 3.94/521


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Jun 15, 2019
  1. Pre-Medical
    Hi everyone! I got my MCAT score yesterday and it was much higher than I expected, so I’m a little lost in terms of making a school list…any edits/additions to make it feel less top-heavy would be greatly appreciated!!
    1. cGPA = 3.94, sGPA = 3.89
    2. Spanish and biology majors (BA degrees), chem minor
    3. 521 (130/130/131/130)
    4. Pennsylvania resident, ties to Maryland
    5. ORM (white female), LGBT
    6. Rising senior at state school
    7. Clinical:
      1. HIV testing at a free clinic in my hometown (~150 hours)
      2. Hospital volunteering (mix of patient floors, ED, and PACU)(~350 hours)
    8. Research:
      1. Research associate in the ED (~500 hours, 150 more projected)
      2. presented a literature review poster about health disparities in ESL speakers at a global studies conference at my school
    9. Shadowing
      1. FM: 28h
      2. EM: 24h
      3. Thoracic surgery: 5h
    10. Non-clinical volunteering
      1. Working with a nonprofit raising money for HIV/AIDS research, as well as LGBTQ+ community outreach (~100 hours, I initially projected 50 more hours because of covid but the organization reopened earlier than I expected, so I will probably have closer to 100 additional hours)
    11. Work Experiences
      1. Tutor for chemistry, anatomy, Spanish, and math at my university, (~450 hours, ~100 more projected)
    12. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
      1. I’m a runner, and I have some other unique hobbies I mentioned in my app
      2. Not sure if this counts as leadership per se, but in my tutoring job I help to train new hires and to lead workshops about improving the quality of tutoring at the center
      3. Studied abroad in Spain for a summer
    13. Relevant honors or awards
      1. Presidential scholarship
      2. Dean’s list (5 out of 6 semesters, covid ruined my streak lol)
      3. Phi Beta Kappa
    14. Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): healthcare yes, but no doctors
    15. Specialty of interest: so far, I'm open to anything!
    16. Graduate degrees: none
    17. Interest in rural health (y/n): open to anything!
    18. Some other random stuff:
      1. I’m really interested in working with underserved populations, especially Spanish speakers and the LGBTQ+ community
      2. I want to pursue an MPH or a similar combined degree, but I’m not married to the idea
    School List:
    Penn State
    Cooper (is this a donation? I really like their mission but if it’s not worth it I’ll take it off!)
    Mt Sinai
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