Undergrad Ed School: University of California, San Diego - Bioengineering
Cumulative Undergrad. GPA: 3.50
Science Undergrad. GPA: 3.54
Last 45 Hours GPA: 3.91
Age at application time: 25
1st GRE: 650V 720Q 4.5
Direct Patient Care: EMT-B (3500 hours)
Extracurricular/Research Activities: Anatomy TA, UCSD Cancer Center Outreach Volunteer, EKG Dept. Volunteer, UCSD Undergraduate Research Program, Habitat for Humanity, PA Shadowing
Schools Applied: Um, in retrospect, way too many...
Application Submitted Date: 6/28/10
Schools Received Application Date: 7/6/10
Interview Invites: Stony Brook, Rosalind Franklin, UT Southwestern, Salus, MCPHS Worcester, Midwestern Downers Grove & Glendale, Quinnipiac, UMDNJ, Hofstra, DeSales, Saint Francis, University of Florida (to be continued...)
Denied: Philadelphia University (to be continued...)
Withdrew Application: Salus, Midwestern Downers Grove & Glendale, Hofstra, DeSales, Saint Francis, University of Florida (to be continued...)
Waitlisted: (to be continued...)
Accepted: Rosalind Franklin (to be continued?)
Attending: (to be determined...)
To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if I set the record for most schools applied, or at least came close. I felt I was good on paper, but I just couldn't be sure, seeing how competitive programs are especially given the rise in applicants over the years. But mostly, I was pretty terrified of interviews actually, and I felt like I needed as many interviews as possible to make sure I got in at least somewhere.
Well lo and behold, my very first interview, at Rosalind Franklin, resulted in quick offer of acceptance! And coming out of that interview, I did not feel confident at all about how it went. But I guess that just goes to show how severely I underestimated my chances, and how I really should have had more confidence in myself. Granted, I hope the rest of these interviews result in similarly positive fashion. But at this point, I can't complain. The process is going great so far, and I'll be going to PA school somewhere next year!