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  • User #9785

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Brief Profile: Clinical Experiences:
    - Summer 2008 - Mary Ann Lunsford Summer Externship in Cardiology - UTHouston
    - Hospital Internship - Mexico as part of Study Abroad - Rotations completed: Surgery, Obstetrics-Gynecology & Emergency Medicine (55 hours)
    - Data Collection Sickle Cell Pain Patients in Hematology Clinic ? for the study of sensitization as a result of vaso-occlusive pain early in life (20 hours)

    Shadowing Experiences:
    - Emergency Medicine (16 hours)
    - Pediatric Cardiology (5 hours)
    - Neonatology (16 hours)
    - General Pediatrics (8 hours)

    Research:
    - Spring 2007 to present - USCSOM - Examining age-specific and sex-specific response and its molecular basis to Endothelin-1, a protein related to vaso-occlusive pain in Sickle-cell Patients; Examining changes in cutaneous nociceptors associated with Fetal Alcohol Exposure
    - Summer 2004 - Emory University - Vaccine Research Center - T-Cell involvement in the specific immune response to viral infections. (40 hrs per wk - 7 wks)
    - Summer 2003 - University of North Texas Health Science Center - Investigated new reconstituted lipoproteins as a method of transport for chemotherapeutic agents (40 hrs per wk - 8 wks)

    Future Presentations:
    - Altered peripheral and spinal innervation patterns in a rodent model of fetal alcohol exposure: implications for somatosensation and nociception. Society for Neuroscience. November 2008
    - Small Group Based Elementary School Activities for Brain Awareness Week Society for Neuroscience. November 2008

    Past Presentations:
    - Changes in Cutaneous Peptidergic & Nonpeptidergic Nociceptors Associated with Fetal Ethanol Exposure. Presented at: SYNAPSE 2008 - College of Charleston, Georgia & South Carolina Neuroscience Consortium - Spring 2008, & Discovery Day 2008 - University of South Carolina, Columbia
    - Vaso-occlusive Pain Early in Life Increases Acute Procedural Pain in Pediatric Sickle Cell Population. Presented at: SYNAPSE 2007 - Davidson College, North Carolina

    Employment:
    - Standardized Patient & Ultrasound Program - University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    - Desk Assistant ? University Housing - University of South Carolina
    - Student Assistant ? Healthy Carolina Office ? University of South Carolina

    Academic Honors & Scholarships:
    - McNair Scholar ? University of South Carolina awards 20 out-of-state students annually with a scholarship for $12,000 plus in-state tuition for all four years based on academic achievement and scholarship.
    - Undergraduate Research Fellowship ? $ 3,000 Grant to fund research conducted at the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine.
    - Alpha Epsilon Delta ? National Pre-Medical Honor Society ? Treasurer
    - Phi Beta Kappa

    Outreach & Volunteerwork:
    - Spring 2008 - Brain Awareness Week - Coordinator & Planner for a local elementary school (65 hours)
    - Summer 2005 & 2006 - Hospital Volunteer - Cook Children?s Medical Center (70 hours) - Fort Worth, Texas
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of South Carolina - Columbia
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
    • Institution: Part of Interdisciplinary Degree:
    • Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: Part of Interdisciplinary Degree:
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.93
    • Science GPA: 3.86

    Application Complete, Rejected

    George Washington University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Medical University of South Carolina

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    UMDNJ - New Jersey

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Accepted

    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    University of Texas, Houston
    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Baylor College
    University of South Carolina

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