I'm very interested in doing an NIH-funded MD/PhD after I finish my B.S. at University of Washington - Seattle. I am currently a junior in credits, but this will be my sophomore year at UW. I am looking for advice right now about when I should take my MCAT, when I should apply to MD/PhD programs, and if I'm missing any major points on my application.
Demographics - Female, white
School - University of Washington, Seattle for B.S. in Molecular Biology, intended graduation in 2019.
I moved from Idaho in 2016 and established residency in Washington - paid my way through college by myself.
Academics - Current 3.66 GPA, on an upward trend to increase to 3.85+, just need to plan to take the MCAT.
Research - Evolution in E. coli under selective pressure from rifampicin and streptomycin with a PhD from Harvard for one year, presented at a research symposium. Currently developing qPCR primers to genotype two mouse models used for a prior study, and then using that genotyping data to study the expression of versican in mouse lungs in response to influenza infection. Potential to publish, and present at several symposiums, will probably last for two years. Good potential for letters of rec from PIs I've worked with here
Volunteering - Trying to get a spot volunteering at Harborview or Swedish
Extracurricular Activities - Founder of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) at UW, on the executive board of my sorority, oil painting, freelance photography, and skiing
Clinical Experience - Shadowing in the ER at UWMC, and in anesthesia at NWMC, will have worked for 3+ years as a histology and veterinary pathology assistant at UW Research
I'm just looking for any advice about things I should be doing or thinking about, especially with regard to timing my applications and tests.