Hi everyone, please chance me for the following schools! I applied early to Harvard so nothing I can do about that application but I’m anxiously waiting to hear back and need something to pass the time.
Applying to: Harvard (SCEA), Brown (PLME), Yale, UPenn, Siena College (for the Albany Medical College Program), Northwestern
ACT: 36C, 36R, 36E, 35M,36S
didn’t take subject tests
Ranking: 38/315 (the IB program at my school is huge)
AP Test Scores: World History (3), Euro History (5), Lit and Comp (5), Human Geo (5), US History (4), Lang and Comp (4)
IB Test Scores: Calc AB (6)
Classes I am currently taking: IB Music SL, IB Spanish HL, IB History of the Americas HL, AP Calc BC, IB Bio HL, IB English HL
Honors: AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, Hispanic National Merit, Ventures Scholar, Rotary Club Award for Excellence in Service, Ventures Scholar, 1st prize winner of Sarah Baird Fouse Wind Competition
ECs: Principal Flautist for local county-wide orchestra, flute for 6 years, Founder/President of school’s Arts in Medicine program, through this program I started a PenPal program with a nursing home and organized multiple visits to the nursing home to play music/card games and talk to the patients, Synchronized swimming for 5 years (mostly in middle school but it was a huge part of my life and we won state competitions and placed top 10 nationally), Varsity Swimming, HOSA, National Honor Society, Hispanic National Honor Society, synchronized swimming coach for three years, taught flute here and there for a couple of years, Alachua County Honor band
As part of my application, I uploaded my resume, two flute solos, and pictures from my club and the Hands Across the World Trip
Community Service: mostly my club, sent in a proposal to a nonprofit called Hands Across the World which was accepted so I raised around $1,000 dollars (and art materials for over 100 children) for the trip and went with them to Latacunga, Ecuador (my mom’s hometown) where I translated and provided art therapy to the patients, along with watching super cool surgeries. Guess I should explain that Hands Across the World is a group of doctors and nurses that visits Ecuador annually to provide free surgeries to underserved indigenous populations. In addition to this, I have volunteered at a neuroscience lab for the last few months (over 150 hours so far, i’ve helped with research on memory and aging in the hippocampus and stuff with estrogen receptors), also a co-author of a UF Research Paper on Demonstration of high-performance cryogenic probe arms for deployable IFUs
Hooks: URM, hispanic woman interested in medicine
Wrote my essay on being culturally diverse and how being bicultural has made my life difficult (but it had a comical tone)
Also had a letter of recommendation from a CRNA from the Hands Across the World trip so hopefully that helped.
My dad went to Harvard for grad school as well so let’s hope legacy will help me!
Let me know what you guys think please!