Undergraduate College: Wayne State University
Undergraduate Area of Study: History/Humanities
MCAT: BS 11, PS 10, VR 11, Q
Overall GPA: 3.71
Science GPA: 3.60
Non-traditional applicant. I graduated with a BA in History originally intending to go to law school. Graduated with honors, decided not to apply to law schools, and investigated medicine. Returned to school to take the pre-reqs with a do-it-yourself post bac, got a job, got engaged, bought a house, got married, started taking classes toward a BS as a requirement of my employer. Finally decided to actually apply after moving away from medicine for a few years.
AMCAS submitted: 6/7/2011
- Submitted: 6/7/2011
- Secondary Completed: 8/1/2011
- Interview Invite: 8/22/2011
- Interview Attended: 9/8/2011
- Waitlisted: No
- Accepted: 9/30/2011
- Rejected: No
This was my first choice mostly because it is the closest school to my house. I also like the large class size, traditional curriculum and local reputation. Interview was very laid back and low-stress, and I talked to a handful of MS2\'s who were very friendly.
Summary of Application Experience
I had few EC's that are considered necessary for admission to medical school: no research, no shadowing, a little tutoring during undergrad, no leadership and I started hospital volunteering after submitting my application. I applied EDP for this reason, expecting to have to apply next cycle anyway. It worked out for me, as I was accepted by my first choice school through their Early Decision Program. I believe my non-traditional status helped my application, including my job as an armed security guard in post-Katrina New Orleans.