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  • User #10265

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: - Tutor for one of the hardest computer science classes at UCSD (designed exams, graded programs, held lab hours)
    - One of several authors on a computer science paper
    - Volunteer for 3 months at Hoag Hospital
    - 50+ hours shadowing a cosmetic surgeon including time in the OR
    - Post-Bacc GPA of 4.0 over 14 pre-med courses
    - Ranked #1 in ChemistryB and ChemistryC (out of a class of 400 students, only A+ in class)
    - Ranked #2 in OChemA & OChemB (out of a class of 150 students)
    - Worked full time 40-hour/week graveyard shift while maintaining a 4.0 during first two quarters of post-bacc
    - Working 20-hours/week during the rest of post-bacc
    - UCI Eye Institute Research
    - Co-ed IM volleyball, rock climbing, hiking, photography

    SR: Secondary Received
    SS: Secondary Sent
    C: Complete
    II: Interview Invitation
    I: Interview
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: UCSD
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: UCI
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.39
    • Science GPA: 3.62

    Summary of Application Experience

    I am trying to narrow down a list of 20-30 schools I will apply to. Remember that I am a non-trad applicant so I am limited in some respects because I may not meet the requirements of each school, e.g. I do not have one year of Biology labs for UCI.

    Took MCAT. Scored 36,38,38,36 on AAMC 7,8,9,10 respectively but real thing was harder. Praying for 34+.

    75% done with PS, still need 3 of 3 LORs sent in to my letter service, need transcripts sent to AMCAS, need to work on final list of schools.

    Finished with most of my 'Coursework' in AMCAS. 90% done with PS, gotta get some people to read it

    Got MCAT scores back. Scored a 34O. A little disappointed but I guess that's an OK score. Wanted to do a little better to make up for my GPA but this will have to do.

    PS pretty much done. All my transcript requests have been submitted. 2 of 3 LOR writers are 'working' on the letter. Still need to fill out work/activities section of AMCAS.

    AMCAS got my transcript from UCI.

    All 4 transcripts have been received by AMCAS! Only one person has given me feedback on my PS. I've filled in my work/activities section but not the 'details' part yet.

    Submitted to AMCAS. Apparently, they probably labeled one of my transcripts wrongly. The one from UCI Extension was probably labeled with plain old UCI and they are still waiting on that one. Gotta call them on Monday.

    Just like I thought, AMCAS messed up and labeled one of my transcripts wrong. They fixed it and now I am waiting for my application to be verified. I think 1 LOR is almost in. I am talking to one of my writers on Sunday and the other one on Monday. Hopefully they will all make it in on time.

    Finally my application is verified. Now waiting on two LORs before sending out secondaries. Gonna start working on secondaries on Wednesday.

    2 of 3 LORs are in. Waiting on the last one. It should be done by 8/11

    Last LOR came in. Complete at VCU on 8/20. Waiting on more secondaries and adding more schools. Need to check the LOR requirements for more mid tier schools so I can add them.


    Case Western Reserve University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Temple University
    Albany Medical College
    Drexel University
    New York Medical College
    Dartmouth College
    University of Pennsylvania
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    New York University
    SUNY Upstate
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    University of Chicago
    University of Virginia
    Tufts University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Loma Linda University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Tulane University
    Columbia University
    Ohio State University
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Boston University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Stanford University
    University of Illinois
    University of California, Davis

    Attended Interview

    Creighton University
    SUNY Downstate
    Saint Louis University

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