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  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 34, South Asian
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 09/21/2009
  • Brief Profile: Volunteer 400 hours (2 years) at Cancer Hospital, along with volunteering at 2 other clinics for the pass 2 year on and off
    Shadowed a Orthopedic Surgeon (24hrs total), Pediatrician and Otolaryngologist, Family Doctor
    Started Volunteering at a Local ER (36 hours)
    Premed Honor society, Pre-AMSA
    Office position for 2 other clubs
    Intramural sports
    Tutoring
    Dean\'s List, Grad with Magna Cum Laude

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: USF
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 502
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.77
    • Science GPA: 3.68

    Summary of Application Experience

    I am going to be a DOCTOR !!!! FSU College of Medicine was my destination all along beside USF which was my undergrad school, FSU was on the top of my list. I had to defer to 2010 due to a medical situation right now, but I very happy that I am going to Medical school.

    Let me mention a couple of things about my application:: I wanted to apply to alot of schools but once I got my MCAT back in August 2008 I was limited to mostly instate MD school and DO school. So I didnt even bother sending in secondaries for alot of the school MD out of my state. It was a very sad moment opening up the score and seeing that you got the same score as last year ( I hope none of you ever experience that). With a 26, I was considered a long shot to all the MD schools in FL but I didn\'t give up hope. I also prepare my DO application as a backup plan since I wasnt going wait another year.

    This message is for all you out there with BELOW a 30 MCAT score. You seen my profile, it\'s not impossible to go to MD school. You just have to work harder and show them that you should be there. I did just that by doing alot of volunteering, shadowing doctor after my application was in and then I updated the school throughout the application year about what I did. Keep contacting the school via emails, phone calls and your persistent will pay off.

    I rocked my FSU interview in my crutches and a business suit. I used SDN interview feedback and mock interview to help me prepare. FSU was super relaxed environment. I was the last person to interview with FSU on their very last day of interviews. Thanks to being well prepare, I got accepted without being place on the waitlist, something I would never dream of happening. I am glad that FSU looks at the student as a whole person and not just how high their scores are. I hope you find a school like that.

    And good luck on the application process.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of South Florida
    University of Central Florida
    Florida International University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Marshall University
    Howard University
    Drexel University
    George Washington University

    Accepted

    Florida State University

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