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  • User #10577

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: South Carolina
  • Brief Profile: -Biology club
    -Sorority, a few leadership positions
    -Other clubs/committees
    -Worked 30 hours/week while a full time student as waitress all through college
    -100+ hours as ED volunteer
    -Eight months (over 1300 hours) as a Patient Care Technician (nursing assistant) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
    -Currently working full time on a diabetes research project at MUSC
    - 2 poster presentations, 1 publication
    -Other random assortment, like scholarships, minor clubs, etc.
    -Poster Presentation at first author
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: UNC-Greensboro
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.58
    • Science GPA: 3.46

    Summary of Application Experience

    I applied last year and was waitlisted at two schools, but I didn't have my research experience and one of them was an out-of-state school. I am applying Early Decision, taking the MCAT to try to raise it a few points and show the ADCOM I am trying to improve my application.

    6/4/08 Submitted AMCAS, was verified within three hours. Now the waiting begins!

    7/16/2008: Complete at MUSC, pending MCAT score

    7/17/2008: MUSC officially declared me a SC resident!

    7/18/08: Took the MCAT. HATE having to wait for scores!

    8/18/08: Got MCAT scores back. Same as last time... what a waste of time.

    8/18/08: Interview Invite! Interview in mid-september.

    8/28/08: Only 35 more days until October 1st!!!

    9/19/08: Interview

    9/30/08: ADCOM meeting today. Very anxious. Only one more day until the decisions are given out!

    10/1/08: Was rolled over into Regular Admissions, so am trying to decide what other schools to apply to? Looks like I might be needing a plan B...

    10/20/08: Applied to the other state school, USC.

    10/22/08: Secondary Request, interview invite for 11/19. The email said I must be complete by November 12th. 3 weeks is definitely doable.

    11/19: Interview at USC. I was surprised by how much I loved it there. Everyone was friendly and seemed really happy, even though the first years were studying for an exam the next day. The Ultrasound curriculum was especially impressive.

    12/2: ACCEPTED TO USC!!!! Holy Crap! The letter was dated 11/24, only five days after my interview but I didn't check the mail until today. I could have found out sooner!

    12/5: Update/letter of interest sent to MUSC. All I want for Christmas...

    4/9/09: Got an email from MUSC that I was rejected. Looks like I'll be going to USC in August.

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Medical University of South Carolina


    University of South Carolina

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