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  • User #10580

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, East Asian
  • Home state: Utah
  • Brief Profile: Goldwater Scholar
    3 years Lab experience - one first author paper, one international conference poster, and one pending first author publication
    ER Volunteer work
    Some Physician Shadowing
    Lots of teaching/Tutoring
    Residential Advisor
    Alternative Spring Break
    One year Teaching fellowship to Asia
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: USC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.90
    • Science GPA: 3.93

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/4/08- submitted AMCAS app today but still waiting on transcripts to go in. Both of the colleges I attended has sent it so it's just waiting now.
    6/11/08- AMCAS still haven't received my transcripts. I'm starting to get anxious but they are still processing transcripts received 6/3/08
    6/24/08- AMCAS verified my application. However, I recieved ~20 X's because they changed all my sophmore standings to Freshmen standing etc. I hope this won't affect my chances cause the X's don't look pretty.
    7/31/08- As I get near the end of writing secondaries, I find that I am more nervous. I really really want just one interview besides the University of Utah or USC. Sigh.
    8/5/08- As of today, I am done with all my secondaries except Mayo. I have yet to hear back from them but I think I'm going to enjoy this break.
    8/19/08-I submitted Mayo's secondary which was easy but I'm still not complete at Columbia...I think they hate me. :(
    10/1/08- So it has been awhile and I'm finally hearing back from schools. Hopkins rejected me which suck but I got an interview at Duke! YAY! The only bad thing is that I'm out of the country so I won't actually interview till Jan/Feb.
    12/27/08- OK so I have ignored almost everything since I have come to China but I will fly back in february for 2 weeks. So far, I only have two interviews and I'm hoping for 3 or 4. I have yet to hear from 4 schools but by early january, I must decide when to go back so here's to hoping the next two weeks brings some news....even bad news.
    2/1/08- I now have five interviews and I'm back in the US. I recently interviewed at the University of Utah and I was impressed. The facilities were great and the program director had a no-bs attitude which I enjoyed. I have to say that I was somewhat take aback by the physical attributes of the students...I think I met a person who was an olympic skier and another student who was a world-class rock climber...eek!
    3/1/08- on that interviews are over, I'm just sitting around and waiting. I hope I get a few acceptances so I could choose but honestly, I'd be happy with just one.
    3/4/08- YAY!!! I AM IN!!! I feel like the last few years have somehow been validated. I just can't believe I got in and I honestly loved the U of U
    3/31/08- I have decided to accept the University of Utah's offer...eight years close to home with skiing/hiking is hard to beat. I will remain on Mayo's waitlist awhile longer and I will see what Keck gives me in terms of financial aid but I'm pretty sure I'd like to go to the U

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Northwestern University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Stanford University
    Columbia University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Duke University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Mayo Medical School


    University of Southern California
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Utah

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