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  • User #10782

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Last Active: 10/30/2009
  • Brief Profile: CNA for 1 1/2 years.
    Biology Tutor for 1 year
    TA for two classes: 2 years
    Physician Shadowing
    Eagle Scout
    2-year church mission
    Dean's List 2 years
    Research Assistant: 1 1/2 years
    Lots of leadership experience
    Volunteer English tutor for Hispanic Immigrants: 1 year
    Volunteer at nursing home: 1 year

    SS = Secondary Submitted
    II = Interview Invite Received
    I = Interview Date
    WD = Withdrew
    WL = Waitlisted
    R = Rejected
    A = Accepted
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Brigham Young University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.77
    • Science GPA: 3.73

    Summary of Application Experience

    Here Goes nothin. I feel alright about my application. I wish my GPA was better... and I don't have any research Publications. I'm really hoping for a successful application season! Any questions or comments are welcome.

    5/10/08: Took MCAT
    6/9/08: MCAT scores released
    6/13/08: AMCAS complete and submitted, awaiting processing
    6/23/08: TMDSAS received all materials to process
    6/24/08: AMCAS processed, application sent to schools
    6/25/08: Secondaries received in email for Ohio State, Michigan, and MCW
    6/25/08: Sec completed for MCW and Texas A&M
    6/26/08: Sec received and submitted for St. Louis University
    6/27/08: Sec received from Columbia via email
    6/30/08: Sec received from University of Virginia
    7/1/08: Sec received from Georgetown university
    7/2/08: TMDSAS processed and sent to schools
    7/2/08: Received sec from Southwestern and Chicago via email
    7/5/08: Sec completed for Michigan
    7/7/08: Sec received from Baylor, Completed for Virginia
    7/8/08: Sec completed for Baylor and Ohio State
    7/11/08: Sec received from USC, completed for Chicago
    7/17/08: Interview invite from UTSA for Aug. 4 FIRST ONE!
    7/22/08: Sec Received for Utah
    7/23/08: Sec completed for Georgetown
    7/28/08: Interview invite from TAMU for Aug. 21, sec completed for UTSW, sec received for OHSU
    7/29/08: Sec received for UCLA
    7/30/08: Sec received for Stanford, Submitted for Columbia
    7/31/08: Sec submitted for Case Western
    8/1/08: Interview invite for THE Ohio State University for Sept. 22
    8/5/08: Interview invite for Case Western Reserve for September 19
    8/7/08: Interview invite with secondary received from Vanderbilt (Mailed 8/4)
    8/8/08: Interview invite for UT Southwestern
    8/19/08: Sec Submitted for Stanford
    8/20/08: Interview Invite for MCW, date TBD
    8/22/08: Interview invite for Baylor for 9/19. Rescheduled to 10/3 b/c of conflict with Case
    8/24/08: Sec Submitted for UCLA - Geffen
    8/25/08: rescheduled Baylor for 8/3 and UTSW for 8/4 (save some airfare)
    9/2/08: reschedule MCW for 11/21.
    9/5/08: Sec submitted for Utah
    9/11/08: Interview invite from Utah for 9/25.
    10/15/08: Email acceptance from UTSA, I'm gonna be a doctor!!
    10/16/08: Midnight update for Case, WL! Not a top pick, but how could someone not like me after meeting me?
    10/16/08: Accepted to The OSU via status page update.
    11/14/08: Email Acceptance to UTSW!
    12/16/08: Snail mail interview invite from UVA

    3/10/09: Well, it appears I'm officially done waiting for interview invites. Got rejections yesterday in the mail for Columbia and UCLA. Today I decided to check the status page of the last school I hadn't heard from yet: U of Michigan. Turns out they rejected me back in January. Would've been nice to get an letter or even an email to let me know.
    It appears that it's UTSW for now. I still have to see what financial aid, if any, I will get from OSU or UTSA. A Baylor acceptance this month might also influence my decision. It's looking very likely Dallas this Fall though, so I'm excited!

    4/13/09: I have withdrawn from San Antonio and I've gotten financial aid packages from Ohio State (68,000/yr) and Southwestern (36,000/yr). I liked Southwestern more and I think it's clear that there's nothing about OSU that could justify paying nearly TWICE as much. I'll be withdrawing this week from OSU.

    6/15/09: I think this process is over. I finally heard from baylor, but after really considering it, I decided on UTSW. Kind of a hard choice, but I really felt UTSW was a better fit for me. Finally over!!

    Good Luck Future Applicants

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Georgetown University
    Stanford University
    University of Michigan
    Saint Louis University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Columbia University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Oregon Health & Science University
    University of Southern California

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Utah

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Vanderbilt University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Virginia
    Texas A & M University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Baylor College


    Ohio State University
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    University of Texas, Southwestern

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