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:
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
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
7/24 (mail) Ouch...first rejection (OOS?). At least I didn't have to spend any money.