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  • User #10858

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 43, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 01/10/2010
  • Brief Profile: Volunteered at a pediatric center for over 5 years, a youth mentor for 2 years, shadowed a primary care doctor for 6 months, and was a member of student muslim association. I also was awarded a service award for my volunteering and was a member of the golden key & national society of collegiate scholars as well as a few other academic societies. Graduated with a majors in biology and history. BTW, I am a nontraditional applicant who after graduating from college accepted a job managing a small business.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Illinois
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 128, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.45
    • Science GPA: 3.20

    Summary of Application Experience

    Submitted AACOMAS 6-3-2009 (verification takes 4-6 weeks)

    Submitted AMCAS 6-25-2009 (verification takes 3-5 weeks)

    Primary apps for DO schools costs approx 685
    Primary apps for MD schools costs approx 285

    6-30-2009 I applied to the Drexel MPH (just in case)

    7-1-2009 I have not been verified by either AACOMAS or AMCAS

    7-5-2009 I also plan on applying to St. George as a backup but Im attending an open house to first a better feel of the campus

    7-06-2009 AACOMAS verified

    7-09-2009 Secondary applications for DO medical schools are coming in

    7-15-2009 Finished my first batch of secondary applications

    7-16-2009 Sent 1st batch of letters of recommendation

    7-17-2009 AMCAS verified

    7-18-2009 1st Secondary applications for MD medical schools came in

    7-21-2009 Finished my second batch of Secondary applications

    7-23-2009 Sent 2nd batch of letters of recommendation

    7-24-2009 called admission offices to make sure my application is complete

    8-1-2009 people have no idea how expensive the application process can be. Stamps, Envelops, Transcripts, primary app, secondary apps =$$$

    8-4-2009 1st interview invite from Lake Erie COM WOW I hearing good things about the school and I cant wait to see for myself

    8-6-2009 accepted into Drexel SPH wow I think I may defer acceptance

    8-7-2009 after a short stretch of hearing getting good news, today I received my first rejection from DMUCOM

    8-10-2009 Called a bunch of schools to see if my file was complete

    8-18-2009 2nd interview invite from SOMA, Im excited

    8-19-2009 My advice to any applicant is to keep in touch with the school

    8-21-2009 3rd interview invite from WVCOM and 4th interview invite from SIUSOM. Im suddenly thinking about tutition costs.

    9-03-09 attended LECOM interview and was impressed by the school & faculty seemed to care about the students education

    9-04-09 got a phone care from LMUCOM about a possible interview

    9-14-09 got my letter of acceptance from LECOM and so relived to have that. Time to party

    9-18-09 attended SIUSOM interview great teaching faculty and facilities. Very impressed

    9-20-09 Trying to decide on whether I should attend my interview at A.T. Still COM Mesa. Trying to save money : )

    9-21-09 Withdrew from drexel MPH program it was a bit sad but it needed to be done.

    9-28-09 I probably going to withdraw from AT STILL (arizona)

    10-2-09 Paid the deposit for LECOM, a whopping $1500 guess im gonna have to start working overtime but its worth every penny for a little peace of mind.

    10-17-09 received rejection letter from SIU, not surprised just a bit disappointed. A good school but I guess it wasn\'t meant to be. oh well

    11-25-09 A couple more rejections they just keep rolling in hahaha.

    12-24-09 Received the matriculate packet from LECOM. Now its a matter of filling the papers out

    Applied, Withdrew

    New York College of New York Tech.

    Application Complete

    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    Oklahoma State University
    Nova Southeastern University
    Ohio University
    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
    Western University of Health Sciences
    Edward Via Virginia College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Des Moines University
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    University of Illinois
    University of New England

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Rush Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Invited for Interview

    Southern Illinois University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Lincoln Memorial University
    West Virginia (D.O.)
    A.T. Still University - Mesa

    Accepted

    Lake Erie College - Erie

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