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  • User #10882

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, South Asian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Brief Profile: Major: Molecular Biology
    Minor: Bioethics

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    I dabble in screenwriting and music.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Loyola University Chicago
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.84
    • Science GPA: 3.92

    Summary of Application Experience

    5/31/2008-Took the MCAT
    7/1/2008-Recieved MCAT scores (30-O). I thought I did terrible so I'm somewhat pleased. I still think I could have done better: the Bio score is ugly. I won't re-take! (I figure my GPA is strong enough to compensate...)
    7/2/2008-Submitted AMCAS. I waited until I got my MCAT scores.
    7/7/2008-Still waiting for it to be Verified...
    Also, the pre-health committee at my school seems to do things slowly. They won't send the committee letter to schools until the third week of August!
    7/23/2008-AMCAS VERIFIED! Bring on the secondaries!
    8/7/2008- Kind of swamped with secondaries. I think I am writing quality essays and making good progress.
    8/13/2008- VirtualEvals has recieved my Letters of Recommendation! I got an e-mail saying that they sent it to 13 schools so far (including the ones using the AMCAS Letter Service).
    8/14/2008- AMCAS receives my Letters of Recommendation for the schools using their service! The process is moving along!
    8/26/2008- VirtualEvals has now sent my Letters of Recommendation to every school that gave me a secondary. I just need to finish the last three (LUC-SSOM, MSU, Temple).
    9/05/2008- What happened to me this week clearly illustrates how much of a crap shoot the application process is: I get an interview invite to Georgetown and a rejection letter (well, technically a waitlist type letter--essentially a rejection) from Southern Illinois! How strange is that? I would consider Georgetown a much better school so at least its not the other way around.
    12/5/08- MY FIRST CHICAGO ACCEPTANCE!!! RUSH! That took longer than expected.
    12/10/08- I really feel like I've just started this process yet I'm already in a position to withdraw from schools. It's a very cool feeling. Creighton is a very nice school, but Omaha is not for me.
    1/1/09- It's a new year and I feel great!
    3/26/09- I really had no interest in going to St. Louis or Wright Univ. I should have withdrawn already but too apathetic to do so. As a matter of fact, I need to withdraw from every school other than Rush, Georgetown, UIC, and Loyola. Those are the only schools I'd still consider (but Loyola is a long shot now). So really just Rush, G'Town and UIC (assuming I'll be accepted to UIC). And UIC only because it is my state school...cheaper tuition.
    4/20/09- I got into UIC but I withdrew and now it's down to Georgetown and Rush. I'm leaning towards Rush because it's closer to home and I feel comfortable there.
    5/13/09- It's all over! Almost a year following this thing on this and other sites. I'm going to RUSH! I can't wait to start!

    Applied, Rejected

    Southern Illinois University
    Indiana University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Pennsylvania State University
    George Washington University
    University of Iowa
    Saint Louis University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Wright State University
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Temple University
    Michigan State University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Toledo


    Georgetown University
    Creighton University
    Drexel University
    University of Illinois
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Rush Medical College

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