Menu Icon Search
Close Search

MD Applicants

  • fpo-profile-avatar
  • User #10904

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Brief Profile: June 2008 MCAT: 35Q
    August 2007 MCAT: 30N (way below my practice range)

    Leadership-type Positions:
    Service Chair
    Camp Counselor

    Pre-health organization
    Music-related activities (too many to name)
    Research (2.5 years; one abstract, one future publication)
    Job Shadowing
    Doctor's Office Assistant

    (both Merit-based awards)

    Ask me for advice - I love to help!!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Michigan
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.99
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    SR: Secondary Received
    SS: Secondary Submitted
    C: Secondary Complete
    II: Interview Invite
    I: Interview

    7/3/08 - Submitted my primaries! The delay was due to finishing touches on the personal statement. I will receive results of my second MCAT in a few weeks.

    7/11/08 - Sent off my first secondary (somehow received this BEFORE my AMCAS was verified) to NYMC. I feel ripped-off: no required essays, just $100 payment and LORs. Still awaiting MCAT scores and AMCAS verification. Twiddles thumbs.

    7/14/08 - Got my MCAT scores in (5:15 PM)! Finally, a test score to match (or at least be within the same ballpark as) my GPA! On the low end of my practice range this time (34-41), but still acceptable and much improved. Old scores: 8VR/12PS/10BS/N Writing = 30N

    7/25/08 - AMCAS verified this morning! Starting to receive secondary applications

    7/28/08 - Received a TON of applications in my email box this morning. Completed and submitted almost all thus far, including some of the major ones with essays which I worked heavily on over the weekend.

    9/2/08 - So excited! My first interview! I'm getting nervous that I'm not hearing back from more places though...what's going on?

    10/9/08 - I loved everything about Penn. Enough said.

    10/22/08 - FIRST ACCEPTANCE!! I'm really going to be a doctor! :-D

    10/24/08 - Michigan interview was fun; very similar to Penn

    11/5/08 - After my interview, I decided that if I had to apply again, I would not include UIC in my list - my interviewer did not treat me well, the area seemed a little sketchy, and the students did not appear thrilled to be there. But they had a nice work-out facility!

    11/12/08 - The news I'd been waiting 21 years to hear

    12/11/08 - Tufts was a lot of fun - people were nice, buildings recently renovated, and new curriculum. Although, their idea of breakfast was candy, but hey, can't complain too much at the freebies.

    12/16/08 - Not terribly impressed with Northwestern. In fact, pretty let-down. The program's not for everyone, and that includes me.

    12/19/08 - Ahhh, Harvard. Students were actually quite down-to-earth (they make it clear that it's the UNDERGRADS who are deserving of the poor reputation, not them) and friendly. I came at a weird time, though - last day of exams before break, and the middle of a terrible snow storm. Everything went well, though - I had awesome student hosts, and my interviewers were great and put obvious time and effort into my application. The facilities themselves weren't anything too spectacular, but MGH (where I was sent for one of my interviews) was pretty cool. Didn't wow me like Penn or Michigan, however - a little more traditional and a little less room for free time and happiness than the two I fell in love with. The name carries a lot of weight for residency placement, but the actual training is not necessarily far superior to other top schools, from what I gathered. Still a great place to be, but not my top choice.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Rochester
    University of Vermont
    Michigan State University
    New York Medical College
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Toledo
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Northwestern University
    University of Pennsylvania


    Wayne State University
    University of Michigan
    University of Illinois
    Tufts University

    // Share //

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this application cycle? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this school? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.