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  • User #11118

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: -President, large pre-health organization.
    -Created biology summer abroad program for students.
    -Phi Beta Kappa.
    -Biology honors thesis.
    -Physician shadowing.
    -Research conference presentation.
    -Multiple student government positions.
    -Long-distance runner.
    -Crazy good letters of recommendation.
    -Financially disadvantaged background.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of California, San Diego
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.73
    • Science GPA: 3.71

    Summary of Application Experience

    7/23/08: Primary application processed, received secondaries for: UPenn, Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Illinois, UC Irvine, New York Medical College, Boston University, Jefferson Medical College.

    9/10/08: Received interview invitations a few weeks ago for Vanderbilt and Jefferson Medical College; withdrew from Georgetown, UCSD, and Drexel--decided not to waste money on secondaries for schools I wouldn't attend anyway.

    09/12/08: Received an interview invitation for Cornell!

    11/02/08: Accepted into Vanderbilt, waitlisted at TJU. Withdrawing from UCI. Awaiting other interview notices...

    12/15/08: Offered interviews at New York Medical College, Tulane, and University of Illinois, and Dartmouth. I don't have time to interview at them, however. Withdrawing application to all 4.

    12/22/08: Offered an interview at Harvard! YES.

    Applied, Withdrew

    Georgetown University
    Drexel University

    Application Complete

    Yale University
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    New York University
    Columbia University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of California, Irvine
    Uniformed Services University
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, San Diego

    Attended Interview

    Cornell University
    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Dartmouth College
    Tulane University
    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Jefferson Medical College


    Vanderbilt University

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