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  • User #11354

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Female, East Asian
  • Home state: Virginia
  • Brief Profile: EMT-B (Sergeant, Assistant EMS Officer, Rookie of the Year)
    Hospital Volunteer
    Physician Shadowing
    Biochemistry Research (HMG-CoA Reductase)
    General Chemistry Tutor
    Worked as a programmer for 3 years at a major federally-funded research and development company
    Various Honor Societies
    Full Scholarship from a government agency
    Numerous Dean's Lists
    Computer Science Teaching Assistant
    Drawing, painting
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: George Mason University
    • Area of Study: Engineering/Technology
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Institution: George Mason University
    • Area of Study: Physical Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: BS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 129, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.46
    • Science GPA: 3.53

    Summary of Application Experience

    The listed GPAs reflects mediocre grades from math and physics classes way back when I did my first degree. After the first BS in computer science I worked as a programmer for a federally-funded research company and completed a Master's in the same field. Once I decided to pursue medicine I went to GMU to complete premed requirements. I ended up completing a Chemistry BS with a GPA (AO and BCPM) of 3.79.

    In my first attempt I got an MCAT score of 28P and waitlisted to VCU and EVMS.

    In this application cycle I started much earlier (primary confirmed 6/26) and retook the MCATs (32M). I wrote a new personal statement and stressed the maturity factor as a non-traditional applicant in the secondaries.

    Good luck to everyone, especially to those non-traditional applicants out there!

    Application Complete

    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Maryland
    George Washington University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Georgetown University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of Virginia
    Emory University
    Jefferson Medical College

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Drexel University
    Temple University


    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

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