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  • User #11366

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male,
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: The GPA listed is my AMCAS verified GPA, so its a few points lower than my undergrad gpa which are overall 3.59 and BCPM: 3.61.

    High School Football assistant coach
    1 year of research with publication
    volunteer at USC hospital
    orientation counselor
    EAP in England
    Lots of Travel
    Counselor for high schoolers interested in medicine
    personal trainer
    sports medicine intern
    Flying Samaritans officer (mexican medical clinic)
    Hobbies: Compete in Brazilian jiu jitsu, play drums.
    Honduras Medical Mission Trip
    Shadow Ortho surgeon, OB/GYN
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of California, Irvine
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.56
    • Science GPA: 3.57

    Summary of Application Experience

    Submitted Primary 06/24
    Verified 07/11
    LOR complete and sent by 07/31

    8/6 First Interview!! Case!
    8/25 got my first rejection from pritzker, kinda sucks.
    8/28 great another rejection from Boston U...I'm not liking this trend.
    8/29 Back to back rejection days, this time from Vanderbilt.
    9/3 Waitlisted at MCW.
    9/6 VCU Interview hold? Have to wait to see when they can offer me an interview...if ever.
    9/8 Interview at Case, went well, we'll see how they felt about it!
    9/17 Interview at Creighton! Finally someone else shows some love.
    9/21 Presecondary rejection from UCSF
    9/22 Not sure when but now I'm on pre-int hold at University of Vermont
    9/24 On hold at GW!
    9/30 Interview Invite at Penn State!! AAAAND a rejection from Mayo.
    10/3 Creighton was great. Looking forward to hearing from them soon!
    10/7 Drexel Interview Invite
    10/15 On hold at Case Western Reserve damn it!
    10/17 On hold Creighton...speechless.
    10/20 Some much needed consolation...VCU interview!
    10/22 Penn State, was pretty cool...but not crazy about it to be honest. Liked the humanities perspective and the people were nice. Area is a bit of a downer. However, I'd still happily go there...its just not my #1 choice. Go Hershey Bears!
    10/28 I'm shocked, Mount Sinai interview!!!!
    12/2 Drexel interview went pretty well. It was a pleasant surprise. Drexel is an underrated school. The students were happy, philly is a great city, cheap housing, interesting curriculum.
    12/3 It is hard to imagine topping a school like Mount Sinai. This is definitely my top choice.
    12/8 I'm apparently acceptance proof because Penn State also decided to waitlist me.
    12/18 Waitlisted at Mount Sinai. Not really a surprise but still a bit sad about it. I'm going to hope though. Rejection at Brown too.
    12/26 Jefferson invite!
    1/3 YESS I'm gonna be a doctor! I love Drexel!
    1/6 Medical College of Wisconsin Interview, but for alternate list. Not sure I'm going to go...Decided to withdraw.
    1/7 Rejected from MSU. Received UCSD Secondary!
    1/9 Rejected from Dartmouth, OH YEAH! SUNY Upstate too
    1/16 Rejected from Wash U. Not a real surprise though.
    1/20 Interview Invite from SLU, not sure if I'll go.
    1/21 Interview Invite from Rochester. Perfect timing, I'll already be on the east coast that week.
    1/22 Decided to withdraw from SLU. Sounds like its a good school but these flights are starting to add up and I like Drexel better.
    1/28 Jefferson was amazing. I think this is the right fit for me...keeping my fingers crossed.
    1/30 Damn it put on hold at SD!
    2/4 I'm in at jefferson! OH yea! Sorry Drexel but Jefferson is a better fit for me. I love Philly!
    2/13 Rej from Wake Forest.
    2/14 Decided to withdraw from my VCU interview. Good luck to whoever gets it.
    2/20 Continued my reign as the waitlist king...U of Rochester.
    2/26 Awesome, 2 UC rejections in one day...SD and LA. Now I'm down to Irvine, Davis, and USC for Cali schools. All are feeling like long shots at this point.
    2/27 Emory and Einstein rejections today. Not surprised this late in the game. Surely there are more to follow.
    3/9 Wow best day of the year...interview offer from irvine!
    4/20 Fuck my life, I got waitlisted AGAIN.
    5/5 Finally withdrew from Drexel, creighton, and Penn state. Jefferson was a better fit. I wouldn't go to creighton or penn state if i got in off the waitlist anyway.
    5/12 Just got off the waitlist at Case after 8 months! So amazing to know that my work paid off. Send letters, it does help just not to a stalkerish point.

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Vermont
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    Columbia University
    University of Michigan
    Dartmouth College
    Boston University
    University of California, Davis
    New York University
    University of Chicago
    Northwestern University
    Yale University
    Stanford University
    Tufts University
    Mayo Medical School
    Brown University
    Michigan State University
    SUNY Upstate
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Wake Forest University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Harvard University
    Emory University
    University of California, San Diego

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Temple University
    George Washington University
    Loyola University Chicago

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Saint Louis University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of California, Irvine
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Creighton University
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Rochester

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Case Western Reserve University


    Drexel University
    Jefferson Medical College

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