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  • User #11389

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male,
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Brief Profile: volunteer clinical research, several reserach internships, year long research position during and after senior year, some artsy extracirrics
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Columbia University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 524
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.70
    • Science GPA: 3.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    The absurd amount of competition to land a slot in an MST program really hit me by surprise. I think the thing thats holding me back the most is that I havent spent as much time in research as much as many other applicants. Every summer I held a research position and during my senior year I worked three days a week in a lab... Since graduation I switched labs but have stayed in research during this application cycle - it seemed like a lot to me, but for MSTPs, its on the low side. Im probably going to pay the price for that.

    Ive also decided that Im probably a bad interviewer... despite my decent number of interviews, ive had more than my share of rejections/waitlists.


    Im going to UCSD - MSTP ! Its been a long process (i found out in mid-May), but im glad mine had a happy ending. I couldnt be more pleased.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University
    University of Washington
    University of California, San Francisco
    Stanford University
    Northwestern University
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Cornell University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Tufts University
    New York University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Columbia University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, San Diego


    Boston University

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