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  • User #11470

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, 36, African
  • Home state: Virginia
  • Last Active: 01/07/2010
  • Brief Profile: Resident Advisor-2 Years
    Biomedical Engineering Capstone and Thesis Project
    3 Years Undergraduate Research at UVA and VCU Medical Center
    Founding Member, Financial Literacy for Youth
    Peer Health Educator
    100 Hours Volunteer Work in Richmond and Charlottesville Free Clinics
    Study Abroad in Moshi, Tanzania working on a business plan to distibute ADIS diagnostic tests in region
    Volunteer work in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    University Achievement Scholar
    Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    UVA Alcohol Risk Management Trainer
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Virginia
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: MPH Coursework, VCU
    • Area of Study: Computing and Information Science
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 505
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.05
    • Science GPA: 2.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    Summary of Application Process:
    V: Verified AMCAS Application
    R: Rejected
    S: Secondary Complete
    II: Interview Invite
    I: Interview

    My experiences with the process has been positive overall. I know my record is not the best, but my strategy was to apply VERY early and to only schools that I thought would give me a change. So far it seems to be working--I got two interviews before September!

    I think the biggest thing I have working for me is my ability to communicate in written and oral form why I am motivated to be a doctor, despite my less than stellar acadmemic record. When I fill out my secondaries I make sure to write at every opportunity about my experiences and how they have motivated me to pursue medicine, but not in a scripted or fake type of way. I think the Adcoms are moved by genuine, honest people, and will consider someone like me because of it.

    5/15/09: Its a wrap--going to University of Louisville!

    Applied, Rejected

    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Wake Forest University
    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Virginia
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Meharry Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of South Carolina

    Accepted

    Howard University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Drexel University
    University of Louisville

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