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  • User #1196

  • Application cycles: 2003
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Brief Profile: Several publications in peer-reviewed journals in neuroscience.
    One book chapter about neuroscience.
    Ph.D. in neuroscience.
    Shadowed ER doc for several months.
    Mentored at-risk youth several months.
    Worked several months, a few hours a week, at homeless shelter.
    Member of several political activist groups.
    Took MCAT in August.
    Strong humanitarian motivation.

    Currently (March 2004)- am volunteering as a math/physics tutor 7 hours/day, 5 days/week, in a charter school in downtown Newark, NJ- serving underserved children from 4th to 8th grade.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2003

    • Undergraduate college: Grinnell College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: U Delaware
    • Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MA
    • Institution: UMDNJ-Newark New Jersey-Neurosciences
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: PhD
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 524
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    Don't slack off while you are interviewing. Keep doing the volunteer work and whatever else you are doing, because many interviewers will ask about it.

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    I applied to about 52 schools and was invited to about 24 interviews.

    As of March 14 2004, I have gone on 15 interviews. I am waiting for the results of my interviews at Drexel, U Michigan, U Rochester.
    I am on the waitlist at the following schools: Case Western, Cleveland Clinic, UMDNJ-Newark, UMDNJ- RWJ, McGill.
    I still have the following interviews to go to: SUNY upstate, Jefferson, Tufts, Mount Sinai, Medical College of Wisconsin.

    As of May 7, I am accepted at Iowa and OSU, on the waitlist at U Michigan, U Rochester, Case Western, UMDNJ-Newark, UMDNJ-RWJ, Mt. Sinai, and McGill. I am waiting to hear from Tufts. Rejected everywhere else.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Yale University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Virginia
    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    University of Texas, Houston
    University of Texas, Galveston
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Maryland
    University of Chicago
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Alabama
    Texas A & M University
    SUNY Downstate
    SUNY Buffalo
    Stanford University
    Oregon Health & Science University
    New York University
    New York Medical College
    Mayo Medical School
    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University
    Duke University
    Columbia University
    Baylor College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Charles Drew University/UCLA

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Nebraska
    University of Kansas
    SUNY Upstate
    Rush Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Medical College of Georgia
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    University of Oklahoma
    Northwestern University
    Georgetown University
    Drexel University
    Cornell University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Case Western Reserve University


    University of Rochester
    University of Iowa
    Ohio State University

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