Menu Icon Search
Close Search

MD Applicants

  • fpo-profile-avatar
  • User #1265

  • Application cycles: 2003
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Alaska
  • Brief Profile: I got my degree in biochemistry, but I didn't get accepted to med school on the year of my graduation. That's when I decided to go to NIH to do post-bacc research. I applied a second time last year, and again I did not get in. I believe my failures were a function of both a lack of clinical exposure/volunteer experience, and extreme laziness in the application process. The up-side is that I've decided I like research, so this year I've applied only to MD/PhD programs and I'm looking forward to a career in academic medicine. Oh, and I worked my butt off this year on my applications, so I think my odds of enrolling next year are much higher.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2003

    • Undergraduate college: University of Alaska Fairbanks
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.50

    Summary of Application Experience

    5/9--I have withdrawn my applications from all other programs, and I just got approved for an apartment right next to the UAB campus. I will be leaving in July to begin my adventure! Good luck to all the applicants who might be encouraged by my journey, and God bless!

    4/21--After all this time it finally happened. THREE APPLICATION CYCLES, and in the end I was accepted to an excellent MD/PhD program. After interviewing, the University of Alabama became my top choice. Even though I was rejected by many lesser programs, they have given me the opportunity of a lifetime! Do I deserve it? Probably not...but I'm gonna take this and run with it. I give all the credit to my Lord Jesus Christ, in whom ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

    4/17--Received a post-interview rejection from the MD/PhD program at the University of Maryland. Ouch. This one hurt. Fact is, I still have several very good possibilities that may still work out. Patience is key here, and I'm still hopeful and prayerful!

    4/8--Received two more pre-interview rejections. Well hey, at least the majority of my rejections have come from schools that didn't interview me; most of the schools that interviewed me have me on hold or a waitlist. Still keeping the faith: God will provide for me one way or another.

    4/7--Received a few more rejections. Recently found out that the UAB MD/PhD waitlist has only six people on it--including me! Still praying for an acceptance here. My options seem to be dwindling, but I am not discouraged. I have faith that even if I don't get in I will still end up doing what I am supposed to do.

    3/11--I got waitlisted at Pitt today for the regular MD program. I'm extremely happy considering my past failures in the application process. I also received word that I am *probably* on the waitlist for the University of Alabama MSTP (my top choice). If God grants me the privilege, UAB is where I'll be.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of North Carolina

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Miami
    University of Chicago
    New York University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Dartmouth College
    Emory University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Wake Forest University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Georgetown University
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Connecticut
    University of Maryland
    Tufts University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania State University
    Jefferson Medical College

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Alabama

    // Share //

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this application cycle? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this school? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.