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  • User #14015

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, South Asian
  • Home state: Ontario
  • Brief Profile: Master's Neuroscience (finishing in summer '09) with 3 conference/poster publications with OGS scholarship. 4.0 cGPA/BCPM in MSc.
    Extensive research in undergrad with 1 NSERC, 1 summer position and best undergraduate research poster awards.
    ESL teacher and hospital English teacher in South Korea (1 year) + volunteering with Doctors Without Borders
    Numerous leadership roles in undergrad (don, house president, tutor, club presidents, etc)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Queen's University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Computing and Information Science
    • Institution: MSc
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: BScH
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.33

    Summary of Application Experience

    I'm so late submitting my secondaries. First set of secondaries have been sent in on Oct. 14, 2008. It's because one of my main refs took 6 months to submit her reference, after much cajoling and calling, she finally submitted it. Hopefully this does not destroy my chances, but we will have to see I guess.

    Oct 21, 2008 - Well, I've completed 10 secondaries, paid for them, sent LORs and mailed everything. God speed little apps... let's hope I get something :|
    Nov 21, 2008 - Well, I received and sent in the EVMS and VCU secondaries. I also withdrew from Jefferson and Penn State because I couldn't scrounge up the proper LORs for them. I still haven't heard from Alabama. I'll call them next week to see what's up. Phew, all done with those secondaries! What a process... it's exhausting!! Now to wait...
    Dec. 17, 2008 - Not heard anything in a long while now. I have been put on pre-interview hold at GWU. Another rejection, I guess. VCU also posted on their site that they have no more interview positions available. So that's out. I was also snail-mailed a rejection to the MSTP program at AECOM. I expected this, but figured I'd apply anyway, because I did want to do some research during medical school. Sigh... here's hoping for EVMS or UVM? Those are definitely up there in terms of top choices. I doubt anything will come of this now, though. I think I may ahve been far too late in the application cycle. A word of warning to others! I think I wasted a lot of money the last few months :|

    School Statuses
    - SUNY Upstate: C: 10/31, Pre-interview hold: 11/8 :( :(
    - GWU: C: ~early Nov, Pre-interview hold: 12/8 :( :(


    University of Alabama

    Application Complete

    University of Toronto
    University of Ottawa
    McMaster University
    Queen's University
    University of Vermont
    Tulane University
    Saint Louis University
    Meharry Medical College
    Howard University
    George Washington University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    SUNY Upstate
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Pennsylvania State University
    Jefferson Medical College

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