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  • bcgans

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 39, Caucasian
  • Home state: Indiana
  • Last Active: 11/23/2010
  • Brief Profile: 2 years diabetes research with 400+ hours patient/physician contact
    ER volunteer for 100+ hours
    D.O. and M.D. shadowing 30+ hours
    6 poster/paper presentations
    Graduate Assistantship
    Deans List several semesters

    The usual undergrad stuff: Community service, honors societies, etc.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Ball State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: Ball State University
    • Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: M.A.
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 500
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 124, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    10/28/08 - Starting the process early. Let\'s get the ball rollin\'!
    1/14/09 - MCAT studying, using old notes, Examkrackers, and AAMC stuff.
    5/26/09 - Updated MDapps. Am waiting to get verified by AACOMAS. July 2nd MCAT date.
    6/3/09 - AACOMAS under review for verification. They have my money, transcripts, and application. Step one done!
    6/28/09 - AACOMAS verified.
    7/1/09 - AACOMAS released to schools
    7/2/09 - Took MCAT. Waiting for scores. Just want about a 20.
    7/6/09 - Received secondaries from LECOMs, MWUs, ATSUs, NSU-COM, LMU-DCOM. Touro said it will be out in late July, and RVU is waiting for my MCAT. Still waiting to hear from 6 schools.
    7/9/09 - Received PCSOM and MSU-COM secondaries
    7/14/09 - WVSOM is waiting for MCAT. Sent in secondaries for PCSOM, LMU-DCOM, and NOVA.
    7/15/09 - Sent in LECOM-E and -B secondaries
    7/18/09 - DMU secondary received
    7/20/09 - AZCOM and CCOM secondaries sent, PCOM secondary received
    7/29/09 - Complete at PCSOM, sent in LORs for 8 schools. Going on hiatus till MCAT score comes out 8/4. Then its more decision and hopefully interview time. See you soon... Pray for me?

    8/3/09 - MCAT scores released a day early!! 25!!! Not bad. Not great by any means, but I feel more confident about this cycle. Now to release and be complete...
    8/5/09 - MCAT scores sent from AACOMAS, now all the schools have my scores. Should be hearing back from some soon. Received RVU\'s secondary since scores were released.
    8/6/09 - LECOM-B says \'on hold for review in September\' it originally said till March. I almost shit. Phew.
    8/7/09 - Got KCUMB\'s secondary. I officially received a secondary from every school I applied to. Will work on other schools secondaries and send the rest in when I get my financial aid check next Thursday. Hopefully I get some interviews between now and then. Time to start crossing fingers.
    8/11/09 - Last secondary, TOURO-NV. Called NOVA, said I was under review. Fingers crossed for an interview.
    8/14/09 - WVSOM under review, LECOM-B changed to \'under review,\' AZCOM complete.
    8/17/09 - FIRST INTERVIEW INVITE! AZCOM on 9/18, first possible interview date. Lets do this!
    8/29/09 - First rejection. RVU-COM. Boo-hoo. Complete at LECOM-E, LMU-DCOM, and ATSU-KCOM
    8/31/09 - Placed on \"decision deferred\" at WVSOM
    9/1/09 - Interview invite from LECOM-E on 10/2!
    9/3/09 - Interview invite from LMU-DCOM on 10/13!
    9/18/09 - Interview went well at AZCOM! Hope to hear from them soon. Just trying to keep focused.
    9/26/09 - Rejected from ATSU-SOMA, Oh well. Keeping the letter. Going to hopefully burn it with first acceptance.
    9/28/09 - Interview invite from PCSOM! That makes four!

    10/2/09 - ACCEPTED TO AZCOM!! Found out through status check, Dean called me the next day to congratulate me. Party time this weekend. Also withdrew my app from LECOM-E, better fit for AZCOM.
    10/5/09 - Touro NV interview invite. Not sure if I\'ll be attending
    10/8/09 - Rejected from ATSU-KCOM, Waitlisted at a Carribean school - ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!? hahahahahaha
    10/14/09 - Withdrew from Touro NV, and LMU-DCOM. Will still attend Pikeville interview.
    11/4/09 - Pikeville was ok, AZCOM is still the most impressive school I have visit. I am holding out for CCOM or NOVA for an interview, but am pretty sure AZCOM is where I will be!
    11/25/09 - Dropped my 1k to AZCOM. Time to start house shopping. Very excited to be starting the journey next year. I will add a summary here in a bit. Good luck to everyone this cycle!

    Running Total $$$
    MCAT $225
    MCAT Study $114
    AAMC Exams $106
    AACOMAS Primary $580 - 16 schools
    Secondaries -

    Application Complete

    Kansas City University
    Lake Erie College - Bradenton
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Nova Southeastern University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    A.T. Still University - Mesa
    A.T. Still University - Kirksville
    Rocky Vista University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Des Moines University
    Michigan State University (DO)
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    West Virginia (D.O.)

    Invited for Interview

    Pikeville College

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Lincoln Memorial University
    Touro University - Henderson


    Arizona College of Mid. University

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