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  • User #16595

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Brief Profile: Research:
    * Research (Psychology): Biopsychology & Psychopharmacology (1 Year)

    * Vice President, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (College Chapter)
    * Elected Representative (Senator at Large), Student Government
    * Appointed Representative, Student Fees Committee (Fiscal Year 2009)
    * Appointed Representative, Student Health Committee
    * Appointed Representative, Operations and Special Policies (Student Government sub-committee)
    * Member, Student Honors Association
    * Member, College Libertarians
    * Member, Pre-Health Club

    Other Academic:
    * First Year Experience Mentor for freshman and new transfer Biology 100 students

    * Shadowed five physicians (Four M.D., One D.O.) - Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology
    * RPhT, Local pharmacy (1.5 years)

    * Sports/recreation - Played rugby for two semesters.
    * Weightlifting
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Western Illinois University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.54
    • Science GPA: 3.68

    Summary of Application Experience

    [Update 03/28/09]

    MCAT: NOW being changed to June 17. I'm aiming for a 33 or above with nothing less than a 10 in each section and an R or above in writing.

    I added some more safeties but I'm going to leave it at that. I decided I'm going to go ahead and apply Midwestern (DO) because I liked it a lot when I visited last summer.

    I think my ECs are good, so is my research. Clinical experience is above-average and I've found at least one Adcom who considers RPHT clinical. BCPM is average to above-average for my state schools, CGPA is not even 1 standard deviation below average for any except Northwestern (which is fine, its my research that would get me an interview there if at all anyway). Letters are coming from good sources and secondaries will be turned around within 48 hours (I can hear everyone laughing now =]). Like most public IL schools, we have no pre-medical committee but I don't think its going to be a problem. If I get a lower MCAT than I expect, I'll probably submit AACOMAS in June when I send in AMCAS. AMCAS will be verified in June so when I get my scores back in August, my file will be complete.

    Thanks all you guys on SDN for your support and guidance over the past 2 years. I couldn't have gotten this far without you guys. Here we go...

    [Summary of Expenditures]

    MCAT administration fee
    Berkeley Review (GChem, OChem, Physics)
    Kaplan (All)
    ExamKrackers (Biology and review for all)
    GS videos + online access (All + practice tests)
    Brooker Biology (Biology)


    Medical College of Wisconsin
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    University of Chicago
    Southern Illinois University
    Northwestern University
    Rush Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    West Virginia University
    Wake Forest University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Vermont
    University of Utah
    University of North Dakota
    University of Nebraska
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Maryland
    University of Kentucky
    University of Kansas
    University of Connecticut
    University of Cincinnati
    Tulane University
    Tufts University
    Temple University
    Saint Louis University
    New York Medical College
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Michigan State University
    Meharry Medical College
    University of Toledo
    Jefferson Medical College
    Georgetown University
    George Washington University
    Albany Medical College
    Chicago College of Mid. University

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