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  • User #16693

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: It was never my intention to go to medical school and my grades show it! I studied as an engineer with an emphasis in business and was one of the founding employees at a tech startup where I worked for 3 years. During college and while working I volunteered extensively with a US based group that runs a clinic in Mexico as an engineer and pilot. These experiences changed my life and I decided to pursue medicine because of my interactions with the doctors. My volunteering was extensive and clearly not designed to pad my resume - it has been my passion for years and I made sure that came through on my application.

    A list...

    Aeromedicos (think doctor's without borders with private planes)
    Angel Flight West
    Bridges (helping homeless families)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of California Santa Barbara
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: University of California Santa Barbara
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 132, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 2.75
    • Science GPA: 2.75

    Summary of Application Experience

    If you have low grades there is hope! Choose your schools wisely, some really look for uniqueness and individuality. Tell the admissions folks a story that makes logical sense and prove to them that you will be an excellent doctor and don't be afraid to be very creative with your essays and supplemental materials that you send.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete

    University of Pittsburgh
    Tulane University
    Temple University
    Stanford University
    New York Medical College
    Drexel University
    Dartmouth College
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview

    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Des Moines University

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