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  • User #16819

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, East Asian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Brief Profile: 7 years of cancer research, lifeguarding, plenty of hospital volunteering, special needs swim instructor, over 300 hours spent following surgeons and cardiologists, started a student group with a focus on fly-fishing, member of a student run hedge fund. Had a poor freshman year, but had 3.7gpa for the remaining three years.

    Currently taking year off working as a cancer researcher and trading stocks.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Michigan
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.49
    • Science GPA: 3.51

    Summary of Application Experience

    Tried getting my application in as early as possible. I could have been complete in early July, but my PI decided to take a vacation and didn't write me a rec letter until he got back. Nevertheless, I had 4 interview invites early on (September), and haven't heard from another school since then.

    I am overjoyed with my acceptance to NYMC, it relieves so much pressure. At the same time, it shows how weird this process is. I had (what I thought was) my worst interview at NYMC. I was expecting to be completely ignored by this school. Nevertheless, I now have an acceptance, and am still dumbfounded.

    I am also surprised that the only state school I have heard from is Wright State.

    To any future premeds: apply to a wide array of schools. This process is very random, you never know what school might give you a look.

    6/2/09 Got an acceptance from Toledo today, will most likely be attending.
    6/4/09 VCU acceptance

    Application Complete

    Northeastern Ohio Universities
    Pennsylvania State University
    Saint Louis University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Cincinnati
    Tufts University
    Wake Forest University
    Ohio State University
    George Washington University
    Drexel University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Georgetown University
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Wright State University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Virginia Commonwealth University


    University of Toledo
    New York Medical College

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