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  • pharaoh220

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 33, Caucasian
  • Home state: Minnesota
  • Last Active: 04/11/2010
  • Brief Profile: Clinical:
    - Certified HIV-Testing/Prevention Counselor
    - 60 hours Psychiatry Shadowing
    - 20 hours Infectious Diseases Shadowing

    Research:
    - Psychiatry Research (Eating Disorders)- 1 pub
    - Neuroscience Research (1 summer)- pub??
    - Neurology Research (1 summer)

    Other Fun Stuff:
    - Director of Safe Space Program at my university
    - Service Trip participant and coordinator
    - Resident Advisor (1 semester)
    - Gay-Straight Alliance (Historian/PR)
    - Philosophy Honors Society (Phi Sigma Tau)
    - Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity
    - Program Facilitator: POL (Popular Opinion Leaders)-
    Community HIV-prevention program
    - TA (1 yr Gen Bio, 1 yr Gen Chem)


  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Creighton University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 130, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.96
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Attending Mayo Medical School!!

    Timeline:
    6/2: AMCAS Submitted
    6/2: AMCAS Verified
    6/8: First Secondary Submitted: Yale
    6/26: First \'Complete\' Status: Cornell
    6/30: First Interview Invite (automatic): Michigan
    7/2: Nebraska Interview Invite. Yay for my almost home-state!
    7/22: MAYO INTERVIEW INVITE!!! There are no words to describe this day.
    8/3: Georgetown Invite!
    8/6: Creighton Interview Invite!
    8/14: Yale Invite! Was not expecting this one so soon!!
    8/20: Realized I applied to a few too many schools. Would love to interview at more places but don\'t have the time to miss from work/school and money to spend: withdrew from NYMC, Temple, and GWU
    8/21: Interview invite at Minnesota. Yay for instate love!
    8/28: Interviewed at Michigan. All of my expectations were exceeded. Outstanding facility, curriculum, and students. Ann Arbor is also beautiful.
    8/31: Interview Invite at Mount Sinai.
    9/1: Interview Invite at Boston University.
    9/3: Invited to interview at Johns Hopkins. WOW!!!!
    9/4: Creighton Interview. Overall positive, friendly experience.
    9/9: Interview invites to Emory and NYU. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
    9/11: Minnesota Interview. Good experience. I love Minneapolis!
    9/14: Mayo Interview. Truly AMAZING! I am convinced there is no medical school like this in the country.
    9/15: Columbia Invite. Wow!
    9/18: Tufts Interview Invite.
    9/21: Yale Interview. I love this campus and the Yale System!
    10/2: Hopkins Interview. AMAZING facilities, students, faculty, etc. I was expecting a lot and my expectations were exceeded...this could be my top choice!
    10/5: Sinai interview. Wonderful location and friendly people!
    10/6: Columbia interview. VERY impressed. The only downside I can think of is the dorm-style housing...but this is only for the first year for most.
    10/7: HARVARD INVITE! This cycle is going better than I could\'ve imagined.
    10/14: ACCEPTED at Creighton. Sigh of relief...
    10/15: Michigan Acceptance. I LOVE this school!
    10/15: Withdrew from Georgetown, BU, NYU, and Emory after Mich acceptance.
    10/16: PENN interview. Jumping for joy!!
    10/20: Harvard Interview: Not a bad experience. Harvard has its pluses and minuses. Heres to hoping...
    10/20: Hold at Mayo...boo :(
    10/23: Cornell Invite!
    10/26: Accepted at U of MN. Home state love!
    10/27: Withdrew from Creighton. I will always love my alma mater!
    10/28: In at HOPKINS!!!
    10/28: In at Mayo...what a great day.
    10/29: Realizing how much I love Hopkins/Mayo, I withdraw from Yale and Columbia. Great schools but not perfect fits for me.
    11/2: U of MN Withdrawal.
    11/4: Sinai acceptance!
    11/9: UCSF Secondary Received (after appeal)
    11/12: Withdrew from Sinai
    12/6: Penn Interview. What a great place!
    2/19: Stanford Rejection
    3/15: Recently accepted to Penn and rejected from Harvard. Hopefully financial aid helps make this extremely difficult decision a little bit easer! Still...very thankful I am lucky enough to choose btwn such great schools.
    3/28: Decision Made: I will be going to Mayo. I am so happy this process is over and still feel to lucky to have had such great choices! Good luck to those of you applying next cycle :)

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    George Washington University
    New York Medical College

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Cornell University
    University of Nebraska
    Boston University
    Temple University
    Georgetown University
    New York University
    Tufts University
    Emory University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Columbia University
    Yale University

    Accepted

    University of Michigan
    Mayo Medical School
    Creighton University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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