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  • Bryson17

  • Application cycles: 06/01/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: Virginia
  • Last Active: 07/21/2010
  • Brief Profile: EMPLOYMENT

    ~Two part time jobs during ugrad (5-10 hrs/wk)

    VOLUNTEERING

    ~Rescue Squad for two years (13 hrs/wk)
    ~Hospital volunteer - Nurse\'s aide 9 months (2 hrs/wk)
    ~Lots of little things

    SHADOWING

    ~6 different docs. Maybe 35 hrs total.

    RESEARCH

    ~Summer internships
    ~Independent project for master\'s thesis.

    FUN

    ~Soccer. Don\'t even ask me how many intramural championships I\'ve had :P
    ~Guitar
    ~Biking all around town

    SR - Secondary Received
    SS - Secondary Submitted
    C - Complete
    II - Interview Invite
    I - Interview
    R - Rejection
    A - Acceptance
    WD - Withdraw
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/01/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Virginia
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: University of Virginia
    • Area of Study: Engineering/Technology
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.74
    • Science GPA: 3.67

    Summary of Application Experience

    3/18/09 This is my second time applying. I got rejected from all 7 MD/PhD programs I applied to last year (not even an interview!). I\\\'m just getting this profile started. It\\\'ll be updated as I go!
    3/23/09 Profile is pretty much done, any feedback on whether I stand a chance getting interviews at these schools? Any additions/deletions suggested? I\\\'m looking to do research while in med school, so strong research school suggestions would be preferred.
    5/13/09 Well, I\\\'ve pretty much finalized my list of schools. My AMCAS is pretty much finished. Now, I just can\\\'t wait to finish up secondaries and get this interview show on the road.
    5/15/09 Transcript 1 of 2 received by AMCAS.
    5/18/09 All transcripts received by AMCAS. I\\\'m updated and ready to go!
    5/26/09 I\\\'m writing some secondaries early. I hope to be working on my thesis soon, so I don\\\'t want secondaries to interfere. I\\\'m using the prompts from last year, let\\\'s hope they don\\\'t change too much!
    5/27/09 Talked to my parents. Decided to reapply to UMich. Just MD though.
    6/2/09 Submitted AMCAS
    6/3/09 Verified AMCAS
    6/23/09 First secondary, Dartmouth, a day before schools even get our primary apps!
    7/12/09 A little over halfway through secondaries!
    7/30/09 First interview invite! VCU, and I\\\'m not even done with secondaries yet.
    8/3/09 Georgetown and UVa invites!
    8/12/09 Woohoo, EVMS invite!
    8/26/09 Drooling over my last three interview invites: Einstein, Case Western (CCLCM), and Dartmouth!
    8/28/09 Officially planning a roadtrip to Vermont and New Hampshire. I got my UVM invite yesterday, so I\\\'m going to link the two trips. It should be fun, I have UVM on a Tuesday and Dartmouth on a Thursday. I\\\'ll have Wednesday to screw off up in NH/VT. It should be a great drive. Hopefully the trees will be changing by the time I get up there!
    9/24/09 I\'ve been traveling all around for interviews. 6 in the last 3 weeks. It\'s been crazy, but I\'ve been able to see some good schools along the way.
    10/17/09 ACCEPTANCE!!! I\'ve been applying since 6/2008 and I FINALLY have somewhere that I can go! I got UVA and EVMS the same day by snail mail! Ok, now I can really relax, work at my new job, and enjoy life for 10 months.
    10/20/09 Withdrew my Temple and Rosalind Franklin interview invites. It was kind of a strange feeling to tell a med school no, but I was able to offer another applicant the opportunity at an interview. Enjoy! Whoever you are.
    11/2/09 Mass withdrawal. This is kinda fun. Well, not really. I feel like I wasted money on those schools that I never had any contact with after I submitted my app. It does feel good to have an acceptance at one of my high choices and withdraw from the schools that didn\'t matter much to me.
    12/9/09 Wow, no news in a while. I guess that\'s ok, but I\'d really like to hear from Northwestern (they told me not til march), Dartmouth, and the Cleveland Clinic (they send out decisions next week!).
    4/8/10 In at Dartmouth. Man, they\'re good at the silent treatment, but I guess it worked out.
    7/21/10 Looks like I\'m officially going to UVA!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Washington
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of North Carolina
    University of Utah
    Stanford University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of Michigan
    University of Southern California
    Wake Forest University
    Tulane University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Loyola University Chicago
    George Washington University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Maryland
    Saint Louis University
    Creighton University
    Tufts University
    Albany Medical College
    Drexel University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Temple University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Northwestern University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Georgetown University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Vermont

    Accepted

    Dartmouth College
    University of Virginia
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

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