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  • User #17217

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 36, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 08/08/2011
  • Brief Profile: A lot of typical pre-med stuff...

    Research
    3 years in cancer research; presented at my department\'s annual symposium
    1 summer in microbe research
    1 summer in kidney transplant research

    Hospital volunteer
    1 year in the ED at the city\'s public hospital

    Community volunteer
    6 years volunteering for an urban forestry organization

    Dean\'s List for all 4 years
    Graduated with Distinction and Honors
    Honor\'s research program for 1 year to conduct independent research
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: U.C. Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 127, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.71
    • Science GPA: 3.72

    Summary of Application Experience

    7/2/09 - took MCAT; Results a month later...the score distribution is so redonkulously weird. Lawls. I hate you... mr. passage on \"intelligent\" genes in verbal and silly fluid physics stuff trolling all over the computer screen. And...writing essays on the social dynamics of MMORPG guilds for the win.

    7/06/09 - Transcript request sent.

    7/07/09 - Transcript received by AMCAS. Either Cal is very fast or I caught them at the right time. Working on final drafts of PS.

    7/14/09 - Primary sent in. I only put in a few schools at the moment while they verify my application. I will add more schools after my MCAT score comes out.

    8/7/09 - Verified.

    8/8/09 - Working on secondaries.

    08/08 - 09/09 - Complete around end of Aug to mid September

    10/27/09 - first interview invite from Case; my top choice for OOS

    12/??/09 - invite to UCSD; top choice... I can\'t believe it.

    01/08/10 - ACCEPTED to Case Western. Best post-New-Year\'s-Day\'s present ever? lol

    04/??/10 - WAITLISTED by UCSD. Balls.

    ??/??/10 - Rejected by UCSD; Going to Case!!

    Thoughts at the end of the cycle:
    Despite only 2 interviews during the cycle, those schools were basically my top choices from Day 1 when I started the AMCAS. The student body at Case is so amazingly friendly and chill, but fiercely hard-working at the same time. Off to the Cleve, the land of schizo weather, under-served populations, and redonkulous city-planning.

    Biggest regrets: 1. not applying early 2. not setting aside several extra weeks for unforeseen circumstances (late LORs, silly transcript mailing errors, etc.) 3. Not figuring out which schools actually fit me

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Wake Forest University
    University of Michigan
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, Irvine
    Stanford University
    New York Medical College
    Emory University
    Drexel University
    Albany Medical College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of Iowa
    New York University
    Creighton University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Jefferson Medical College
    Pennsylvania State University
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Rochester
    SUNY Upstate
    Boston University
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of California, San Diego

    Accepted

    Case Western Reserve University

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