I am a nontraditional applicant. I did not start college until age 25. Between high school and college, I worked full-time, starting out mucking out stalls at a local stable and working my way up to a coordinator position in both undergraduate medical education and a patient practice at a Philadelphia medical college under one of Philadelphia magazine\'s \'Top Doctors\'. Due to my work experience I have three years of full-time patient contact, and five years total of working in the medical field.
I am majoring in Biophysics with a minor in French. I have been on the Dean\'s list every semester that I have been in college (except for those when my attendance was less than full-time) and I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I am reasonably fluent in French and have done a study abroad program in Paris through the Sorbonne.
I took the MCAT on June 18th (the 2PM administration) and got a 33N.
My boyfriend and I have been dating since September of 2000 and have been living together since March of 2002. He is supporting both of us while I pursue my education. For this reason, I am only applying to Philadelphia area medical colleges in my first application cycle, as we hope not to have to move away from here.
Progress key: P - Primary submitted SR - Secondary received SS - Secondary submitted C - Complete D - Deferred IR - Interview invite received I - Interview A - Accepted WL - Waitlisted WD - Withdrew R - Rejected
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Temple University
Institution: Major is Biophysics, minor is French
Area of Study: Other
Total MCAT SCORE: 514
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.85
Science GPA: 3.76
Summary of Application Experience
Here\'s a timeline of my application process: 03.07.2009 - began Kaplan MCAT prep course 05.15.2009 - filled out AMCAS primary 05.19.2009 - mailed out transcript request forms 06.01.2009 - first transcript received by AMCAS 06.02.2009 - submitted AMCAS primary application; second transcript received by AMCAS; finished MCAT prep course 06.04.2009 - final transcript received by AMCAS 06.08.2009 - AMCAS primary application verified and sent to Penn 06.18.2009 - took the MCAT 07.21.2009 - received MCAT score 08.06.2009 - AMCAS snafu fixed; primaries sent to Drexel, Jefferson, and Temple 08.07.2009 - secondaries sent to Penn and Temple 08.12.2009 - secondary sent to Jefferson 09.14.2009 - secondary sent to Drexel 10.06.2009 - interview invite from Drexel 11.15.2009 - deferred from Penn 11.23.2009 - interview invite from Temple 12.10.2009 - interviewed at Drexel 02.18.2010 - interviewed at Temple 03.04.2010 - rejected by Drexel 03.12.2010 - accepted by Temple!!
Here are my costs: $1700 - Kaplan MCAT prep course $225 - MCAT registration $253 - primary application $20 - LOR processing by my university\'s health professions office $80 - Penn secondary $70 - Temple secondary $80 - Jefferson secondary $75 - Drexel secondary $430 - suit and alterations (ouch!) $100 - Temple tuition deposit
University of Pennsylvania
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
P 06.02 | SR 07.15 | SS 08.07 | C 09.02 | D 11.15