Menu Icon Search
Close Search

MD Applicants

  • fpo-profile-avatar
  • User #17247

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Georgia
  • Brief Profile: May 08 MCAT = 30
    August 08 MCAT = 36; AMCAS complete with new score ~16 september 08
    Finished secondaries between mid-August and mid-October.

    1 year research w/ bioinformatics
    2 years intense research in molecular biology lab
    Various pre-med honors, volunteering, shadowing, fraternity involvement. Various research and academic honors from the school.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20 public/top60 national
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Biochemistry
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: B.S.
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 129, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Biggest thing in my opinion (beside GPA/MCAT) are your letters of recommendation. Do whatever it takes to begin research early and make sure your mentors & other faculty know you and will speak well about you. Also, compose very well articulated personal statement/MD-PhD/research statements that argue why these programs should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on you.

    Going back, I would have submitted my app earlier (and nailed the MCAT the first time). I would not have went on my MD-only interviews. Submitting late meant getting my secondaries in even later. I had the later interview opportunities, which certainly hurt me at the top programs because there were less slots available. I am very fortunate that the process turned out well, because for a lot of people it does not end as well.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Pennsylvania
    Stanford University
    University of Michigan
    Johns Hopkins University
    Cornell University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Harvard University

    Attended Interview

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Alabama
    University of North Carolina
    Duke University
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Emory University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Vanderbilt University


    Columbia University
    Mayo Medical School
    Medical College of Georgia

    // Share //

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this application cycle? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.

    × Wait!

    Are you sure you want to delete this school? This will remove all application data and cannot be undone.