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  • BBender716

  • Application cycles: 06/09/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 07/26/2010
  • Brief Profile: Academic:
    Major: Economics
    cGPA = 3.98
    sGPA = 3.93
    MCAT = 33R
    Honors: Summa cum Laude, Bronze Tablet (Top 3%), Phi Beta Kappa, James Scholar, research/merit award.
    Graduated in 3 years.

    Summer Hospital Internship
    Hospital Volunteering
    EMT-B certified, employed as EMT ~25 hours/week

    Campus Organizations:
    Helped found some organizations, volunteered a ton, some unusual business experience, etc.

    Paid Employment:
    Database Manager/IT Operations
    MCAT Prep Instructor

    1.5 years of very unique research, published

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/09/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Institution: Stanford University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: n/a
    • Institution: Tuck Business Bridge Program at Dartmouth
    • Area of Study: Other
    • Degree Obtained: n/a
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.98
    • Science GPA: 3.93

    Summary of Application Experience

    ------Beginning of process-------
    Waiting for primary period to start. Ready to submit. Actual MCAT was 3-4 points lower than my average score over my 16 practice tests so I\\\'m disappointed in that. Hopefully I find more luck throughout the rest of the process! My absolute first choice would be Northwestern if finances come through. I would love to get in anywhere, though, Midwest especially. Best of luck to everyone on MDapps!

    6/10: AMCAS finally verified, sGPA went up .4 and cGPA went up .1, woohoo! Thank you AMCAS! ...for once!

    6/23: Let the secondaries roll in! Trying to get as many done as I can while they aren\\\'t being piled on. Feeling really good that all my LORs are already taken care of. Phew!

    8/10: Done with ALL secondaries! Feels amazing. Now it\\\'s hurry up and wait for interview invites hopefully!

    8/20: Woke up to Loyola and Ohio State invites! What a great morning...

    1/11 ------------Near End of Cycle--------------
    I\'ve met a lot of great people and seen some magnificent things along the way. It has truly been an up and down experience, but at the end of the day, I feel truly blessed for the success I\'ve had this cycle, and however the end pans out, I feel very fortunate. I\'ll update with my final decision.

    Looking like Loyola vs. UChicago. I\'m writing letters to U of C and anxiously anticipating second-look at Loyola. Holding out at some other places to see what financial aid shakes out to be. Weird time where nothing\'s going on, but there are no definitive decisions yet.

    I\'m at Loyola, and I absolutely love it!

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete, Rejected

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    Rush Medical College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Dartmouth College
    University of Michigan
    Johns Hopkins University
    Saint Louis University
    University of Wisconsin

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Toledo

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Indiana University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Chicago

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Pittsburgh


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    Ohio State University
    University of Illinois
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Iowa

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