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  • User #17399

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, 33, East Asian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 10/02/2009
  • Brief Profile: The usual: volunteering (hospital ER, big bro/big sis), leadership (pres of club on campus), research (3+ years, author on paper), internships (research, clinical/pre-med), teaching gig (chem lab TA), and a lot of shadowing
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Arizona
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Minor
    • Area of Study: History/Humanities
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.83
    • Science GPA: 3.84

    Summary of Application Experience

    I decided to make this profile after my application cycle to help others from the U of A in their application process. I\'ll be in the class of 2013. I applied to mostly mid-tier to mid-upper tier schools.

    GPA: A\'s and B\'s freshman year, all A\'s after that

    I sent primaries to around 19 schools in mid-July, received all secondaries, only sent 14 secondaries, but 2 of the schools I applied to required a LoR from a non-science professor, which I didn\'t have, so I guess only 12 of those applications were complete. I completed all of my secondaries by mid-September.

    I received interview invites from the U of A Tucson and Phoenix, Georgetown, Boston University, New York Medical College, and Saint Louis University

    I attended all the interviews except SLU (invited pretty late), and was accepted to all but Georgetown.

    I was accepted to BU over winter break about a week after I was rejected from Georgetown. I was accepted to the Tucson campus in early January and then the Phoenix campus in mid January. Since you have 2 weeks to decide once you get accepted to both, I visited each one and sat in on classes with the med students. After spending the day up in Phoenix, talking with the students and faculty up there, I decided that\'s the school that will best prepare me for residencies.

    I was accepted to NYMC in mid Feb, but I thought the school was sort of meh, so I wasn\'t really considering it. I was torn between Phoenix and BU, and even went to the BU second look, which made things even more difficult. It was almost a coin flip at the end, but finances were a major factor, so I ended up staying in state, love my school, don\'t regret a thing.

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Saint Louis University

    Accepted

    University of Arizona - Phoenix
    Boston University
    University of Arizona
    New York Medical College

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