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.