Note that while my GPA isn\'t as ridiculous as everyone else\'s on SDN, it was good enough to get me Summa Cum Laude thanks to rampant grade deflation. Boston U :(
I also don\'t really see the point in anonymity -- I\'ve posted nothing here that the admission committee couldn\'t see on my application, except the other schools I applied to, which I doubt they held against me.
Awards and crap:
Awarded a half-scholarship to my school Dean\'s List all semesters Tengo la habilidad a conversar en espa?ol, pero no soy fluido.
Worked as an official for intramural sports (Sept 2006-May 2009) Official of the Month (three times oh boy) Promoted to supervisor (May 2009-April 2010) Participated in Edinburgh Fringe Festival (July 2006-Aug 2006) Participated in an improv comedy troupe (Sept 2006-April 2010) Participated in intramural sports and adult hockey leagues (Sept 2006-April 2010) Organized a gaming club for huge nerds like me (May 2008-Aug 2008)
Worked at a Norwegian Hall and cooked/waited for the homeless (December 2006, 2007, and 2008) Secretary/Webmaster for Alpha Epsilon Delta, which involves a bunch of scattered volunteer experience (January 2008-present)
1500 hours of experience as a veterinary technician - Work with animals translates to human medicine. I swear. (All breaks from school, including one spring break -_-) 200 hours of shadowing an anesthesiologist/pain management specialist (May 2008-Aug 2008) 275 hours as a research assistant working with Schedule II opioids (May 2008-Aug 2008) Lots of hours as an undergraduate researcher in a psychology lab. Worked on my own project, presented a couple of posters, submitted a paper for publication, but it never got through and I gave up. It sucks when a year of research ends with inconclusive results. (Sept 2008-March 2010)
I got a fine and a short stint of academic probation from my university for getting caught with a fake ID in October of 2008. I suppose it\'s better than actually having a criminal record, but I imagine this came back to haunt me.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Boston University
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 519
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.78
Science GPA: 3.84
Summary of Application Experience
2/10-5/3 - Took The Princeton Review\'s MCAT prep class. 5/26 - AMCAS received transcript. 5/28 - Took the MCAT. 6/9 - Submitted AMCAS to USC. 6/19 - AMCAS verified. 6/30 - MCAT scores received (36S). Submitted AMCAS to all other schools. 7/1 - Michigan and Pitt secondaries received. 7/6 - Virginia secondary received. 7/8 - BU and Maryland secondaries received. 7/9 - UCLA secondary received. 7/10 - UC Davis secondary received. 7/15 - UPenn and UCSD secondaries received. Letter of evaluation received by AMCAS! Submitted Michigan secondary. 7/17 - Complete at Michigan; submitted Pitt secondary; individual letters of recommendation mailed to AMCAS. 7/20 - UCI secondary received; Pitt interview invite! September 21st. 7/22 - NYU, USC, and WFU secondaries received. 7/23 - All individual letters of recommendation received by AMCAS. Submitted BU secondary. 7/24 - Decided not to finish Georgetown\'s $130 secondary. Applied to Cornell instead (yay longshots). Submitted Maryland, UC Davis, UCI, UCLA, UCSD, UPenn, and UVa secondaries. Damn that felt good. Complete at Maryland and UCI. 7/27 - Cornell and Penn State secondaries received. Complete at UCLA and UVa. 7/28 - Submitted Cornell and Penn State secondaries (quick and simple ones). Complete at UPenn and Cornell (wow). 7/29 - Submitted NYU and USC secondaries. Complete at UC Davis. 7/30 - Complete at NYU. 7/31 - Submitted WFU secondary. Complete at UCSD. 8/1 - Complete at USC. 8/6 - Complete at BU (finally). 8/7 - UNC secondary received. 8/8 - Submitted UNC secondary. 8/14 - Complete at UNC and WFU. Miami secondary received. 8/16 - Submitted Miami secondary. 8/17 - Rejected by Vandy. I hate everything about this process. 8/21 - Complete at Miami. UCSD interview invite! October 19th. 8/31 - Rejected by BU. WOW. JUST. WOW. 9/4 - UCLA interview invite! HELLS YES! October 12th. 9/8 - Finally complete at Penn State. 9/14 - Maryland interview invite! November 2nd. UVa interview invite! November 16th. WHAT A DAY!!! 9/15 - On hold at Penn State. Six weeks to complete my app; one week to decide they don\'t like it. Kay. 9/17 - Miami interview invite! October 9th. Rejected by UCSF. Thanks for giving me a chance, jerks. 9/21 - Interviewed at Pitt. Fell in love. 9/23 - Found out that I\'m on hold at UCI. 10/9 - Interviewed at Miami. It was all kinds of awesome. 10/12 - Interviewed at UCLA. Also awesome. 10/15 - ACCEPTED AT MIAMI! It\'s only been six days! SWEET SASSY MOLASSY I\'MA GON BE A DOCTA! 10/19 - Interviewed at UCSD. Incredibly relaxed and pretty awesome to boot. 11/2 - Interviewed at Maryland. It was a lot more impressive than I had expected. 11/4 - Waitlisted at Pitt. This process is the worst. 11/16 - Interviewed at UVa. Smalltown, Virginia is surprisingly fantastic. I\'d love to go there. 11/17 - Accepted at Maryland, but waitlisted at UCSD. Fuck. 11/18 - Rejected by USC. Lol. 11/20 - Waitlisted at UVa. If it wasn\'t for Maryland, I\'d have forgotten what good news was. 12/1 - Rejected by UC Davis. Lol. 12/7 - Rejected by Cornell. 12/10 - Rejected by UNC. 1/8 - Rejected by Michigan. 2/2 - Scholarship offer from Miami! 2/3 - Rejected by UPenn. 3/1 - Rejected by NYU. 3/12 - Waitlisted by UCLA. Sigh. 3/29 - Rejected by WFU. 4/7 - Rejected by UCI. 4/16 - Withdrew from Maryland. I can\'t spend $70,000 a year. 4/17 - Rejected from Penn State. My last post-secondary, pre-interview rejection. 7/19 - Accepted from the waitlist at Pitt. Too late and too expensive. 8/5 - Started orientation at the U!!!
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
P: 6/30, R: 8/17 -- Rejection #1