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  • User #17580

  • Application cycles: 07/10/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 35, South Asian
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 06/29/2011
  • Brief Profile: Experience:
    * Multicultural camp coordinator
    * Shadowing (~50 hours)
    * Patient Companion
    * Writing Consultant
    * Tutor
    * Kaplan MCAT Teacher
    * Student Affairs
    * Some Research
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/10/2010

    • Undergraduate college: Liberal Arts College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 505
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.48
    • Science GPA: 3.35

    Summary of Application Experience

    Philosophy for 2010-2011 Admissions cycle: All it takes is one!

    Advice:
    * Turn in your application as early as possible. I turned my application in early July, and didn\'t get verified till August. Looking at so many SDNers getting interviews so early in the season, I truly wish I had been able to submit my primary earlier. In this case, early bird really does get the worm!
    * Answer the following two questions even before secondaries start pouring in as they will show up in your secondaries in some way, shape, or manner:
    1. How will you add to the diversity of the class, including but not limited to lifestyle, race/ethnicity, geography, socioeconomic status, family background, professional pursuits, interests in different medical specialties, interest in working with undeserved populations, and distance traveled through life.
    2. Why do you want to attend X Medical School? Make sure the reasons are unique and fleshed out. Always talk about the school in context of your values, experiences, and goals.
    * Goal to turnover secondaries should be two weeks, and by mid-August since that\'s when most interview invites start going out.
    * Don\'t discount any schools. Every medical school has something unique to offer!
    * If you are claiming residency, have the following information prepared beforehand: 1040 for you and your parents, vehicle registration, voter registration, and and driver\'s license information; it will make your life a lot easier!
    * Have two character letters (friend, supervisor, academic peer, church group leader, etc.) uploaded onto AMCAS in addition to your committee letter so you won\'t be blindsided when you are asked for them by some schools.
    * It is your responsibility to call or e-mail medical schools to ensure your application is complete. Turning in the secondary does not equal completion of application, so make sure you are keeping up with your application status.


    Method to the madness:
    SR: Secondary Received
    SC: Secondary Submitted
    C: Complete
    II: Interview Invite
    I: Interview
    R: Rejected
    A: Accepted
    WD: Withdrew
    WL: Waitlisted

    AMCAS Verified: 8/4/2010

    Applied, Rejected

    University of South Carolina
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Application Complete, Rejected

    SUNY Buffalo
    Creighton University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    George Washington University
    University of Louisville
    Albany Medical College
    University of Central Florida
    Florida International University
    University of Florida
    Hofstra University
    Michigan State University
    Tulane University
    University of Miami
    Loma Linda University
    University of South Florida
    Drexel University
    University of Illinois
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Oakland University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Florida State University

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