MCAT trend: August 2008 MCAT - 13 PS, 12 Bio, 8 VB (damn!), S WS January 2009 MCAT - 14 PS, 13 Bio, 10 VB, T WS (studied verbal and the sciences for a few more months, the January MCAT also seemed easier)
Primary application verified a few hours after submission (3.3 BCPM/3.28 overall)
Typical low GPA, high MCAT non-traditional applicant:
Majored in engineering at Columbia University, graduated in 2005 Worked as a technical specialist for 3.5 years at an IP law firm - didn't have much clinical experience during that time 1 Year of volunteering and shadowing experience 1 Year of genomic research Several dozen college ECs 3 different leadership positions while in college Unique essay and strong recommendations Currently working as an RA at CUMC
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Columbia University
Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
Total MCAT SCORE: 520
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.30
Science GPA: 3.30
Summary of Application Experience
Submitted primary applications to 50 MD schools. Probably not going to complete some of the secondaries.
Any suggestions as to which schools to apply would be welcomed.