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  • User #17610

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male,
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Brief Profile: 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: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • 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.


    University of Rochester
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Colorado
    University of Maryland
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Temple University
    Tufts University
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Rush Medical College
    New York University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York Medical College
    Michigan State University
    University of Toledo
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Drexel University
    Boston University
    Albany Medical College
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wright State University
    SUNY Buffalo
    Ohio State University
    Northeastern Ohio Universities
    University of Virginia
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Columbia University
    Georgetown University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    SUNY Upstate
    University of Michigan
    Johns Hopkins University
    Emory University
    Harvard University
    Cornell University
    University of Chicago
    Yale University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    SUNY Downstate
    University of Cincinnati
    Case Western Reserve University
    George Washington University
    Wayne State University
    Mayo Medical School

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