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  • User #17712

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 08/13/2010
  • Brief Profile: Volunteer on a first aid squad since high school, treasurer of wrestling club freshman and sophomore year, president for part of junior year. member of ultimate frisbee club/team for freshman/sophomore years. Dean\'s list 5/6 semesters, one week externships in orthopaedic surgery and emergency medicine, tour guide for just over a year, peer tutor in chemistry for 2 years. treasurer of my fraternity, founder and president of the baking club, and research experience for two summers.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: Lafayette College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.62
    • Science GPA: 3.58

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/30/09 Completing application
    7/16/09 Submitted AMCAS
    Receiving and completing secondaries, doing some essays in advance

    Taking that cross country road trip put me a little farther behind than I had hoped. I considered hiding this, but I don\'t mind breaking the veil of secrecy surrounding the medical school application process. Conversations can become so incredibly awkward. Good luck to the rest of the Lafayette applicants, hopefully we\'ll all have something to celebrate in the spring.

    Well, the process is almost over. Here\'s what I\'ve learned:
    Submit early. I seriously feel that I sabotaged my application by submitting my AMCAS in mid-July.
    The medical school you go to is much less important professionally than where you do your residency. You can get into any residency from any program if you do well enough in medical school, so don\'t discount the debt factor.

    I stopped begging Columbia to let me in after a month and a half. I wasn\'t completely convinced that they deserved such groveling. In any event, I\'m at NJMS and I think it will work out well. My final advice: don\'t stress over which school you go to. Just do your best and nail the residency of your dreams. We\'ll see how that works out for me in a few years. Good luck to all the future applicants, it\'s a nasty process


    University of Michigan

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Pittsburgh
    Jefferson Medical College
    Emory University
    Pennsylvania State University
    George Washington University
    Tufts University
    University of Rochester
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    New York University
    Harvard University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Columbia University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Albany Medical College


    UMDNJ - New Jersey

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