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  • User #17935

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: Wisconsin
  • Last Active: 05/06/2010
  • Brief Profile: Accepted so no longer anonymous
    CNA at nursing home ~6 months
    CNA at hospital ~2 years
    ER volunteer ~100 hours
    Research ~3 months (bad experience, dealt with cyanobacteria and professor on sabattical)
    VP for Chem Club 1 year
    VP for Premed Club 1 year
    Premed Liaison for Premed Club 2 years
    College Tutor ~3 years
    Teacher\'s Aide ~ 1 semester
    Medical service trip to Central America May 2010
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: UW Oshkosh
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    July 09 Submitted AMCAS.
    August 09 AMCAS Verified
    This had been a very upsetting cycle. I thought I would have a better response from schools with ECs, GPA, and MCAT. Having only 2 interviews was very humbling. I\\\\\\\'m taking the \\\\\\\"hope for the best and prepare for the worst\\\\\\\" mentality. I\\\\\\\'m getting ready to apply for the next cycle and will include some DO schools this time.
    SLU or bust right now. This has been a very disappointing cycle but I refuse to give up. I will call around to see what is lacking in my app and start working on it. I will also be sure to include DO schools next cycle.
    Accepted at SLU!!! I will definitely be attending here! I have some thoughts in the back of my head wondering if I should wait and reapply to UWSMPH and MCW so I can be closer to home, but I don\'t think I can pass up an acceptance at SLU, they have good USMLE scores and good match rates.

    Overall Costs
    ~$2,500 Primary and secondary apps (I sent out around 23 primaries and then only 9 secondaries = big waste of money)
    ~200 Interview Costs
    I managed to get a lot of free MCAT study material which would\'ve cost ~$2,000

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University

    Applied, Withdrew

    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Nebraska
    Boston University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Iowa
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Wisconsin


    Saint Louis University

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