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  • User #18048

  • Application cycles: 06/06/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Last Active: 11/27/2014
  • Brief Profile: -Newspaper Editor - Freshman year and ongoing
    -Director Exhibit Programmer for Art Gallery -Three years and ongoing
    -Founder non profit for the Arts and Education -Two years and ongoing
    -Abstracts - two clinical medical abstracts presented at international meeting.
    -Poster - one, clinical medicine. Presented at international meeting.
    -Medical, Surgical Shadowing - non stop since high school - too many hours to count! Included summers freshman, sophomore, junior years - 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, one month each summer.
    -Volunteering Community Clinic- one year, once a week.
    -Spent a semester overseas studying.
    -Ongoing clinical research at my undergrad institution - Junior
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/06/2010

    • Undergraduate college: Ivy League
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    - Took MCAT end of sophomore year- Thrilled this is over!!
    - Transcripts sent to AMCAS 5/24. Received two days later.
    - Submitted Primary AMCAS 6/7. Verified 7/1
    - Committee Letter sent by school 8/24. AMCAS updated 8/26.
    - Complete at first school 8/25 - Cornell
    - Complete at all others schools by 9/4
    - First interview invite Dartmouth!! 9/7
    - First interview Hopkins! late september.
    - Received rest of interviews invites september and october. I had most of my interviews scheduled for the month of october. I was going crazy with school work and traveling. I left only a couple for november and december.
    - First rejection - Georgetown ( I found out by status page change, like three months after I had been rejected !)
    - First acceptance Northwestern! first week of november, followed by Hopkins a week later!!
    - After Hopkins acceptance, I withdrew from all the remaining schools where I had not interviewed at yet, with the exception of Stanford and Columbia.
    - 3/14 and 3/15 - AWESOME NEWS - UPenn and Yale acceptances!!
    - 3/18 to 3/ 25 - Full scholarships to NYU, Pritzker and Northwestern $$$$$ !!!!!

    I am going for a Second Look at Hopkins, U Penn and Yale and I am declining the rest of my acceptances. I can\'t believe how fortunate I have been this cycle and this experience has been very humbling to me. Let\'s see what happens in May! The money from the other schools is making this decision very difficult as well!!

    Well, it is time to make a decision. I was pretty sure I was going to matriculate at Hopkins and i almost cancelled my Penn Preview visit at the last minute, but..... I loved Penn! I really felt right at home. It is hard for me to pinpoint what it was but I loved the vibe and my gut feeling kept telling me \"this is it\". I can honestly say that I became more excited than ever about attending med school. I feel that I have a lot more in common with the student body and with the university as a whole. I am interested in pursuing other interests outside of medicine and Penn would make it very easy for me. I got a sense of isolation at Hopkins that I did not feel at Penn.

    I would recommend everyone to start this process with an open mind and to attend as many interviews as financially possible. At the end, try to go to as many Second Look events as well, because you really never know how things may turn out. The more you are \"physically\" in a school, the more you will learn about it.

    Good luck to all of you!!!!!!!!!!

    Applied, Withdrew

    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Harvard University
    Georgetown University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Brown University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Florida
    University of Miami
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Cornell University


    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Tufts University
    Stanford University
    New York University
    Yale University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Columbia University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of Chicago
    Dartmouth College
    Johns Hopkins University
    Northwestern University
    Loyola University Chicago

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