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  • ibvs

  • Application cycles: 07/16/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 38, East Asian
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 08/26/2010
  • Brief Profile: Volunteer at hospital(100 hrs)
    Involved in Chinese student organization
    Tutoring coordinator of HKN(ECE honor society)

    This past year:
    Volunteer at hospice(150+ hrs)
    Shadowed 3 physicians(30 hrs)
    Part time job at research lab
    Volunteer in China(120 hrs)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/16/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Florida
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 524
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 132, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.47
    • Science GPA: 3.81

    Summary of Application Experience

    Comments and suggestions are welcomed!!

    1st MCAT 2007(35M)
    2nd MCAT 2008(41)

    Applied last cycle to about 20 schools(All the Florida schools, St. Louis, WashU, Case, Emory, NYU, Drexel, Cincy, NYMC, UTSW, Baylor, Pitt, Yale. Might have left out one or two.)

    Sent my secondaries in around Sep/Oct, interview at UF in Oct., SLU in Dec., and Cincy in Jan.(I applied to Cincy very late, in Nov.). Waitlisted eventually at all 3, and got into none.

    I\\\\\\\'m planning to apply to more schools this year(30-40) and less top level schools. I spoke to ADCOMs to review my application, the general consensus is that I was severely lacking in terms of activities. I had few activities to start with, then made the mistake of not including any that was not clinically or research related on my AMCAS app.

    8/10 AMCAS Verified

    8/11 Added Pitt, Case, Rosalind Franklin, and Mount Sinai because these schools like early applications.

    8/17 Added the rest of the Florida schools in addition to Wake, Albany, and Rochester

    8/19 Added Vermont

    8/25 Ohio State interview invite! Didn\\\\\\\'t expect this one so fast.

    8/25 Added Tufts and Jefferson

    8/27 FIU interview invite!

    8/28 Added SUNY Downstate

    8/28 Case!! I thought the week was over...then received the interview invite at 8 pm!

    8/30 Added PSU and Vandy. Vandy doesn\\\\\\\'t seem to fit my profile very well, but what the heck.

    9/1 Added SLU, SUNY-Buffalo, Toledo, and VCU

    9/15 Finally done with secondaries! if I receive any more it\\\\\\\'ll mean more interviews :)

    9/18 Wake interview invite! Called to check my status, and was told on the phone that I\\\\\\\'m in the top interview pool and that since I called, I could schedule an interview \\\\\\\"right now\\\\\\\". Apparently, they have more people in the top pool than they can interview, so if I didn\\\\\\\'t call I might have never gotten an invite. Thanks SDN!

    9/18 Vandy interview via snail mail, 9/1 email, RAWR!

    9/25 SLU invite! Redemption time....

    9/28 USF invite! Friggin\\\\\\\' sweet!

    9/30 SUNY Upstate invite! At least one of the NY schools responded :D

    10/1 Downstate invite! Boy, getting some love from NY, come on Mount Sinai, follow suit! :D

    10/2 UCF! Home town love!

    10/5 Cincy! Same week as Case too, except 3 days apart :/ Unbelievable though, never expected all these interviews.

    10/15 FIU ACCEPTANCE!!!@#!@#!$$#$@^&!~! OMG. SO. SWEET.

    10/15 Miami interview invite! Both campuses!

    10/16 OHIO. STATE. Woohoooo, one of my top choices!

    Application Complete

    New York Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Toledo

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Florida
    University of Pittsburgh
    Florida State University
    University of Rochester
    SUNY Buffalo
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Cincinnati
    SUNY Upstate
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College
    University of Vermont
    Tufts University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview

    Vanderbilt University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Central Florida
    Wake Forest University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    SUNY Downstate


    Ohio State University
    University of South Florida
    Case Western Reserve University
    Florida International University
    University of Miami

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