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  • #18537

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: Alabama
  • Last Active: 02/20/2011   -   Latest Activity
  • Brief Profile:
    Research for 2 years, towards undergrad honors thesis, 1 second author publication late in the cycle
    Volunteering
    some shadowing and tutoring
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.90
    • Science GPA: 3.94

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS submitted mid July, verified mid Aug. App complete at most schools during September (earliest late August), a few in October
    I feel that I submitted my secondaries late relative to the time I received them (on average one month after receiving them). Some much later because of school starting and being preoccupied with research.
    Might have been better if I submitted my AMCAS earlier, but that would mean I can\\\\\\\'t include my volunteering and shadowing activities over the summer

    MCAT experience:
    Took MCAT in late May. Took a prep course with Kaplan, but didn\\\\\\\'t keep up with the studying. Going to the lectures still helped though.
    Started really studying two weeks before the exam. Kaplan\\\\\\\'s review notes really helped me. I pretty much read all four books in about 4 days. Spent the other days taking AAMC practice tests. I took a Kaplan practice test earlier during the year, didn\\\\\\\'t find it too helpful because they test you on what they teach you...not very reflective of the real MCAT. I followed the Kaplan method for the writing section (I didn\\\\\\\'t follow their whole passage mapping mantra for the other sections), I even sent in my writing samples for them to grade and they gave me near perfect scores. As you can see my writing score is not very good.

    I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED OFF THE WAITLIST TO MY TOP CHOICE!

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete

    New York Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Dartmouth College
    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Stanford University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Rochester
    University of Southern California
    Yale University
    New York University
    University of Chicago
    Northwestern University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Pittsburgh

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Washington University in St. Louis

    Accepted

    Georgetown University
    Tufts University

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