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  • Nerday Shortay

  • Application cycles: 06/09/2009
  • Demographics: Female, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: Connecticut
  • Last Active: 09/25/2013
  • Brief Profile: Edit: I have had a wonderful medical school experience and am now applying to Psychiatry residency programs :)

    I made this profile when I was applying to medical school, and I only just remembered some of the stories/mishaps below...

    1) Wash. U. St. Louis interview: When the Dean of Admissions showed up to interview me 20 minutes late, I said, "You're late, sir. You only have one chance to make a first impression and you are late." I was having a bad day, and luckily he had a quality sense of humor. When he asked me if I had any interest in doing a PhD along with the MD, I responded, "Absolutely not."

    2) Pritzker interview: I stepped on a giant grate outside and wrecked the heel on my shoe. I attended my faculty interview with a broken shoe, and then lost my cell phone on the way to the airport.

    3) Cornell interview: While sitting in the interview room with all the other interviewees, I noticed something on the table in front of me. Inexplicably, it was fresh bird poop.

    4) Columbia interview: After my faculty member finished interviewing me, I let down my guard and, before I could stop myself, I asked how I did on my interview. He said, "Well, nobody has ever asked me that before. I guess I can tell you."

    5) Hopkins interview: In a letter from my student interviewer that I received after being accepted, he told me that I was the only applicant in history to swear not once, but twice, during my interview and still receive an acceptance.

    6) Harvard interview: When the interviewer asked me, "Is there anything else I should let the committee know?" I responded, "Yes. I'm not a sociopath."

    In conclusion, I need to get a life. Cheers!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/09/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Connecticut
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 128, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.99
    • Science GPA: 3.99

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Duke University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Chicago
    Cornell University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Columbia University
    University of Pennsylvania


    Mayo Medical School
    University of Connecticut
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Johns Hopkins University
    Yale University

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