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  • Mesokun

  • Application cycles: 09/07/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 38, East Asian
  • Home state: Washington
  • Last Active: 09/25/2011
  • Brief Profile: 09/2004-06/2005: 97 hours volunteering at UWMC Interpreter Services doing office work.
    06/2007-09/2007: Lab research, TA, lab management at UW Urology.
    07/2008-11/2008: 183 hours \"volunteering\" at UWMC Interpreter Services, but actually shadowing an interpreter.
    09/2009: Shadowing DO in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine. Use OMM on bone manipulation.
    09/2009 -01/2010: ~14 hours sporadic interpreter work.
    02/2010-05/2010?: Shadowing MD urologist. Does both surgery (mostly laparoscopic or cystoscopic) and clinic (mostly follow up or surgical consult).

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 09/07/2009

    • Undergraduate college: University of Washington
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.31
    • Science GPA: 3.22

    Summary of Application Experience

    When I submitted my AMCAS I chose schools based on only 2 criteria: letters of recommendation and GPA/MCAT statistics. I had no non-science professor recommendation available at the time.

    I got 2 additional letters in the following 2 weeks. I got secondary invites from Boston and George Washington University right away. However, upon reviewing the course requirements I couldn\'t fill out the secondary for GWU because I did not have enough physics laboratory courses.

    I got NYMC secondary invite in the third week of September. Only asked for recommendations.

    In the last week of September my AMCAS was finally verified. Schools began to send their secondary invites in. I was also unqualified for St. Louis due to the physics lab requirements.

    I went back to UW on the day before Autumn quarter begins to sign up as a non-matriculated student in order to take 2 more physics lab courses in the same quarter. This would open up more opportunities for me and I would not have to give up for any schools I have applied to.

    Applied, Withdrew

    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    Temple University
    Tulane University
    New York Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Washington
    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    University of Iowa
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Boston University
    Medical College of Wisconsin

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