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  • thelifepursuit

  • Application cycles: 06/01/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 32, East Asian
  • Home state: Newfoundland
  • Last Active: 07/18/2013
  • Brief Profile: Cycle is winding down, so here is some info on my primary. I\'ve very, very average, and got extremely lucky.

    GPA: 3.7-3.9 in engineering at a top school
    MCAT: 36R

    Clinical:
    - Hospital volunteering (100 h)
    - Shadowing (20 h)

    Research:
    - No pubs, no abstracts, nothing
    - A few years of engineering research, in 3 different labs
    - Lots of national/provincial level research scholarships/stipends
    - Really fun interdisciplinary thesis project, people seemed to dig it

    Clubs:
    - President of an academic club
    - Executive positions in 2 other clubs

    Other:
    - TA\'ed an engineering course
    - Founded unique medical-related activity
    - Full-ride to undergrad, lots of other scholarships
    - Some basic involvement in music, mostly from childhood

    Letters:
    I sent 3, a few others if necessary, but the core 3 were the strongest.
    - My thesis advisor...who is one of the best people I know and a beautiful writer. I owe everything to this person.
    - Two engineering profs
    I used Interfolio (<3)

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/01/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of Toronto
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.90

    Summary of Application Experience

    Hi, guys! I'm Canadian. I applied to the US and matriculated at U of T. I was accepted at my first choice, Yale, and unfortunately, couldn't go.

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Columbia University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Georgetown University
    New York University
    New York Medical College

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    George Washington University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    SUNY Upstate
    University of Kentucky

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    Stanford University

    Accepted

    Saint Louis University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Boston University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Yale University
    Wayne State University
    Northwestern University

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