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  • hopefulcc

  • Application cycles: 2010
  • Demographics: Female, 37, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 07/17/2013
  • Brief Profile: as of: 9/2/2010

    Volunteered at Children\'s Hospital for 3 years (450 hours, but only 50 hours during college)
    Assistant badminton coach for my old HS team (5 months; 150 hours)
    Vietnamese Students Association member + social chair (3 years; social chair= 150 hours)
    Study Abroad Fall 2008- Singapore (1 semester)
    UCSD PACCT- Community Pediatrics intern (1 year+ current; 400 hours)
    UCSD Medical Center ER dept research associate (1 year+ current; 150 hours)
    UCSD Academic Integrity peer advisor and intern (1 year; 450 hours)
    UCSD Academic Integrity Matters! student org- a founding member (1year; 150 hours)
    Shadowed DO Pediatrician (35 hours)
    private tutor 2007-2009 (approx 200 hours)
    administrative assistant job (current)

    clinical hours (not including HS): approx 550 hours
    non-clinical hours (including work): 1,100 hours

    LORS: 2 science, 1 non-science, 1 from EC activity, 1 from D.O. physician (all are received by LOR service)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2010

    • Undergraduate college: UCSD
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.42
    • Science GPA: 3.38

    Summary of Application Experience

    1/20 received AMCAS fee waiver
    5/14 received AACOMAS fee waiver

    6/1 received MCAT score- didn\'t do well; will be retaking it on july 29th.
    6/7 AACOMAS received transcripts
    6/10 submitted AACOMAS and am applying as disadvantaged student
    6/16 AACOMAS verified! wow, that was quick.

    7/1 opened virtual eval account for LORs (will be sending a packet of 5 letters to each school)
    7/8 received 7 of 11 secondaries: SOMA, KCOM, LECOM-B, LECOM-E, AZCOM, TOURO-CA, NSU
    submitted: KCOM, LECOM-E, AZCOM, TOURO-CA, SOMA, NSU (not submitting LECOM-B).
    status pending: VCOM, PNWU
    7/13 finally received WesternU/COMP\'s secondary! for a minute i thought i was screened out, phew! will fill it out and submit it within the next 3 days.
    7/15 rescheduled for Aug 5th MCAT; don\'t feel ready yet... so much is riding on this!!

    8/07 took the 8/5 MCAT. it was pretty hard, but I feel a bit better coming out of this one than the test on 5/1. if i can get a 28 i\'d consider it successful. haha! meanwhile, life is back on track and i\'m catching up on secondaries, internship projects, etc. =)
    8/08 submitted WesternU/COMP\'s secondary; decided not to submit WesternU/OR secondary

    9/2 OMG i got an interview invite email from Touro-CA even before the release of my new MCAT score!! i\'m so excited because this is definitely one of my top choice schools (along with NSU, COMP, and SOMA).
    9/7 received my new mcat score: 27M... writing score stayed the same. i\'m ok with a 27, but i would have really liked a 28+. of course i\'d receive a score that\'s ONE point below what i want. i don\'t feel too good about it, especially it being so late in the cycle....
    9/14 updated TOURO-CA file to include new MCAT score for interview; updated WesternU/COMP with new MCAT.
    9/15 LECOM-E online status changed to: admissions committee has made a decision, you will be receiving an official mail in 30 days. BOOOO, no interview invite email + \"official\" snail mail = rejection. saaaad.
    9/20 received LECOM-E\'s rejection letter; i\'m starting to regret that i didn\'t apply to more schools.

    10/5 interview at TOURO-CA
    10/8 waitlist status at TOURO-CA
    10/12 added 9 more schools: CCOM, DMU, KCUMB, NYCOM, RVUCOM, TOURO-NY, TOURO-NV, UMDNJ, WCU
    10/19 received and submitted secondaries for: CCOM, DMU, RVUCOM, TOURO-NY, UMDNJ
    received WesternU interview invite for 10/30th!!!
    10/21 received KCOM interview invite! scheduled for 11/11
    10/27 received TOURO-NY interview invite. scheduled for 1/19
    10/30 interviewed at WesternU, loved it! I sincerely hope it went as well as I think.

    11/6 received and submitted TOURO-NV secondary; also mailed in thank yous for Western U interview
    11/11 interviewed at KCOM, i was very impressed with the facilities and faculty! came home and received interview invite to KCUMB. Missouri loves me!
    11/18 received a missed call from KCOM\'s admissions staff yesterday and was woken up this morning with an acceptance call! so incredibly happy right now! i loved the atmosphere and facilities! will be cancelling my Touro-NY and KCUMB interviews. Now I\'m just waiting to hear back from WesternU/COMP....

    12/6 it\'s my birthday and guess what FINALLY came in the mail? my WesternU/COMP acceptance letter! WOOOO, happy birthday to me!
    12/8 emailed KCOM to decline their acceptance offer and sent in my deposit and req\' forms to WesternU/COMP. yayyyy, WesternU/COMP class of 2015!

    THIS APPLICATION CYCLE IS FINALLY OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i thank my lucky stars every day that i received both the AACOMAS and AMCAS fee waivers. the fee waivers saved me a BUTT LOAD of $$ when it came to: taking 2 MCAT exams, AACOMAS primary app fees, and individual secondary fees (all waived except for NSUCOM and LECOM-E).
    Also, 2 of my first 3 interviews were in state (CA) so it didn\'t cost too much to attend those interviews.

    good luck to those still interviewing/ deciding, and best wishes to future applicants!

    Applied, Rejected

    Edward Via Virginia College

    Applied, Withdrew

    Lake Erie College - Bradenton
    Pacific Northwest University

    Application Complete

    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    New York College of New York Tech.
    Arizona College of Mid. University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Nova Southeastern University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Des Moines University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Rocky Vista University
    Touro University - Harlem
    Kansas City University
    Touro University - Henderson
    A.T. Still University - Mesa

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Touro University - Mare Island


    Western University of Health Sciences
    A.T. Still University - Kirksville

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