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  • MrAtoZ

  • Application cycles: 07/31/2009
  • Demographics: Female, 33, East Asian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 05/23/2011
  • Brief Profile: I am an F1 student attending a U.S. public university. For those international students wanting to go to med school in U.S.--feel free to email me with questions if you have any ([email protected]). The reason I decided to upload my info here in the first place is to serve as a useful reference to those premeds coming from similar background.

    Although I think that it\\\'s impossible to even remotely recreate who I am here, I will at least try to say a few words just to tantalize your curiosity.

    I\\\'ve done 5+ semesters of research in 3 different labs with 1 published paper in the process. I\\\'ve been involved in non-profit orgs and a number of student orgs at college with some leadership positions. My main clinical experience came from a summer internship in Houston. My favorite TV show is GLEE, and as you can guess I\\\'m really into music (10+ yrs in classical instruments). In one way or another I will end up talking about it during my interviews. I am not an athlete but like swimming and recently got open waters scuba diving certification.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/31/2009

    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.95
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    I must say that it continuously has been a war against time. You want it to stop when you are trying to submit your applications on time. You want it to fly when you are waiting to hear back from schools. Time never discriminates but you feel like it does to you...especially you. Anywhoo I believe that in the end there is peace with lots of sprinkles and rainbows. The more you struggle, the sweeter your taste of victory will be.

    Overall, I think that you get into schools that you put the most attention to during the application cycle. Of course there are exceptions, but for me, it\'s been the general case. I think that if you really knock hard, doors will open to you no matter what. :)

    Seriously, if you knock like crazy, things will open up. Everyone was telling me that applying to med school was a very risky thing to do. Parents, parents\' friends, relatives, friends, professors, bloggers, counselors, and even myself told that it could be nearly impossible for me to go to US med school because I am an IS. In fact, several of my IS friends dropped the idea of applying entirely just because of the perceived impossibility. But I just decided to give it a try at least. Stories won\'t be there if you don\'t even try to write one. :)

    Applied, Rejected

    Brown University
    Mayo Medical School
    Cornell University

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Dartmouth College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Columbia University
    Yale University

    Application Complete

    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Texas Tech University
    University of Texas, Houston

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Texas A & M University
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

    Accepted

    Texas Tech University, El Paso
    University of Texas, Galveston
    Case Western Reserve University
    Baylor College
    University of Texas, Southwestern

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