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  • Tim Armstrong

  • Application cycles: 06/12/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 30, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 02/03/2012
  • Brief Profile: 1 year Health Psychology research (150 hours)
    1 year Neuropharmacology research- pending publication (500 hours)
    6 months Telemetry unit volunteer (80 hours)
    8 months ER volunteer- two different hospitals (120 hours)
    CNA license and certification (80 hour clinicals)
    Tutoring (paid)- 20 hrs/wk- currently employed
    Worked 25 hours/wk all throughout college (2000 hours)
    pianist for church
    Habitat for Humanity- 1 year
    Physician Shadowing- primary care doc at free clinic- 30 hours
    Teaching Assistant- Organic Chemistry Lab TA
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/12/2011

    • Undergraduate college: State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.85
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    The hardest part about this cycle was taking the MCAT in April (while studying for Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, working part time, and doing research), getting a horrible score, and having to retake in July. My first attempt I got a 25M. My second try in July i got a 31M(12BS, 9PS, 10VR). Writing score is terrible but I\'m not going to retake for just a writing score. So I wasn\'t able to be complete at most schools until early September.
    My suggestion: take the MCAT seriously. Try to take a couple months off, and study JUST FOR THE MCAT. I\'m hoping to still be competitive even tho I\'m a little late in the cycle.
    Watching your friends get acceptances, and you get none is probably the worst feeling in the world.

    Applied

    East Tennessee State University

    Application Complete

    Drexel University
    Temple University
    Albany Medical College
    Wake Forest University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Vermont
    Jefferson Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University

    Attended Interview

    University of Arizona
    University of Arizona - Phoenix

    Accepted

    New York Medical College

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