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  • carebears

  • Application cycles: 06/26/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 36
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 07/14/2010
  • Brief Profile: the run down: strong research experience. strong volunteer/outreach experience. Average stats compared to most premeds. pretty crappy MCAT imo (very nervous, was considering retaking during the summer while applying, but I got lazy and distracted).
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/26/2009

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.90

    Summary of Application Experience

    I applied pretty broadly. I honestly don\'t know which schools are \"within my reach,\" except for a few famous ones that I just assume are out of reach i.e. columbia, stanford, ucsf. Anyways, I view all MD programs as relative equals b/c it\'s a standard education, MD is MD! The way it was explained to me: if you do well at any school, you can be any type of doctor you want, and if you\'re dedicated enough, you\'ll be a great one!

    Matriculating at UCI zot zot!

    My preference for schools works as follows:
    1. location (want CA schools badly, then NYC, then Boston, then...well if no luck with those I\'ll grudgingly take anything, applied mostly to major metropolitan areas for schools outside of CA)
    2. student culture (won\'t know until I visit the school for interviews) - need to be chill and enjoying themselves!
    3. Curriculum - P/F, flexibility
    4. hospitals and breadth of clinical experience provided
    5. Unique research opportunities, most schools offer this, but some schools have better resources than others

    So far I\'m happy with how interviews have been going. Got interviews for 4 CA schools, which I was extremely pleased about .

    We\'ll see where i end up!

    hope this profile is useful, btw :)

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Southern California
    Boston University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Tufts University
    George Washington University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of California, Davis

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Stanford University
    University of California, San Diego
    New York Medical College
    New York University


    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of California, Irvine

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