Applied all over since I\'m a NJ resident, originally from CO, with a father in MA and mother in MI. Oh, and I\'m dating a girl from Indiana... Plus, I was nervous that schools wouldn\'t appreciate the fact that my most significant activity was athletics.
• \"Top 15\" National Univ. - majored in English/Comp Lit and Social Policy • Volunteering: tutored inner-city kids on weekends; worked with public schools to create childhood obesity education program; and coached kids soccer league for 3 years. • Shadowing: 150-200 hrs spread over 6 specialties • Athletics (my main EC): 4-year D-I varsity athlete including four NCAA tournaments (two quarterfinal appearances)... bunch of awards--all-conference (2x), team MVP, 2nd team all-american... continued with semi-pro league for last 2 years. • Research: NONE - no joke.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2010
Total MCAT SCORE: 523
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.66
Science GPA: 3.61
Summary of Application Experience
I thought I knew what I wanted out of a medical school and knew what would be a \"good fit\" for me... the admission cycle proved to be a polite awakening. Honestly, almost all of my rejections were more from fit than anything else. I probably wouldn\'t have gone to any of them because I found the \"perfect\" school for me. Throw out rankings and reputation -- I know where I want to be.
I\'m basing my final decision on that \"a-ha\" moment, that gut feeling when you\'re at an interview and think to yourself \"I can\'t imagine myself being anywhere else.\" That happened for me quite early in the interview season, and I wasn\'t sure whether it was genuine or merely my being awe-struck by my first interview.