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  • tlaloc87

  • Application cycles: 2010
  • Demographics: Male, 33, Hispanic
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 05/20/2011
  • Brief Profile: 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: B/B 132, C/P 129, CARS 130  
    • 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.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Washington
    University of California, San Francisco

    Applied, Withdrew

    Duke University
    Georgetown University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Cornell University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Columbia University
    Baylor College
    Harvard University
    University of North Carolina

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Jefferson Medical College
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    University of Michigan

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pittsburgh

    Accepted

    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    New York University
    Drexel University
    Tufts University
    University of Colorado
    Indiana University

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