Nontraditional applicant. After cycle is over, I will fill in profile with complete bio and stats.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/07/2010
Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
Total MCAT SCORE: 511
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.50
Science GPA: 3.70
Summary of Application Experience
-10/16/10 ACCEPTED! Withdrawing from a few schools that didn\'t/wouldn\'t make the cut. Was tempted to let these schools ride to see who would offer invites, but knowing I wouldn\'t matriculate made releasing them the right thing to do.
-5/24/11 UPDATE - My application cycle has come and gone. I will be matriculating to Tufts University School of Medicine, class of 2015. My biggest piece of advice to prospective medical students would be to apply broadly, but apply only to places that you\'d like to go. Think long and hard about that. Friends, family support and proximity, and cultural climate should all be considered. Cost is a factor, too, depending on how much you worry about money. As a non-trad applicant with a background in the entertainment industry, I wasn\'t sure quite what admissions committees would make of me. Part of me thought \"I would like to go anywhere I can get in!\" I applied to schools that I was legitimately interested in, as well as a handful of schools that I thought would be \"safer\" in terms of getting accepted with my stats. Part of me wishes I eliminated the second group, because I ended up withdrawing from a bunch of those schools after getting into my state school.
My second piece of advice is more broad. Medical school acceptance is slightly formulaic. You need good grades, MCAT scores, ECs, LORs, etc. What can set you apart from the rest of the applicants is a killer personal statement. I benefited from having some interesting life experiences to draw on; that stuff can only help. The trick is to create a solid (and somewhat unique) narrative about yourself. In a sea of 30+ Mcat scores and 3.7 science GPAs, a great PS can really separate you from the pack.
Good luck on your applications! The process is long and fraught with stress and hard work, but if you want nothing less, you\'ll make it...some way or another.
University of North Carolina
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Screened out pre-secondary here.
Summary of Experience:
An absolute dream. I can\'t imagine a better place to become a doctor. Would go here in a second if given the opportunity, although I\'d be surprised if I get that far. UPDATE: Snap back to reality, Oh, there goes gravity. Rejected.