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  • priss bliss

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Female, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 02/19/2011   -   Latest Activity
  • Brief Profile: I made this profile so my friends, family and others can get a brief overview of my application cycle. If you have any questions, you can message me here or on SDN and I\'ll be happy to answer.

    I’m a biochemistry major at SJSU. During my freshman year, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away at the beginning of my second semester. At the same time, I was also involved in some legal issues concerning my ex boyfriend who was involved in a hit and run accident and documents said that the car I sold to him was STILL in my name. I was a huge wreck at that time, dropped out of school that semester, and almost gave up on pursuing medicine altogether. With the support of friends, family and a good lawyer (haha), I returned the following summer.

    Ever since then, I joined a nonprofit health outreach organization and became a head coordinator. I spent 500+ hours shadowing/volunteering at the VA and El Camino Hospital. Research experience consisted of 2 summers at Stanford University involving hematology and cancer treatment. Other stuff includes TA-ing ochem/biochem, Vietnam missionary trip, etc.

    Many people say that even with good stats, coming from a cal state school is a red flag/death sentence. However, with glowing essays and recommendations, adcoms (good ones at least lol) can separate passion from bull****. During the interviews, as long as you be yourself, speak from the heart, and don’t sound like a pre-programmed answering machine, you can seal the deal.

    UCLA David Geffen SOM c/o 2014!

    I love you papa! Rest in peace.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: San Jose State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.90
    • Science GPA: 3.82

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco
    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Duke University
    Boston University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, Los Angeles


    University of North Carolina
    University of California, Davis
    University of Pittsburgh

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