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  • Application cycles: 06/02/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 03/27/2012
  • Brief Profile: I\'m going to keep this area a little general until the cycle is over.

    -300 hours of hospital experience (ER, oncology, etc)
    -150 hours of urgent care experience
    -30-40 hours at a DO schools medical center
    -2 & 1/2 years of research (almost 2000 hours)
    -Taught at-risk high school students how to pass the CA high school exit exam
    -Bunch of other small experiences/community service

    -LOR\'s: 2 science professors, 1 non-science, 1 DO, 1MD, and 1 from my research P.I.

    After this summer, my sGPA should be around 3.25-3.3, and my cGPA should be around 3.2

    Also applying to William Carey University, which I can\'t find on the list of schools.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/02/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of California
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 125, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.15
    • Science GPA: 3.19

    Summary of Application Experience

    06/03/10: Just submitted today. Wish me luck everybody.

    07/08/10: So AACOMAS has officially screwed me over. As of 06/09, they received two of my transcripts. On 06/11, my third and final transcript was sent to them. On 6/23 I thought it was a bit fishy when my application did not show confirmation of them receiving it, so I tried calling them. After calling multiple times during their business hours, I finally got through to a representative on 6/25. He assured me they have my transcript, and that it would be posted within five business days. By 7/02, five business days after talking to the customer rep, my application still showed that I was missing a transcript. I tried calling again, and to no surprise, they would not pick up during their business hours. I had to wait until 7/06 to speak with a representative. She told me they never received my transcript, and that the other representative was incorrect. Jeez, thanks for wasting all that time AACOMAS, now I won\'t be verified until the end of August if they get my re-sent transcript on time. There goes my advantage by applying early.

    Moral of the story: If something seems odd, do not trust what AACOMAS says.

    07/19/10: They just posted confirmation that my transcript was received (after 38 days). Now I have to wait another 4-6 weeks to get verified.

    07/29/10: VERIFIED! =D

    08/04/10: Started getting a few secondaries today, but I\'m going to have to push most of them off until I finish a midterm this week and a final next week.

    08/26/10: I\'m pretty backed up on secondaries, mostly because I couldn\'t really start on them until 8/14, which was when my classes ended. So far I\'ve received 24 secondaries, 3 emails letting me know they have my primary and will review it prior to sending me a secondary, and I have yet to hear anything from 2 schools.

    Good news is I have 2 interview invites! But I\'m definitely hoping for waaaaayyyy more, just to be safe.

    08/31/10: Received a third interview invite yesterday =D

    09/11/10: Received a fourth interview invite on the 9th =)

    09/24/10: Another interview invite =D

    10/09/10: ACCEPTED TO NSU-COM yesterday! It feels great knowing I\'ll go somewhere next year =)

    I\'ll probably withdraw from most schools in the coming days, except for a select few (Western and Touro-CA to name a couple).

    10/10/10: Updated my MDApps with a little more info regarding the schools I applied to.

    11/19/10: Accepted at Touro-CA! Now I need to choose between Touro and NSUCOM...hmmm...

    Applied, Withdrew

    Lincoln Memorial University
    Michigan State University (DO)
    Ohio University
    Oklahoma State University
    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    University of New England

    Application Complete

    A.T. Still University - Kirksville
    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
    New York College of New York Tech.
    Pacific Northwest University
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Pikeville College
    West Virginia (D.O.)
    Edward Via Virginia College
    Arizona College of Mid. University
    Des Moines University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Kansas City University
    Rocky Vista University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    A.T. Still University - Mesa
    Lake Erie College - Bradenton
    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Touro University - Harlem

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Western University of Health Sciences


    Touro University - Henderson
    Touro University - Mare Island
    Nova Southeastern University

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