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:
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...