I had no significant EC activities during freshman and sophomore year of college. My life basically involved studying and having fun with my friends. I started during the summer after sophomore year, and all of my activities were done in a period of about 14 months.
Volunteering - Palliative care and Med / Surg Tutoring - Organic / Physiology / Physics Research Shadowing - IM / FM / Neurosurgery 2 non-national merit scholarships Dean\'s list VP of a small club on campus
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/10/2010
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 520
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 4.00
Science GPA: 4.00
Summary of Application Experience
June: AMCAS submitted
July: Secondaries submitted
August: More secondaries submited OSU Interview invite (no letters of recommendation sent yet)
September: OSU Interview attended (still no committee letter...) School pre-medical committee evaluation letter finally received / sent. (very end of September) Applications finally start becoming complete.
October: Case secondary submitted University of Virginia interview invite University of Pittsburgh interview invite OSU rejection
November: Case interview invite University of Missouri interview invite University of Virginia interview attended University of Pittsburgh interview attended University of Virginia waitlist
December: University of Missouri interview attended
January: Case interview attended Pitt waitlist Albany interview invite
February: Albany interview attended University of Vermont interview invite MCW interview invite University of Missouri waitlist
Roughly $5000 spent on application process between AMCAS, secondaries, suit, and travel. I received my first acceptance in April, at which point I was sitting on 6 waitlists. The stress involved with waiting this long was awful, but I pushed through it all by lifting weights and maintaining my social life. Don\'t let waitlists put your life on hold.
Summary of Experience:
Accepted on May 2nd. Top 1/3 waitlist! I loved the PBL style. I\'m worried they might have perceived me as too research oriented. Fingers are crossed for a good decision in March.
Summary of Experience:
Accepted from \"Under Consideration\" status: 4/21/11
The facilities weren\'t as shiny and new as some other schools, but they are building a new simulation center and patient tower. The students were cool and I liked the general organization of the curriculum. There were plenty of clinical and research opportunities. I\'d be happy going here.