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  • User #20492

  • Application cycles: 06/24/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Last Active: 07/21/2011
  • Brief Profile: MCAT: 35
    cGPA: 3.5 (sGPA 3.3; aoGPA 3.8)

    • 600 hours of research as an undergrad. Currently a full-time researcher and will have nearly 2,500 hours total
    • Volunteering at both a large medical center and a small, free clinic
    • Shadowed a MD and a DO
    • Volunteered to tutor highschoolers
    • One year of part-time work during school in a commercial lab
    • Other activities include a musical instrument for 17 years and a sport for 9 years
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/24/2010

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 0.00
    • Science GPA: 0.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    -- Applications Key --

    RS: Received Secondary
    SS: Submitted Secondary
    C: application marked Complete
    SP: application Small-Pooled for interview
    H: application on Hold
    II: Interview Invite received
    I: Interview attended
    WL: notified of WaitList
    R: notified of Rejection
    A: notified of Acceptance
    W: Withdrew

    -- Timeline --

    06.01.10 -- Submitted 2011 AMCAS application
    06.02.10 -- AMCAS verification process completed
    06.25.10 -- AMCAS 2011 application made available to designated schools (first day possible)
    06.28.10 -- I began to receive and submit secondary applications
    08.04.10 -- Sent update letters to TU, CU
    08.13.10 -- Sent update letters to CWRU, CCLCM, SUNY Upstate, NYMC, UR, JMC, VU, ETSU
    08.18.10 -- Sent update letter to UT
    08.25.10 -- Sent update letter to Tufts
    09.01.10 -- Sent interest letter to SSOM, TU, ETSU
    09.14.10 -- Sent interest letter to UT
    10.05.10 -- Sent thank you notes to MCW interviewers; sent Letter of Intent to MCW
    10.20.10 -- Sent a second interest letter to UT
    11.17.10 -- Sent a second interest letter to TU, CU, UR, JMC
    01.20.11 -- Sent thank you note to UT interviewer
    03.01.11 -- Sent update letter to FAU
    03.17.11 -- Sent waitlist response letter to UR
    04.06.11 -- Received first acceptance

    -- Miscellaneous --

    • I spent over $9,500 in application fees, travel expenses, and interview attire over two application cycles
    • My update letters seemed to have no effect at most schools (with UR as a possible exception)
    • Thank you notes to interviewers had no effect at any school

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Jefferson Medical College
    Creighton University
    Temple University
    Loyola University Chicago
    SUNY Upstate
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University
    Albany Medical College
    University of Southern California
    New York Medical College
    Tufts University
    Drexel University
    University of California, San Diego
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Vanderbilt University
    University of Alabama
    Wake Forest University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Rochester
    Saint Louis University
    University of Tennessee

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Meharry Medical College


    Florida Atlantic University
    Uniformed Services University
    East Tennessee State University

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