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  • Application cycles: 07/15/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 35, East Asian
  • Home state: North Carolina
  • Last Active: 07/02/2010   -   Latest Activity

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 07/15/2009

  • Undergraduate college: East Carolina Univ.
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 129, CARS 124  
  • Overall GPA: 3.84
  • Science GPA: 3.83

Summary of Application Experience

****I\'m doing this b/c I\'ve been lurking here (and SDN) a lot while being a pre-med. I encourage all successful apps to post their exp. as a way of giving back to future applicants.

My first MCAT was taken about a month before that:

BS 9
PS 13
VR 5
W O

Word of advice: Do not take the MCAT if you don\'t absolutely feel you\'re prepared. Schools generally don\'t like to see retries unless there\'s an improvement...which is NOT guaranteed.

**Extracurricular**

Physician Shadowing Prog @ ECU ~15hrs Got some good exps. to talk about during my interviews.

Hospital Volunteer ~30hrs Did this during sophomore yr. Not nearly enough to be substantial.

Research ~150+hrs Just emailed a professor at the med school to work under him. Got some free senior credits, awesome LOR, and a publication w/ first author. (that was the deal, I told him, if I was working for free)

Volunteer at local clinic - ~10hrs Didn\'t help my application b/c everything was already submitted. Definately, call your local clinic if you run short of ideas.

CNA - 10hrs Got certification b/c I thought it\'d be a good way to gain clinical exp. I went the 2wk fast track, definately not worth it b/c nobody hires w/o exp.

Part-time jobs - Didn\'t have any real ones while in school, but listed jobs I had just in case interviewers want to talk about it. (I had some funny stories lined up too)

Application Complete

Edward Via Virginia College

Invited for Interview

Lincoln Memorial University

Attended Interview, Rejected

Lake Erie College - Erie

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

East Carolina University

Accepted off Waitlist

Meharry Medical College

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