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  • Jage

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 35, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 07/13/2011
  • Brief Profile: - Clinical infectious disease research at NIH--working on 2 pubs (year off)
    - Neuropathology research (4 yrs)--4 abstracts published, no papers
    - MCAT instructor for test prep company (year off)
    - Dancer/choreographer for professional dance company (4 yrs)
    - Hip-Hop dance instructor at university rec center and various studios (2+ yrs)
    - Captain/Choreographer for collegiate hip-hop team (2 yrs)
    - tutoring/mentoring disadvantaged youth
    - founded after-school dance program at underserved high school
    - Clinical internship/shadowing (2 yrs)
    - some healthcare lobbying
    - PBK/Magna Cum Laude/College Honors/Dean\'s List etc
    - taught English in Asia (summer, rural environment)
    - shadowed in Asia (summer, rural environment)

    - took MCAT twice with huge improvement
    - strong upward GPA trend (4.0 gpa junior/senior year)
    - born in another country, lived in 3 diff countries

    Know your strengths and know your weaknesses. Don\'t doubt yourself or underestimate yourself. I almost didn\'t even apply to half the schools I got into because I didn\'t think there was any chance I would get in.....thanks to the friends who made me apply to those top schools.

    PM me if you have any questions!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2010

    • Undergraduate college: UCLA
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.79
    • Science GPA: 3.74

    Summary of Application Experience

    A long and arduous journey but it was worth it in the end.... It was a tough choice, but I\'m very happy with my decision. Duke Med Class of 2015!!

    Applied, Withdrew

    George Washington University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University
    Boston University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Northwestern University
    Tufts University
    University of Cincinnati
    University of California, Davis
    University of Rochester
    New York University
    Drexel University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Temple University
    University of Southern California

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Columbia University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Cornell University


    Duke University
    Saint Louis University
    University of Michigan
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Emory University
    Georgetown University
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Case Western Reserve University

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