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  • Application cycles: 06/16/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 33, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 04/16/2011
  • Brief Profile: - MCB-BMB (honors), Public policy minor, graduated a semester early
    - Total 2 years (~100 hrs) hospital volunteering
    - No shadowing whatsoever (seemed like a waste of time to me)
    - 2.5 yrs research (synthetic biology) at lbnl
    - 1 yr public health research
    - AAHS (3yr), MCBcDNA(4yr)
    - Calteach (1yr)
    - Cal Fencing (4yr)
    - Interned at genomics startup (summer), biofuels startup (part time spring), and a nonprofit watchdog org (one year part time).

    ^That pretty much sums up my college experience
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/16/2009

    • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.96
    • Science GPA: 3.92

    Summary of Application Experience

    Things went smoothly. Only regret was not doing more research on how many schools to apply to. The Cal premed advisor told me 30 was a safe number. Ended up wasting a lot of money on primary/secondaries and had to turn down interviews because they were getting too costly/time consuming. 15-18 is a much more reasonable number.

    Applied

    University of Chicago

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Washington

    Application Complete

    Drexel University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Harvard University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Stanford University
    University of North Carolina
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Columbia University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    George Washington University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Baylor College
    Dartmouth College
    Georgetown University
    Mayo Medical School
    New York University
    University of Michigan
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Southern California
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Cornell University
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Accepted

    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Iowa
    Vanderbilt University
    Duke University
    Northwestern University
    Tufts University

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