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  • Ironclad

  • Application cycles: 06/16/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/04/2012
  • Brief Profile: Originally, I wasn\'t the most academically inclined individual. To be honest, I didn\'t think much of my future, but when I found my passion in medicine, I found the motivation I had been lacking for so many years! My passion for medicine pushed me to work hard and pursue experiences that I really enjoyed while bolstering my interest in becoming a community-oriented academic physician!

    Let me preface this paragraph by saying that I started my undergraduate career at a community college. In my travels and experiences, I\'ve heard from many people, including a couple of medical school admissions deans(that will go unnamed... even though I feel that it would be right to reveal their institutions to my CC brothers and sisters to save their time and money), that students with community college backgrounds are highly undesirable.

    Well, to those of you reading this profile that have community college backgrounds, please note that many amazing schools have not taken issue with my community college background. As you can see, they\'ve been incredibly generous to me! If anything, I feel that they believe it adds to their class diversity. I know I certainly included my CC experiences positively in my secondary applications.

    In my humble opinion, in order to be successful in this entire process, you need to try your best to maintain some sense of self. Equally important, you need to ensure that your sense of self is accurately and consistently portrayed throughout the entire application, be it primary, secondary, or during an interview. Don\'t lose yourself in this long and arduous process. Always think back onto why you wanted to become a physician in the first place. Lastly, approach every school with an open mind. I honestly believe that each school has something unique to offer its students that tangible factors such as match lists, curricula, or prestige cannot predict.

    That\'s all I\'ve got for now! If anything in this profile helped you out, please do the right thing and pay it forward! Remember, we\'re only as good as our deeds.

    If you have any questions, don\'t hesitate to message me on SDN. I\'m always happy to help. Thank you for reading this, and I wish you the best of luck in your applications! :]
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/16/2011

    • Undergraduate college: University of California, Irvine
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.86
    • Science GPA: 3.87

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Rochester
    Harvard University
    Tulane University
    Stanford University
    University of Michigan
    University of Southern California
    Brown University
    University of California, San Diego

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Tufts University
    Boston University
    Albany Medical College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview

    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Vermont
    Case Western Reserve University


    Johns Hopkins University
    Ohio State University
    University of Virginia
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    Georgetown University

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