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  • Application cycles: 05/31/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: American Samoa
  • Last Active: 03/28/2020
  • Brief Profile: I have been EXTREMELY blessed and lucky, and ended up admitted to the school that\'s been my dream school since day 1. I root for everyone else on here- my advice: Be Passionate and Gracious and you can get where you want! If I can do it anyone who really wants it can do it too.

    Strong ECs including 4 year varsity athletics, strong research, some unique activities
    not really from American Samoa (haha) keeping semi-anonymous
    Was complete as soon as my committee letter was released.
    If you visit my page, leave a message, and feel free to ask questions!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2010

    • Undergraduate college: Top 5
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.35
    • Science GPA: 3.26

    Summary of Application Experience

    What I Learned- grades aren\'t everything- know yourself, your goals, your app, you can get in! Strengths of my app I think would be ECs, Letters (I think if letters can be truly personal/unique they can be quite important) and Essays- I put real heart and effort into all of them, even ones that were short or seemed like weird prompts. Weaknesses- GPA. Obviously. Clinical volunteering lacking compared to other ECs and what seems to be the norm for med schools- but if there\'s one thing I\'ve learned and would want to pass on, there is no formula here. Be yourself and do what you love, and you\'ll succeed!

    I made this in the hopes that others with lower GPAs might feel encouraged and I hope it might help someone- I don\'t post on SDN but saw some people post with similar stats to mine and felt discouraged... but it all worked out so far better than I could have EVER hoped, especially given what outside sources would say. Believe in yourself!

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    Mayo Medical School

    Applied, Withdrew

    Oregon Health & Science University
    The Commonwealth Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    SUNY Downstate
    University of Pennsylvania
    Michigan State University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Jefferson Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    George Washington University
    Boston University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Vermont
    New York University
    Wake Forest University
    Rush Medical College
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Temple University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Toledo
    Creighton University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Drexel University
    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Upstate
    Pennsylvania State University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Oakland University
    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Central Florida
    New York Medical College

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Emory University
    Hofstra University


    University of Maryland
    Tulane University
    Loyola University Chicago

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