First time applicant! The basics: - BA/MPH from top tier, decent GPA, good MCAT, URM - ECs: teaching assistant, bench research, volunteer work, shadowing, leadership in club sports
I\'d say my GPA is my biggest weakness, but I think my MCAT makes up for it (I actually took it twice - first time was 29S). Then again, who knows, eh?
I applied to all the CA schools and a few others - I tried to apply broadly/reasonably.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 08/01/2010
Total MCAT SCORE: 516
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.70
Science GPA: 3.60
Summary of Application Experience
Exhausting but worth it!
The knowledge that I\'m going to be a doctor is just so...overwhelming. =)
Summer 2011 update: So after I was pulled off Stanford\'s waitlist, I took a few days to think about it and decided that I could succeed and be happy there. I have withdrawn my other waitlists/acceptances and will be matriculating there in the fall.
Good luck to everyone!
Application Complete, Rejected
University of Arizona
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Denied an interview. I think AZ is gorgeous, and am just going to tell myself it\'s because I\'m OOS