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  • john2337

  • Application cycles: 06/24/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 37, Caucasian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Last Active: 01/21/2011
  • Brief Profile: Graduated in 5 and 1/2 years with a BS in electrical engineering and physiology. 2 years of engineering research, 1 year of neuroscience research. Engineering internship experience at GE Healthcare and GM. Then of course the usual premed stuff.

    I applied to all MSTP except for a few schools.

    I was extremely surprised and happy with how this whole experience went. I made this profile to show that you do not need a really high MCAT score to be successful. I do think it was the reason for my rejection as some institutions but it wasn\'t worth taking again.

    I had an interesting personal statement since I decided to pursue medicine fairly late in college (end of year 3 of 5.5). I also had a strong upward trend in grades.

    Summary of activities:
    Engineering Lab (December 2008 to Present)
    -Developed an automatic 3D image reconstruction program for thermal therapy treatment planning. One abstract presented by my PI. (Independent Project)
    -Mathematical modeling of ultrasound wave propagation in media exhibiting power-law loss. One abstract submitted at time of application at an International Conference. (Independent Project)
    -Extremely strong letter of recommendation

    Neuroscience Research (December 2009 to Present)
    -Measuring mitochondrial transport in drosophila in vivo using photo activatable protein kaede.
    -Extremely strong letter of recommentation

    Very involved with AED: Pre-prof honor society
    -2 years leadership, public relations, vice president
    -Organized 2 alternative spring break trips to the Dominican Republic. 22 students 1 physician one year and 24 students and 3 physicians the next

    Engineering internship at GM

    Engineering internship at GE Healthcare

    Resident Mentor (RA) for 2 years

    Undergraduate teaching assistant (math)

    Tau Beta Pi
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/24/2010

    • Undergraduate college: MSU
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.83
    • Science GPA: 3.95

    Application Complete

    University of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Michigan
    Northwestern University
    University of North Carolina

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Duke University
    University of Cincinnati
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview

    University of Colorado
    Ohio State University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Oakland University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pittsburgh


    University of Iowa
    Emory University
    Wayne State University
    Indiana University

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