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  • MissMarple

  • Application cycles: 09/20/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 38, Caucasian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Last Active: 10/29/2014
  • Brief Profile: Music major, devoted much of my time as an undergrad to classical music and theater
    Worked in a biomedical lab for 1.5 years after college, and on a bioinformatics project for ~1 year
    Volunteered in a children\'s hospital and a level I ER weekly for over a year
    Took post-bacc courses and then completed a master\'s degree at UC (one of those \"special\" masters programs where you take classes side-by-side with first year med students. I did okay, but by no means great. Had about a 3.1 GPA)
    My GPA kept me on the waitlist the past three years (in 2008 I was waitlisted at Penn State, in 2009 at UC, and in 2010 at UC and OSU), but I finally made the cut this time around. I assume taking my MCAT from a 33 to a 39 helped a lot. There\'s also something to be said for stubborn persistence.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 09/20/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of Pennsylvania
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Fine Arts/Architecture
    • Institution: University of Cincinnati
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: M.S.
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 128, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 2.90
    • Science GPA: 2.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    Look at my GPA; if I can do it, so can you.

    I do have all my other bases covered - research experience, volunteer experience, well-written essays, high MCAT, and a semi-acceptable reason for the low GPA - I was doing lots of interesting artsy things as an undergrad and didn\'t consider med school until later... nevertheless, don\'t let anyone tell you that you won\'t get in because your GPA is horrible. That\'s what I was told for years and I proved all the naysayers wrong! Good luck!

    Applied

    Northeastern Ohio Universities

    Application Complete

    Temple University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Brown University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Rosalind Franklin University
    SUNY Stony Brook

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Cincinnati

    Accepted

    Ohio State University

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