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  • actoutfit

  • Application cycles: 07/07/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: Maryland
  • Last Active: 08/29/2017
  • Brief Profile: Reapplicant. I had three interviews last cycle and was put on the waitlist at all three.

    Applied earlier and to more schools and things have turned out much much better!

    -Worked at Hopkins in a stem cell lab after graduating in 2009 until Summer 2010.
    -Published article as first author.
    -Currently work at University of Maryland doing clinical research regarding large strokes.

    Clinical Exposure:
    -Volunteered at University of Maryland Emergency Department Summer 2007
    -Volunteered at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Summer 2008 - Current (On and off over the past several years)
    -Shadowed many different types of physicians over the past several years

    Community Service:
    -Volunteered at Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic, a medical clinic for the homeless, where I had the opportunity to help provide primary care. If you live in Baltimore this is the best hands on pre-med experience ever. Go volunteer here.
    -Volunteered at Back on My Feet
    -Played numerous musical performances at senior centers and nursing homes around Baltimore

    Additonal ECs:
    I\'ve played drums since second grade
    Worked in IT Support for the Maryland Department of Public Safety throughout the first few years of college
    Worked as a public safety grant writer

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/07/2010

    • Undergraduate college: University of Maryland
    • Undergraduate Area of study:
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.55
    • Science GPA: 3.43

    Summary of Application Experience

    Its been two years of applications, but after being accepted to where I really loved, it finally paid off. My numbers are very average, but I did some good research and worked hard to round out my application this past year and things have worked out. Moral of the story is, you don\'t have to have phenomenal numbers to get into a solid program. Show them you\'re passionate and love medicine and it\'ll work itself out. I\'ll write more about my experience and put some more dates into everything in the next few days. PM on SDN if you have any questions or want some advice.

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University

    Application Complete

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Florida International University
    Rush Medical College
    SUNY Downstate
    SUNY Upstate
    University of Illinois
    University of Toledo
    University of Vermont
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Saint Louis University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Albany Medical College
    University of Maryland
    Drexel University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Temple University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Tulane University

    Attended Interview

    Hofstra University
    Tufts University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    George Washington University
    West Virginia University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School


    The Commonwealth Medical College
    New York Medical College
    Jefferson Medical College

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