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  • Invin22

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 33, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 10/21/2011
  • Brief Profile: I am a swing dancer, marathon runner, piano teacher, avid fan of John Grisham books, and, above all, a science nerd...A few more details:
    Leadership roles in Chinese club at my undergraduate university
    Church missionary in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for 2 years
    Fluent in mandarin Chinese, Spanish
    TA for organic chemistry and physiology
    Volunteer/Program Director at a Disabilities Center
    2 years of research on chemotherapy drugs--but only a minor publication in an undergraduate journal
    150 hours of volunteering at the hospital
    Some meaningful shadowing experiences which I talked about in my personal statement
    MCAT, DAT, and OAT instructor for Kaplan



  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2010

    • Undergraduate college: BYU
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 1.00
    • Science GPA: 1.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    From my application experience I learned
    1) Medical schools are almost always willing to be flexible about when you come to interview. I saved A LOT of money by putting interviews together
    2) In the interview, it\'s not how well you answer questions but how well you present yourself that matters--don\'t try to present yourself as something you\'re not. Believe it or not, med schools want to recruit students who are unique and who are not afraid to show their true selves
    3) Be willing and prepared to totally change your plans. I was planning on going to Baylor from November-June when I unexpectedly got a call from Pritzker
    4) The big thing to look for on your interview day is the type of people you\'ll interact with at the school. Remember, on your interview day, you are also interviewing them. Don\'t be so nervous that you forget this!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Yale University
    Johns Hopkins University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Texas, Galveston
    Wake Forest University
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Duke University
    University of Michigan
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Virginia

    Accepted

    University of Chicago
    Texas A & M University
    University of Texas, Houston
    Ohio State University
    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Baylor College

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