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  • Application cycles: 08/14/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 31, African
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 06/17/2013

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 08/14/2012

  • Undergraduate college: State School
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 127, CARS 126  
  • Overall GPA: 3.70
  • Science GPA: 3.70

Summary of Application Experience

First time applicant with an interesting story. If I could give any advice to future applicants, it would be to have a purpose. Know why you want to go into medicine, what you want to do with medicine, and precisely how. Passion, commitment, and hard work will land you a spot in medical school.

This application cycle is probably one of the most nerve-wracking processes I have ever been through. Tons of rejection and an immeasurable amount of gratification. I have to admit, I've been very lucky throughout this cycle to have been offered so many interviews, more than I could even afford to attend. I applied to 30+ schools, and with all of the primary and secondary application fees + interview expenses, I am certain I spent over $5,000. Even for those on a tight budget (like I was), I would advise putting any additional expenses on credit cards or even taking out a small loan. Applying to as many schools as possible will obviously give you the greatest chances of acceptances. To me personally, spending $5,000 is well worth an acceptance to medical school. If you think about it, if you don't get in the first cycle (when perhaps you could have gotten in if you applied to more schools), you are missing out on a years' worth of a physician's salary.

At the very beginning of the application cycle, everything seems so uncertain. You begin to doubt that you will be offered an interview spot, much less an acceptance. Believe in yourself and know that you are capable of being a fantastic physician. Your confidence will radiate in your interviews. Above all else, be yourself! Don't be afraid to talk about subjects other than medicine in your interviews!

Starting the medical school journey in Fall is a dream come true. Acceptances may come as early as October to all the way in late July/early August. Patience is key, and if you really want to attend a certain school, let them know! If your dream is put on hold for another year, do not give up. What you should do is come back even stronger and do everything in your power to improve your application for next cycle. DON'T EVER GIVE UP OR SETTLE IF THIS IS YOUR DREAM!

Peace and Love

Good luck to all.

Applied

University of Virginia
University of Maryland
University of Arkansas
University of Kansas

Applied, Rejected

Vanderbilt University

Application Complete

Loyola University Chicago

Application Complete, Rejected

Mayo Medical School
Dartmouth College
Brown University
Duke University
Tulane University
New York University
Wake Forest University
Cornell University

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

University of Southern California
Howard University
University of Cincinnati
Ohio State University
Georgetown University
Case Western Reserve University
Florida State University

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

University of Pittsburgh
Emory University
Baylor College

Accepted off Waitlist

Florida Atlantic University

Accepted

University of Central Florida
University of Miami
University of South Florida
University of Florida
Florida International University

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