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  • wannabesurgeon

  • Application cycles: 07/07/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 37, Arabic
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 05/14/2013
  • Brief Profile: -Biomedical Engineering Major
    ~100 hours as an emergency department volunteer
    ~50 hours as an Orthotics department volunteer
    ~50 hours volunteering at a local primary care clinic
    ~40 hours of clinical shadowing
    -Spent one month doing an global health volunteer program in Ecuador
    -Spent 2 years as the financial coordinator (ie treasurer) for my undergraduate student cultural organization
    ~1.5 years as an undergraduate assistant in a biomedical engineering lab. Made a presentation at an undergraduate research conference.
    -Completed a capstone biomedical engineering design project for my major. We designed, fabricated, and tested an implantable medical device and presented our results to the clinical translational sciences center.
    -participated in a university honors program, member of tau beta pi (engineering honors society), and EMT certified.

    My undergraduate grades weren\'t that great (i blame the rigorous engineering curriculum in addition to premed), but b/c of my solid mcat scores, I opted to do a special master\'s program. I got a 3.7 in the master\'s program, and I am now doing lab research for my thesis.

    I applied really broadly, including a bunch of top tier schools as well as low tier schools, and lots in the middle. We\'ll see how this goes...
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/07/2011

    • Undergraduate college: UC Davis
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: Tufts University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.38
    • Science GPA: 3.58

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS Submitted: 7/8/11
    AMCAS Verified: 8/8/11

    It was an extremely painful process, but im very pleased with how things worked out. In the end my only acceptance was at one of my first choice programs: one that I didnt think I stood a chance at, and one of the last schools I expected to take me.

    wow, it has been quite an emotional roller coaster ride! CASE MED CLASS OF 2016 WOOOO!

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University
    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Applied, Withdrew

    Brown University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Cornell University
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Duke University
    Columbia University
    University of Miami
    George Washington University
    SUNY Downstate
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Tulane University
    Albany Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Jefferson Medical College
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wake Forest University
    New York Medical College
    Harvard University
    Mayo Medical School
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, Davis
    University of Southern California
    Saint Louis University
    University of California, Irvine
    Dartmouth College
    Boston University
    Stanford University
    University of Iowa
    Drexel University
    New York University
    University of Maryland
    Temple University
    Georgetown University
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Emory University
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Cincinnati
    Ohio State University
    Tufts University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Case Western Reserve University

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