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  • Norzy

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 40, East Asian
  • Home state: Colorado
  • Last Active: 03/08/2013
  • Brief Profile: Non-trad. I didn\'t know I wanted to be a physician until I was almost done with my Pharm D. I studied for the MCAT on my own while working full-time after I got licensed as a pharmacist.

    I am putting this together in hopes of helping others with going through the same process. I know that I certainly looked at a lot of profiles for help while getting ready to submit my app.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: University of Colorado
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Colorado
    • Area of Study: Nursing/Pharmacy/Medical Technology
    • Degree Obtained: Pharm D
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.69
    • Science GPA: 3.61

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/5/12: First day to submit apps and I did! Transcripts from my undergrad and grad institutions were received at the end of May. Hoping LORs come in by mid-July as I had asked. Really excited about this whole thing!!!
    6/6/12: Verified!
    6/29/12: First day for data transmission to medical schools! Received Albert Einstein and MCW secondaries.
    6/30/12: Received St Louis University secondary. Submitted SLU secondary ($100). Submitted AECOM secondary ($120).
    7/2/12: Received Creighton secondary and Mayo payment request. Paid Mayo ($100). Submitted MCW secondary ($70).
    7/3/12: Received Miami, Toledo and Tulane secondaries.
    7/5/12: Received EVMS secondary. Ahhhh! I have so many secondaries to do!
    7/6/12: Received Rochester secondary (but was promptly informed that their server was down. Guess I\'ll do it Monday.)
    7/7/12: Submitted Creighton secondary ($95). Realized today that, for many schools I\'m applying for, I\'m 1 physics lab short! CRAP. I guess I will be taking physics in the spring.
    7/8/12: Received WSU payment request. Paid WSU ($55). Submitted UToledo secondary ($80).
    7/9/12: Received and submitted Cincinnati secondary ($25 - cheapest ever!). Received VCU secondary. Submitted Tulane secondary ($125).
    7/10/12: Received Mayo LOR request! Received UNMC payment request. Paid UNMC ($70 - just to initiate review of primary app!).
    7/11/12: Received Louisville secondary.
    7/16/12: Submitted EVMS secondary ($100). Submitted Rochester secondary ($85).
    7/17/12: Received KU secondary. Rejected by UNMC pre-secondary (First one! Ouch!).
    7/18/12: Submitted Louisville secondary ($75).
    7/19/12: Notified that file at Rochester is complete.
    7/23/12: Notified that file at Louisville is complete.
    7/24/12: Submitted VCU secondary ($80). Notified that file at Creighton is complete.
    7/25/12: Notified that files at Toledo and Tulane are complete. Received Carver secondary.
    7/26/12: Notified that file at Mayo is complete. Submitted Carver secondary ($60).
    7/30/12: Notified that file at Einstein is complete.
    7/31/12: Submitted KU secondary ($50).
    8/2/12: Received CU secondary (alma mater and #1 choice!!). Notified that file at Carver is complete.
    8/3/12: Checked KU website and file is completed.
    8/4/12: Submitted CU secondary ($100).
    8/9/12: Checked CU website and file is complete.
    8/21/12: Notified that file at VCU is complete (after some issues with accepting my LORs).
    8/22/12: Small-pooled at MCW.
    8/23/12: First interview invite to Tulane! Excitement!!! Interview invite to SLU!
    8/26/12: Rejected by Mayo. Not surprised.
    9/5/12: Interview invite to Einstein!
    9/10/12: Interview invite to VCU!
    9/17/12: Attended SLU interview. Really easy-going, conversation-style interaction. Think I did all right.
    9/24/12: Attended Tulane interview. Really easy-going as well. Interviewed with 2 faculty and 1 student. Was notified that file at EVMS was complete (although it\'s kind of a long time since I submitted everything - I kinda forgot I applied there?)
    10/1/12: Interview invite to EVMS (confusing as it took them sooo long to mark my file complete!)
    10/2/12: Interview invite to CU!!!! Alma mater and first choice!!!
    10/9/12: Withdrew from EVMS - I\'m taking a gamble with my CU interview on 10/12!
    10/12/12: Attended CU interview. Come on Alma Mater come on!!
    10/15/12: First acceptance! Tulane University! I\'m going to be a doctor!!!
    10/17/12: ACCEPTANCE AT CU SOM! So my journey ends here, with acceptance to my top choice! Thank you 2012!


    University of Miami

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Nebraska

    Application Complete

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Toledo
    Wright State University
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Louisville
    University of Kansas

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    Creighton University
    University of Rochester
    University of Iowa

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Saint Louis University


    Tulane University
    University of Colorado

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