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:
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
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
The secondary is looooonnngg, and I don\'t really want to move there. I think I\'ll call it quits now.