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  • Comp2015

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 38, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 07/05/2011
  • Brief Profile: AACOMAS:
    submitted mid July
    sGPA: 3.60, cGPA: 3.67


    - Graduated with distinction, nominated for graduation award
    - Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key
    - Leadership position at a free clinic for three years
    - Clinical research for two years, various studies
    - Psych research for three years, one presentation
    - Volunteered at clinics in Tijuana
    - Volunteered in ICU for a year
    - Various shadowing experiences, one shadowing day with a DO
    - Started a business
    - Surfing since high school
    - Additional non-medical employment
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2010

    • Undergraduate college: CSU
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 505
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.55
    • Science GPA: 3.52

    Summary of Application Experience

    Now that the application cycle is over, I\'m finally starting an MDapps page. I wanted to stay anonymous until I was absolutely sure where I was going to medical school. I will be attending Western next year and I can\'t wait! A year ago I would have said that I wanted to go to an MD school because I just didn\'t know much about DO schools. When I got my MCAT scores back, I reconsidered the DO path, did some research and shadowing, and decided to apply. That was the best decision I\'ve ever made! When I interviewed at Western, I knew that it was the school for me. It just felt right. When it came down to it, MD vs DO wasn\'t an issue. It was really about which school I felt was going to give me the best education, in an environment where I felt I could thrive. For me, that was Western. There are some MD schools I would have attended over Western, there are some I would not.

    I wanted to post my stats and info for future applicants who may find this info helpful. As a California resident with so so stats, the med school application process was especially tough. It can wear you down, so just be sure to keep yourself busy throughout the year if you aren\'t in school. Find a job or a hobby, get regular exercise, hang out with friends, try not to go crazy. Ultimately, you will end up where you are meant to be.

    Applied, Rejected

    West Virginia University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of North Carolina
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Hawaii
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Jefferson Medical College
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    George Washington University
    SUNY Downstate
    University of California, Davis
    Boston University
    Columbia University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Louisville
    Georgetown University
    Temple University
    University of Vermont
    Michigan State University
    University of Illinois
    New York Medical College
    University of Southern California
    Loyola University Chicago
    University of California, Irvine
    Tulane University
    Rush Medical College
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Drexel University
    Hofstra University
    Howard University
    University of Toledo
    New York College of New York Tech.
    Charles Drew University/UCLA

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Touro University - Henderson


    Arizona College of Mid. University
    Touro University - Mare Island
    Touro University - Harlem
    Western University of Health Sciences

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