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  • centraldogma

  • Application cycles: 06/06/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 36, South Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 09/08/2012
  • Brief Profile: I posted my personal statement and activities to give applicants with my dilemma (low uGPA) an idea of how I overcame that hurdle.

    The application process is long and difficult, so I encourage you to seek help and advice from a credible source (e.g., your undergrad\'s pre-health advising office) and to start early.

    My stats
    undergrad cGPA: 3.43
    masters cGPA: 3.74
    MCAT: 37Q
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/06/2011

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: UC
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.43
    • Science GPA: 3.31

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS primary submitted: 6/7/2011
    Transcripts Received: 6/3, 6/6
    AMCAS primary verified: 6/20/2011
    Update 9/9/2011
    Application cycle has been quiet so far. All my applications are complete and under review. The most difficult part is being patient.
    Update 1/31/2012
    So far I have only received two interviews. I was obviously hoping for more. Most of the schools will make a decision one way or the other by the end of February. I\'m hoping I get at least one more interview this cycle.
    Update 2/23/2012
    Two more interview invites came my way in February. There was a good 5 month gap since my last II, but I am very grateful to have this chance.

    Hopefully the interviews go well and hopefully I get good news from one of these schools.
    Update 4/13/2012
    Good news, everybody: I\'m going to be a doctor. This is mainly a huge relief and a validation of the work I have put in over the last few years after a mediocre undergrad performance.

    Also, I wasn\'t expecting to receive any interview invites past February, but I received three more. I highly doubt I\'ll get any more as most schools have completed interviews. I\'m sure I\'ll hear from all the other schools I\'ve interviewed at soon, but I am more than content at the moment to have an assured acceptance.
    Update 4/20/2012

    I never thought I\'d ever have this problem: I got into another school and now I have to choose!

    I\'m so grateful that I got in anywhere, so I\'m going to relish this feeling for a couple of weeks and make a decision closer to May 15.
    Update 5/7/2012

    I went to UC Irvine\'s second look and I\'m sold. I\'m going to become an anteater.

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Indiana University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Case Western Reserve University


    Loma Linda University
    University of California, Irvine

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