If you have somehow figured out my identity, and you happen to be an adcom, just let me say that I love your school. And you.
ECs: Sometimes I wonder if I\'m a cookie-cutter applicant. Then I realize how deliciously awesome it would be if I was made out of cookie dough, and I stop worrying about it.
PS: Is it good? I don\'t know - that\'s for the admissions committee to determine. I\'m an above average writer with below average writing skills.
Grades / MCAT: They\'re just numbers. Numbers that will largely determine whether or not you get into medical school, but numbers nonetheless. So yeah, don\'t sweat it. Also, the MCAT sucks.
LORs: My greatest fear is that my letter writers harbor some well-hidden, deep-seated hatred of me, and have been waiting for an opportunity to destroy my future.
School list rationale: Texas resident. Maybe OOS will show me some love. I know I\'ll show some love right back.
Here\'s a brief overview of what I did on the day of my MCAT. Perhaps I would have done better if I had actually been attention to the test instead of narrating everything in my head.
6:40 AM: Woke up. Hit the snooze button. 6:50 AM: Oh wait, I\'m supposed to take the MCAT today. Rolled out of bed, stubbed my toe on a book. 7:00 AM: Ate breakfast, and promptly regurgitated it. 7:10 AM: Head to testing center. 7:40 AM: Arrive at testing center, distracted by cute girl. 7:50 AM: Need to use the bathroom, but forced to wait in line. 8:00 AM: Gave up on using the bathroom. 8:10 AM: Enter testing room. 8:20 AM: Begin PS section. Promptly zone out after a very boring passage. 8:21 AM: Regain my train of thought. 8:30 AM: WTF when was I supposed to learn that? 8:31 AM: WTF why are there so many E&M questions. 8:32 AM: Okay I\'m an idiot. 8:45 AM: Ah ha! No wait ... that\'s not right. 8:50 AM: Is it bad that my answer is 6 orders of magnitude off of every available answer choice? 8:58 AM: Still need to use the bathroom. 9:10 AM: Okay that wasn\'t so bad. 9:15 AM: No, I think I bombed this. 9:16 AM: SMH. 9:20 AM: Break. 9:21 AM: Consumed 1 oatmeal-chocolate chip breakfast bar. Delicious. 9:30 AM: Start of VR. 9:31 AM: Oh god, I didn\'t use the bathroom. 9:32 AM: Hungry for another oatmeal bar. 9:38 AM: lolwut. 9:45 AM: Bathroom bathroom bathroom. 9:55 AM: These answers all look equally right. 10:04 AM: Start imagining waterfalls and dripping faucets. Uh oh. 10:12 AM: To the writer of the passage - why are you so boring? 10:20 AM: >:( 10:30 AM: These answers all look equally wrong. 10:40 AM: Oh god need to finish. Ohgodohgodohgodohgod. 10:41 AM: Break. Bathroombathroombathroom. 10:42 AM: Consumed another cereal bar. 10:50 AM: Start of writing section. 10:51 AM: ZZZZzzzzzz. 11:00 AM: World War II. 11:30 AM: World War II again. 11:50 AM: Waste of time. 11:51 AM: Realized I\'m all out of cereal bars. Panic ensues. 12:00 PM: BS section starts. 12:10 PM: Orgo LOLOLOL. 12:20 PM: Orgo LOLPWNT. 12:21 PM: Actually that wasn\'t too bad. 12:45 PM: Orgo discrete question. Oh MCAT, you tricky son of a gun. 12:50 PM: YES. 1:00 PM: Twiddle thumbs. 1:01 PM: Do I void? 1:02 PM: Maybe I should void. 1:03 PM: No, I shouldn\'t void. 1:04 PM: Maybe I will void. 1:05 PM: I could always retake if I do badly. 1:06 PM: But voiding is so much easier. 1:07 PM: Okay I\'ll void. 1:08 PM: No wait. 1:09 PM: Hmm. 1:10 PM: OH GOD 5 SECONDS TO CHOOSE. SCORE SCORE SCORE. 1:11 PM: Uh oh. Did I accidentally void my MCAT? 1:20 PM: Leave the testing center. 1:30 PM: Watch TV.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2011
Undergraduate college: State School
Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
Total MCAT SCORE: 519
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.85
Science GPA: 3.85
Summary of Application Experience
Just your average applicant. What I lack in talent and ambition I make up for with an overabundance of apathy and childish humor. C\'est la vie.
Brief timeline of application cycle:
02/12/2009: Fail first test in college. 06/01/2009: Decided that it would be a good idea to take Ochem 2 in summer school. 08/10/2009: Decided it was a bad idea to take Ochem 2 in summer school. 08/20/2009: Stumbled across SDN when I was looking up the plot synopsis for an episode of Grey\'s Anatomy. 03/08/2010: Made an earned 0 on a quiz. My pride is not hurt as much as it should be. 10/28/2010: Physiology professor gives a neuro board exam as a midterm. Epic lulz ensue (also, I failed). 1/31/2011-3/19/2011: What MCAT? 3/20/2011-3/25/2011: Oh that MCAT. 3/26/2011: lol MCAT.
Applying for combined PhD/MSTP? No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Completed the secondary at 11:20 PM CST. It was due at 12:00 AM EST. Oops. Stupid time zones.