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  • Whatyousay

  • Application cycles: 2011
  • Demographics: Male, 23, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 03/07/2012
  • Brief Profile: 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.

    Especially 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.
    1:11 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: B/B 131, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • 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.

    Applied, Withdrew

    Duke University
    Cornell University
    Texas Tech University
    Texas A & M University

    Application Complete

    Columbia University
    Stanford University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Northwestern University
    University of Michigan
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Chicago

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Texas Tech University, El Paso

    Attended Interview

    Baylor College


    University of Texas, Houston
    University of Texas, Galveston
    University of Texas, Southwestern

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