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  • coulombforce

  • Application cycles: 06/11/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 33, South Asian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Last Active: 04/12/2012
  • Brief Profile: - Moved to the US in senior year of High School (yeah, I know! Living the dream)
    - Currently a junior and studying for MCAT
    - Receiving an education scholarship that pays my tuition
    - About 100 hours of volunteering in India with Red Cross
    - About 80 hours of volunteering in an orphanage in India (Both these together were my most meaningful on application)
    - About 70 hours of volunteering at OSU medical center in different departments
    - Dean\'s list for all the quarters I have been a full time student
    - 1.5 years of research experience, 1 publication in process, 1 presentation at a national conference (Meaningful experience)
    - Play cricket in various tournaments organized on campus, member of 2 time champion team
    - Own research project as a part of gen chem class
    - volunteer to teach English to an international student
    - Mentor for freshmen with their gen chem project when i was sophomore
    - 40 hours of shadowing an orthopedic surgeon and urologist in the US
    - 60 hours of shadowing a Pediatrician and Pediatric Surgeon in India
    - Student mentor for Columbus public schools organized through dept of Mol Gen in my college
    - National member of AED (Pre-med honorary)
    - Participation in a leadership camp for 7 days
    - Active member (2008), Awareness chair (2009), Publication manager (2010) and (currently) a secretary for a student organization (Definitely a meaningful experience)
    - 3 publication for incoming international students and better ease their transition in the \"new\" culture
    - another 40 hours of working with red Cross, 30 hours working at an orphanage and 15 hours of shadowing a pediatric surgeon in India
    - currently undergraduate teaching assistant for Microbiology
    - will be starting a job soon

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/11/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Ohio State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.62
    • Science GPA: 3.50

    Summary of Application Experience

    Have applied to 23 colleges at the moment. being in a quarter school, the transcript will not be sent until June 21st. Hopefully verification will not take that long (Historically, has been around 1-2nd week of July)
    Also, applied to 5 D.O. schools just for the heck of it! Extremely imperative to improve that verbal score now!

    4/9/11: took my was okay! lets hope for the best!
    5/10/11 (4pm): Aah, darn you, verbal..I should have seen this coming. It really sucks having English as your second language. Did decent in the others though 6 Verbal, 11 PS, 8 BS= 25Q
    5/10/11 (7pm): New MCAT date! July 29th it is!
    6/4/11: Sent my application to 5 D.O. schools
    6/12/11: Phewww..submitted my application to 23 schools, with only 1 reach school. Need to play it safe!
    6/16/11: First secondaries of the season! Excited yet confused as to how to balance time with MCAT prep
    6/16/11: Received an email that the transcript has been completed by the university
    6/18/11: I could get used to waking at 6 and being at library from 7am to 9pm! Gotta get get!
    6/19/11: Have been using EK method for verbal. Already seeing a bit of difference in the results as compared to Kaplan. Hope this goes on for a while!
    6/23/11: Received an email from AACOMAS that my applicaiton has been returned due to some BS transcript issues. I have even indicated on my application that since my school is a quarter school, WAIT..oh well! My transcript was sent out a week ago, still no word either from AMCAS or AACOMAS. but again, both are running a little behind the schedule. Let\'s see! Studying up real good for MCAT as well- I can clearly see the difference while preparing with a full time load and tons of things going on and right now; no classes, no friends (since its summer), so hoping for the best, preparing for better than the best!
    6/23/2011: Received an email from AMCAS that they had received my transcript on 6/20!
    6/24/11: AACOMAS verified my application! :)
    7/1/11: AACOMAS sent my info to all 5 D.O. schools
    7/14/11: AMCAS verified! waiting for secondaries pour now! :D. So my sequence is:
    App submitted: 6/12 transcript received: 6/23 Verified: 7/14
    8/30/11: New score!! Really happy for this one! A net 6 points increase!


    Michigan State University (DO)
    University of New England
    West Virginia University

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Kansas
    Marshall University
    Loma Linda University
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    Loyola University Chicago
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Application Complete

    George Washington University
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Illinois
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Ohio State University
    Drexel University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Cincinnati
    Wright State University
    Howard University
    Temple University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wake Forest University
    Hofstra University

    Invited for Interview

    University of Toledo
    Meharry Medical College

    Attended Interview

    Tufts University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Northeastern Ohio Universities


    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Ohio University

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