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  • Application cycles: 06/10/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 32, Hispanic
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/13/2012
  • Brief Profile: After a weak performance for a few years in undergrad I realized I loved research and medicine. In my application I focus on my hope to become a physician who is also a part of the development of medical products, like many of those I shadowed

    GPA trend 2.9, 3.1, 3.1, 3.4 (last semester 3.7)

    Research - 2 years undergrad (summer in neuroscience, 1.5 years and continuing at University of Missouri in biophotonics), 1 first author, 1 second author, 2 national conference presentations. During the course of the application process I acquired a second first authored publication.

    Shadowing - 400 hours (surgical oncology, pediatric reconstructive, cardiothoracic surgery)

    Youth tutor and mentor - underserved locations in Los Angeles, founded an all girls group at my church, during the course of the application process I began tutoring at Sylvan, as well as volunteering at a shelter for children from abusive families.

    Rec letters - 3 research, 1 doctor, 2 teachers (all know well and personally)

    I wasn\'t going to make an MD apps profile but decided to because while looking through I did not see too many people with stats similar to mine, but when I was applying it would have been really helpful for me to see where those of us with low GPA and decent MCAT students applied to!

    I hope this helps someone choose wisely because it is expensive!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2011

    • Undergraduate college: University of Southern California
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.04

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/11 - AMCAS submitted
    6/22 - AMCAS verified
    6/23 - 7/6 - First wave of secondaries arrive
    7/2 - 7/7 - Completion of first wave of secondaries
    8/28 - First interview invitation at USC!
    11/21 - First acceptance at Albany - going to be a doctor!

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete

    Loma Linda University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of California, San Diego
    Brown University
    Michigan State University
    University of Illinois
    New York University
    Northwestern University
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Iowa
    University of Missouri, Columbia

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Southern California
    Saint Louis University

    Accepted

    Albany Medical College

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