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  • mikaboogerbutt

  • Application cycles: 06/29/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 36, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/07/2012
  • Brief Profile: Applicant for the 2011-2012 cycle! Low GPA, high MCAT, CA residency, and lots of experience in the biotech industry and education field should make this an interesting experience. Good luck everybody!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/29/2011

    • Undergraduate college: University of California, Irvine
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.18
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    Application Weaknesses:
    -low GPA (10th percentile for many schools)
    -less shadowing than I\'d like although I\'m currently shadowing doctors
    -California resident (more competitive in-state pool)
    -overall imbalance between GPA and MCAT

    Application Strengths:
    -upward trend in GPA
    -good MCAT (90th percentile for many schools)
    -extensive experience in the education field
    -extensive experience in the biotech field


    -Summer intern at Applied Biosystems (R&D scientist)
    -Summer intern at Life Technologies, following a merger between AB and Invitrogen (R&D scientist)
    -Currently an employee at Life Technologies, same boss, same group (R&D scientist)

    -300+ hours in an AmeriCorps program working with preschool children in an underprivileged neighborhood near my university (and LoR from supervisor)
    -40+ hours in after school program working with middle school students
    -60+ hours as a department tutor for Human Physiology at my university

    -40+ hours shadowed a radiation oncologist
    -20+ hours shadowing ER department
    -200+ hours hospital volunteer
    -40+ hours volunteering at an Alzheimer\'s assisted-living center

    I know not as many applicants have the unusual combination of low GPA/high MCAT so I\'ll try to keep this profile updated. If you\'re applying in the same cycle as me you can find me on SDN as well. If you\'re reading this after I\'ve (hopefully) been accepted, you can always try to send me questions over SDN and I\'ll try to keep up with them. Good luck to everybody!!!

    Update 6/3/12
    -Rejected from UCSF JMP post-interview
    -Waitlisted by UCF
    -Currently preparing for 2012-2013 application cycle, will update if I resubmit an app
    (sorry for not updating in so long)

    Update 6/6/12
    -ACCEPTED TO UCF CoM!!! Definitely will attend!!! Accepted the day before I was about to submit my 2012-2013 application. So happy I got in! Good luck to everyone applying!!


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    Medical College of Wisconsin
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    Pennsylvania State University
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    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Miami
    University of Southern California
    University of Rochester

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