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  • Application cycles: 09/25/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 02/06/2014
  • Brief Profile: Psychology BS, didn\'t do amazing in undergrad (sub 3.0 GPA)
    Post-Bacc tells a different story, retook Orgo I and turned F it into an A both Orgo 1/2, + TAing orgo (3.9+ postbac gpa)
    Currently taking Biochem I and Physiology, next term taking Biochem II, Anatomy w/ Lab, EMT class on weekends
    Got a letter from a few science professors, DO, and chairs of two departments at my university

    Owned a full-time business during college
    Shadowed/Research with a DO
    Volunteer in the Emergency Dept
    Currently an Organic Chemistry TA
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 09/25/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Stony Brook University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 507
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.34
    • Science GPA: 3.46

    Summary of Application Experience

    Note: I used my AACOMAS GPA for listing purposes, since no MD school took me anyway.

    Undergrad GPA: 2.98/2.61 (cGPA/sGPA)
    Postbac GPA (22 credits of upper div Biology): 3.91
    Current AMCAS GPA: 3.14/3.11
    AACOMAS: 3.34/3.46

    Applied to all the MD schools in NY, and the major DO Schools: NYCOM PCOM LECOM AZCOM MSUCOM DMUCOM UMDNJ UNECOM

    Won\\\'t focus on AMCAS because it\\\'d be a miracle if any school accepts me, though my reaches are Hofstra, TCMC, and Jefferson.

    Submitted 9/26/2011
    Verified: 10/22
    Secondaries Received (NYCOM UMDNJ LECOM): 10/26

    Accepted to St. George\'s for January, deferring to August semester while waiting to hear back from MD/DO schools.
    Complete for UMDNJ, PCOM, NYCOM, and MDs: Downstate, NYMC, Hofstra. Gave up on some schools I wasn\'t too serious about like MSUCOM (pain in the ass to resubmit LORs), or schools too far away like AZCOM.
    Interview scheduled for LECOM-E in Feb.

    I haven\'t updated this thing in a while... so here\'s a quick summary of things that happened.

    I was wait listed at NYCOM and LECOM for months back from April-ish. Got a call from BOTH LECOM and NYCOM that they were taking me on July 10, 2012. LECOM wanted a deposit by 10am the next day, and that personally left a bad taste in my mouth. I also got accepted for the Drexel IMS program that day... Anyway, I chose NYCOM of course, and having been here a month already I can say I love it here. Considering the class is over 300 people, they handle it very well and professionally... I have very few complaints about this place compared to my friends from LECOM, and any complaints are minor (like sometimes lecture halls are a little too cold).

    Tips: Apply early, show persistence (write a LOR and show who you are as a person), if you got a low MCAT and you have time to do a Jan retake... seize the opportunity if the rest of your application is good. G\'luck guys.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Philadelphia College - Atlanta
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    Hofstra University
    SUNY Downstate
    New York Medical College

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Lake Erie College - Erie
    New York College of New York Tech.

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