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  • Heeeeyyyyy

  • Application cycles: 07/01/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 32, Caucasian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Last Active: 09/13/2013
  • Brief Profile: One time I wanted to go to medical school... and here I am.

    College:
    First two years were not so great academically. I was undisciplined. I also managed to get in some trouble for underage drinking. Looking back, it might not have been worth the bad boy factor. It seems less and less cool after explaining it like 82 times on the primary transcript and over half of my secondaries. (That\'s sarcasm. I am ashamed of my stupid behavior in the past. I am a lot more mature now. Better late than never amiright?)

    Second two years were much better academically. I got some discipline. I went out less. I quelled my stupid behavior. Too bad I waited until after I was 21... (Joking again).

    MCAT:
    I\'m pretty satisfied. I kinda wish I had taken my Junior composition class earlier (got an N on the writing section). My advice is to prepare well. I studied during a 6 week break between classes. Once you get there just stay relaxed, it\'s too late to start doubting yourself. That will only hurt your score.

    ECs:
    -Senior thesis. I spent a lot of time staring in a microscope...Those were the days. I actually enjoyed my research, I learned a lot, and I became a better writer in the process.

    -International Research. An awesome experience that gave me a lot to write about. Win/win :-P.

    -Learning Community Leader. Led Intro to Zoology learning communities during my junior and senior years.

    -Shadowing. A psychiatrist and a family practice doc. 50+ hours (don\'t feel like counting).

    -Volunteering. At a psychiatric hospital. I don\'t necessarily want to be a psychiatrist. The psychiatric hospital was easier to volunteer at, had more hours available, was really interesting, and I got to interact a lot with the patients.

    -Currently working a job at that psychiatric hospital.
    - Taught a Kaplan MCAT Advantage class over the winter.

    If I get recognized: Please choose one of two options:

    A) You are not a medical school:
    Hi. Are you stalking me? (fingers crossed it\'s a beautiful woman)

    B) You are a medical school:
    I DARE you to interview me. What are ya... chicken? *bawk* (This trick works every time.)

    In all seriousness... you will not regret it. I just like to take the opportunity to joke around if you are gonna mine this site for info about me.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/01/2011

    • Undergraduate college: is in Ohio
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.64
    • Science GPA: 3.58

    Summary of Application Experience

    Although it costs a lot of money, apply to more schools than I did. Apply to a lot of the more selective and/or private medical schools than I did.

    Secondaries had difficult questions, but it\'s important to get them done ASAP. I think quick turn around and good answers are both pretty important.

    Interviews were not bad, but I have decent social skills. Just be confident (a.k.a. pretend you\'re really cool) and follow social etiquette. Send your interviewers or the school a thank you letter afterward.

    Do a letter of intent to your favorite school if you get waitlisted. You can do letters of interest to other ones.

    I did not send thank you letters to OSU and I still got in. That being said, they are easy, polite, and unlikely to hurt your chances. I sent them a letter of intent, and I think that helped.

    Applied

    Wake Forest University
    Dartmouth College
    University of Toledo

    Application Complete

    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University
    University of North Carolina
    Pennsylvania State University
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Wright State University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Ohio State University

    Accepted

    University of Cincinnati

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