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  • velleityx

  • Application cycles: 07/02/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: Virginia
  • Last Active: 04/16/2012
  • Brief Profile: State of residence: VA
    cGPA: 3.72 with upward trend
    sGPA: 3.69
    MCAT: first time was 32S (P: 9, V: 12, B: 11), second time was 33S (P: 11, V: 9, B: 13)

    PS: probably as best as it was going to get. i had 20+ people edit it including friends, family, coworkers, bosses, my professors, english teachers, med students, doctors, etc.

    LORs: 1) science #1- took two notoriously hard classes with him and got a\'s in both, went to his office hours every week, i was one of the first students he got to know in my classes
    2) science #2- took one class with him and got an a, went to office hours every week, ta\'ed with him, still on really good terms
    3) non-science- took five classes with him (lol) + a\'s in all of them, was in an honors seminar/section type thing with him, also went to lots of office hours, also do volunteer work with him
    4) research PI- met with him 2x per week, worked on an indp project with him, he called me \"the best undergrad our lab\'s ever had\"

    most significant ECs: research (3 yrs, did independent project, no pubs but that was mostly because a project failed for two yrs before my PI moved me to another one... and i discussed this in my app a bit), TAing, and student council leadership positions (was on council for 2 years, held at least 4 ish positions overall, did a ton of things like oversaw/ran/planned an event of 1000+ ppl, budgets, designed merch, publicity, etc.)

    other ones: premed org where i also had a lot of leadership roles + did volunteer work, shadowing, pbk and other honors, my jobs (where i worked at all 3 yrs of undergrad + discussed this too because i\'m an OOS student so i needed to work for loans/bills)

    gap year activities (+ and i\'ve sent update letters to those i could): working full-time in a lab with publication coming soon, volunteering in ER, hosting book discussions for pregnant/parenting teens, volunteering in a classroom for homeless children, on the college relay for life planning committee, volunteer in a free clinic in mexico
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/02/2011

    • Undergraduate college: UCSD
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.72
    • Science GPA: 3.69

    Summary of Application Experience

    major UGH. lots of ups and downs, lots of waiting!

    Application Complete, Rejected

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    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

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    University of Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth University

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