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  • peanutz

  • Application cycles: 06/15/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: North Carolina
  • Last Active: 02/27/2014
  • Brief Profile: At one of my interviews (I am forgetting which one), one of the other applicants saw a disembodied arm in the sim center and was like "have you seen Arrested Development?". AWESOME

    After trying for a while to rank the schools in an objective way (and finding out that doesn't work---my three favorite schools tied), I'm going to go with a combination of feeling at second look, financial aid, and discussions with current and former students.

    In the end, it turns out that I don't qualify for much need-based aid anywhere (my non-custodial parent's income was counted by 4/7 schools, and my parents aren't footing the bill), making it extremely difficult to turn down my (very good and very inexpensive) state school. I have basically concluded (and calculated) that it would be financially stupid to go anywhere else. Excited to be a part of the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017!

    Major things on my application:
    -3 summers + this year research in the same lab (with oral presentation at conference, submitted non-1st author paper at time of application. Updated schools in January to include publication of that paper, a poster presentation at conference this year, co-author on several oral presentations and posters at conference.) This experience also included teaching undergraduates, and some shadowing and interaction with subjects in our clinic.
    -Odd/unique semester abroad experience
    -2.5 years volunteering in the community around my undergrad
    -Long-time interest and participation in a performing art
    -1 year research in another lab (had a poster presentation at an on-campus event, but otherwise uneventful)
    -TA for an upper-level biology class
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/15/2012

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.86
    • Science GPA: 3.87


    Johns Hopkins University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Yale University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Harvard University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Emory University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Cornell University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Pennsylvania
    Case Western Reserve University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pittsburgh


    New York University
    Columbia University
    University of Virginia
    Tulane University
    University of North Carolina
    Vanderbilt University

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