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  • skigal87

  • Application cycles: 06/14/2010
  • Demographics: Female, 33, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 01/27/2012
  • Brief Profile: Like others, I found MDapps to be extremely useful during the application process so I thought I would make one to pay it back to current and future applicants. I was a little bit of an underdog stats-wise, and I\'m very pleased with how things turned out. I had an upward GPA trend- Freshman year GPA ~3.2, steadily increased to Senior year GPA ~3.8.

    -Graduated 2009
    -Biology Major (Honors), Anthropology minor
    -Research: >1000 hours, 2 summers + 1 year senior thesis in biology. Poster presentation.
    -Clinical: ~600 hours. Shadowed about 40 hours, worked as a nursing assistant.
    -Deans list a bunch.
    -Studied abroad.
    -Volunteered at non-profit health clinic with diabetes nurse educator. Assisted in educating patients, data input, etc.
    -1 year of AmeriCorps.
    -A bunch of interesting EC\'s and jobs.

    Bottom Line: Do What your passionate about. I never did anything just because I thought it would look good on my resume; I did it because I was genuinely interested. Along the interview trail, fellow interviewees were shocked that I didn\'t spend my post-grad time doing research or something more \"traditional\". I love research, but decided that my time between college and med school should be spent pursuing new experiences. I think that my post-grad experiences added depth to my application, and made the interviews a lot more interesting. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/14/2010

    • Undergraduate college: NESCAC (small liberal arts school)
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.42
    • Science GPA: 3.43

    Summary of Application Experience

    I was a little bummed by my MCAT score, had been scoring a lot higher on practice tests. Especially the BS,( I was a bio major for goodness sakes!) I thought about taking it again, but decided that was a waste of time. It all worked out and looking back, I can\'t believe I wanted to waste three more months of my life for a few points. Skiing is way more important anyway! :-p

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Temple University
    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    Jefferson Medical College
    New York University
    New York Medical College
    Drexel University
    SUNY Upstate
    Albany Medical College
    SUNY Buffalo
    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia
    University of Rochester
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    George Washington University
    Edward Via Virginia College
    Philadelphia College - Atlanta

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York College of New York Tech.
    Hofstra University
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Des Moines University
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    SUNY Downstate

    Accepted

    Nova Southeastern University
    SUNY Stony Brook

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