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  • laxianbuddy

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 30, East Asian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 01/30/2012
  • Brief Profile: Applied to all the Tx schools this time around and 10 OOS schools.

    Submitted 6/11 transmitted 6/24, all Tx secondaries done by 7/5 (including Baylor)

    Submitted AMCAS 6/11, but did not submit OOS secondaries until 8/24

    Now an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and History double, plus BioChem minor

    shadowed 3 doctors, science, clinical, and huma research, volunteering, clinical volunteering, much better personal statement...

    Worked in MCAT and SAT tutoring, speech and debate judge, manuscript in progress for a paper and expecting an abstract or poster this semester.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Rice University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, History, plus a minor in Biochem/Cell Biology
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.62
    • Science GPA: 3.36

    Summary of Application Experience

    Giant waste of $1,100 in out-of-state (Non-Texas) applications.

    Interviewed at Houston and Galveston last year but did not get in. These two schools didn\'t even interview me this year even though my application was better (higher GPA, more clinical and non-clinical volunteering, more shadowing, more research, a lot better personal statement).

    I\'m wary of drawing a moral out of this since the process can be so random, but don\'t apply until you are really ready to? Or you need a big improvement to get a second interview at the same school? I dunno.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Texas, Galveston
    University of Texas, Houston
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

    Application Complete

    Drexel University
    Albany Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago
    Rush Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Tulane University
    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview

    Baylor College
    University of Texas, Southwestern

    Accepted

    Texas Tech University, El Paso
    Texas Tech University
    Texas A & M University

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