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:
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.