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  • Application cycles: 07/31/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 41, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 08/08/2014
  • Brief Profile: BS in Economics - Summa Cum Laude - 2012 (CUNY John Jay College)
    Postbac GPA - 3.92
    300+ hours hospital volunteer - patient rounds
    400+ hours biomedical research assistant (increasing hematopoietic potential in bone marrow stem cells)
    200+ hours clinical anesthesiology research assistant
    30+ surgeries observed
    3 years math and science tutor
    3 years math tutor to underprivileged college students
    2 years NCAA Rifle team
    1 year Student Athlete Advisory Committee treasurer
    Extreme upward GPA trend (very bad grades 10 years ago in music school)
    Raised over $5000 to volunteer in Ghana for 1 month tutoring orphans
    Ran a small business for several years.
    Was in a touring rock band for several years.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/31/2013

    • Undergraduate college: CUNY
    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 505
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 124, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.30
    • Science GPA: 3.83

    Summary of Application Experience

    8/13 - I don't want to spend a ton of money on apps with my current MCAT score. Additionally I am severely limited to the NYC area. My wife works in Manhattan and we own our apartment.

    10/2013 - Early Decision Madness... Complete and utter failure at NYMC as many would have predicted. In reality I have always been more of a DO candidate. I'm not really sure why I let other premeds get into my head about the MD/DO divide. Well here we go again. I'm starting the DO application process super late because of the early decision agreement. I'm looking at 4 - 6 weeks of processing time so I'm guessing Tourocom and NYCom won't be seeing my application till mid November. This cycle turned into a bit of a disaster for how much planning I put in.

    11/2013 - Event though I've applied late it seems like I'm still in the running. Both of the NY DO schools seem to run a bit of a slower application cycle then most so interview invites have only just started going out. Anyway that is good news for me. I'm feeling a bit more positive at the moment. Happy thoughts right?

    12/2013 - My local DO secondaries are complete... Now I'm officially sitting in the waiting room. It would be so nice to get an interview invite before Christmas.

    2/2014 - I finally received an interview invitation. Touro Harlem here I come.

    3/2014 - That's the end of that cycle. Now to get a better score on the MCAT and try again:)

    3/2014 - I take that back... I got another invite:)

    5/2014 - I was waitlisted at NYCOM. I sent a letter of intent and will be sending an update letter shortly. So now I wait until I hear something. I scheduled another MCAT for early July. Time to start prepping for next cycle.

    8/2014 - Ahhhhhh! I got accepted off the waitlist on orientation... class starts tomorrow. I'm super happy and a bit nervous but I'm gonna be a Doctor in a few years:)

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Touro University - Harlem

    Accepted off Waitlist

    New York College of New York Tech.

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