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  • natrixcaelicola

  • Application cycles: 06/05/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: Oregon
  • Last Active: 05/21/2012
  • Brief Profile: Second-Time Applicant. Applied first time with an MCAT of 31S (PS: 12, VR: 08, BS: 12, taken after my sophomore year of college).

    My calculated GPA doesn\'t take into consideration that like 30 of the credits are from classes I took WHILE in high school... how stupid.

    Experience Summary:

    -After graduating, worked as an accountant.
    -Volunteered hundreds of hours in a hospital and free clinic for homeless youth.
    -Study abroad in Middle East (summer).
    -Shadowed lots of doctors (different types and in different countries).
    -Bench research for like a year and a half.
    -Club Rowing (during college and after) and Club Lacrosse (after college).
    -Server for 2 years during college.
    -Tutored and TAd ochem (amongst other classes).
    -Intern/Volunteer in Cairo (summer).
    -Exchange student to Italy (senior year of high school).

    Diversity Essay Topics:

    -Gay male (was out on the diversity essay AND the primary; I recommend all gays do such).
    -Religious minority (atheist; I think this might be indirectly stated on a couple diversity essays).
    -Lived as a racial minority in the Middle East (white; and I know this sounds weird but you really are treated differently).

    LORs:

    -From doctors I shadowed, volunteer supervisors, and teachers (one of which was my PI).
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/05/2011

    • Undergraduate college: University of Oregon
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.92
    • Science GPA: 3.91

    Summary of Application Experience

    I learned a lot the first time I went through this process and it definitely helped during the second time. Any questions, PM me on SDN.

    I\'m proud to say that I\'m going to be a BLUE DEVIL!!! GO DUKE!!!!!!

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco
    University of North Carolina

    Application Complete

    Stanford University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Dartmouth College
    University of Michigan
    Columbia University
    Boston University
    Yale University
    Emory University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Tufts University
    Brown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Drexel University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Harvard University
    Northwestern University
    University of Colorado
    University of Wisconsin

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    SUNY Stony Brook

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Vanderbilt University
    New York University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Cornell University

    Accepted

    Tulane University
    University of Virginia
    Indiana University
    Duke University
    Oregon Health & Science University

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