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  • zeppelinpage4

  • Application cycles: 06/05/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 30, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 10/21/2014
  • Brief Profile: Just submitted, I rushed a bit...but I've been working on it since mid-May. Hope things get verified okay.

    AMCAS submitted 06/06/2012
    Primary AMCAS Verified 06/14/2012
    Major: Biochemistry

    Activities up to app cycle:
    - 2 years of directed study/independent research
    -Goldwater nominee for my campus
    -86 hours volunteering in an ED
    -Volunteer guitar teacher for a local community program 1 semester
    -Founder and President for a school club 2.5 years
    -Shadowed pediatrician 4 hours
    -Observed surgeries over summer 16 hours
    -Two days shadowing, and helping in rural eye clinic in developing country
    -Performing in South Asian cultural dinner/play 1 semester
    -Competitive South Asian dance team 2 years
    -Hospital temp jobs over two summers during high school
    -Hospice Volunteering 1 semester
    -10 weeks of cancer research for summer REU

    During App cycle:
    -Chem tutor
    -Captain of my dance team
    -Biochemistry research, with two poster presentations
    -Phi Beta Kappa
    -Summa Cum Laude


  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/05/2012

    • Undergraduate college: SUNY Geneseo
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.89
    • Science GPA: 3.84

    Summary of Application Experience

    Welp! This was quite an amazing year, and it looks like I'll be going to Stony Brook University for medical school. :) Although I had my share of ups and downs this cycle, and I would have done a few things differently, I could not be happier with how this cycle has turned out. I still can't believe I received 3 consecutive acceptances in the same week in mid-October, it was nice to know I had places to go so early.

    Choosing between UB, Stony Brook and Upstate was very difficult. I literally waited till May 15th to decide, and kept going back and forth on my decision as all three schools made a great impression. UB and Upstate had the best location. Both schools were close to my undergrad, and many of my good friends from undergrad were going to medical school there. Cost of living was much lower as well. I also love the scenery in upstate New York. However, in the end, Stony Brook appeared to be the better program, with more research opportunities, and it seemed be have a bit more recognition. I'm not a fan of being downstate, but at the end of the day I decided to go with the school that I felt was better. Location is an important factor, but I ultimately knew that I'd be spending most of my time in the school itself and not the surrounding area. Also, I saw it as a possible opportunity for a fresh start in a new place. Though I currently hope to go back upstate after med school.

    I am however still incredibly excited! Stony Brook had an awesome program and school. Nearby Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven, a hospital that looks like something from the Jetsons, and a nice quiet location away from the city. The beaches nearby were a nice touch too haha. I am very grateful to Stony Brook for accepting me and I am looking forward to starting my path toward becoming a physician!

    Applied

    New York Medical College
    Temple University

    Application Complete

    University of Vermont
    Drexel University
    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York University
    Mayo Medical School
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Wright State University
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    University of Pittsburgh
    Dartmouth College
    Cornell University
    Tufts University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Hofstra University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    SUNY Downstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Rochester

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Albany Medical College

    Accepted

    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Upstate
    SUNY Stony Brook

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