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  • Application cycles: 08/19/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 43, Caucasian
  • Home state: Virginia
  • Last Active: 05/08/2014
  • Brief Profile: Nontrad, BA & MFA in English.
    Teacher (college-level, 2 semesters).
    Admin for high-level exec. (2 yrs).
    Medical mission volunteer in Haiti in 2008 (1 wk). No prior medical experience. Trigger for career change.

    Clinical experience:
    ER volunteer (200 hrs over 9 mos).
    Then, phlebotomist for blood transfusions (500 hrs over 4 mos)...
    Then, ER scribe (3000 hrs over 2.5 yrs). Had EMT-B which I did not use but helped me get the job.
    Scribing overlapped with:
    Edited essays for med school admissions business.
    Free clinic volunteer (200 hrs over 2 yrs). Lab, pharmacy, patient history-taking.
    NIH summer research (2 papers: 1 review/1 research. Review in press.)

    MCAT courses (over 3 years, some scholarships):
    At comm college: Bio 1 & 2, Gen Chem 1 & 2, Calc 1, Phys 1 & 2, OChem 1 & 2, A&P 1 & 2, Biochem, Stats 1, Biomedical Ethics.
    For MCAT used EK books only, no real prep course. Slightly regret this.

    Courses during app cycle (almost all scholarships):
    At comm college: Micro, Cell Bio, Genetics, Biostats, Med Term.
    At 4-year: Histo.
    At NIH: Clinical Pharm (free course because I audited it).
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 08/19/2011

    • Undergraduate college: ---
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.46
    • Science GPA: 3.87

    Summary of Application Experience

    Submitted AMCAS on 8/20/11, verified on 9/30/11.
    Interviewed Nov through Mar.
    Regular update letters (end of semester, papers).
    First acceptance in early May. Rest after May 15th.
    Declined/withdrew from all others after got Case acceptance.

    This was such a roller coaster process. My husband deserves a ton of credit!
    I also found it encouraging to see nontrads with limited financial resources succeed. Hopefully this profile will do the same.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Cincinnati
    University of Chicago
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Rochester
    Harvard University
    SUNY Upstate
    University of Virginia
    University of Wisconsin
    SUNY Buffalo
    Rush Medical College
    University of Pittsburgh
    Loyola University Chicago
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Northwestern University
    Drexel University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    University of Iowa

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    George Washington University
    Georgetown University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Creighton University
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Case Western Reserve University
    Saint Louis University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Albany Medical College


    Rosalind Franklin University

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