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  • Application cycles: 06/23/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 30, East Asian
  • Home state: Quebec
  • Last Active: 06/01/2012
  • Brief Profile: US --> 4 interviews out of 20 schools applied.
    Canada --> 6 interviews out of 15 schools applied.

    Canadian citizen.

    Good stuff:
    - 150ish hours of clinical volunteering at 2 places.
    - 100ish hours of non clinical volunteering (ballboy).
    - 1 year of research with no pub + research during the application cycle.
    - Marker for math class.
    - TA for biochem class during the application cycle.
    - Science tutoring.
    - Awards in math contests.
    - Several small scholarships based on grades only.
    - Math club president. (as much as it may sound like the opposite, I don\'t want to major or work in pure math)

    Bad stuff:
    - Canadian citizen (well, that\'s bad for the US only).
    - Below average writing skills.
    - No physician shadowing (mistake by ignorance... Btw, even if you \'know\' what a doctor\'s life is, make sure you have something on paper to show it).
    - No humanities class in undergrad. My humanities courses did not count towards my GPA according to AMCAS. Quebec has a different secondary and post-secondary education system from the rest of North America.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/23/2011

    • Undergraduate college: McGill University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.97
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    Rejected pre-interview (US): WUSTL, Columbia, Harvard, Case (hold), Emory, Cornell, Pritzker, Einstein, Georgetown, Maryland (hold), Stony Brook, UNC Chapel Hill, BostonU, Tulane, Mayo, MCW. [In no particular order]
    Rejected pre-interview (Canada): UBC, UofA, UofS, Western, McMaster, UofT, Queens, McGill, Dal. [From west to east]

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Dartmouth College
    University of Calgary
    Yale University
    Universite de Montreal
    Laval University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Manitoba

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Ottawa
    Universite de Sherbrooke

    Accepted

    SUNY Upstate
    Wayne State University

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