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  • wrpBogey

  • Application cycles: 06/14/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 33, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 03/26/2012
  • Brief Profile: Was a double major in Bio and Math. 3.83 overall GPA, and 3.81 sGPA. I did alot of shadowing, a fair amount of research, wrote a Senior Thesis for which I won a prize, and a significant amount of Jewish extracurriculars. I am currently a lab tech in the lab where I did my undergrad research.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/14/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Northwestern University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.83
    • Science GPA: 3.81

    Summary of Application Experience

    I\'m primarily posting my stats to show people that the lack of a killer MCAT does not necesarily spell doom in an application. Although my 32S is significantly below Northwestern\'s average, I still got in there and a number of other schools. If I were to offer my advice for future applicants, It would be first of all to get things in as early as possible. Second, get close to your rec letter writers. I think the biggest strength of my application were my rec letters from professors who I had significant interaction with. Don\'t take these things lightly, as they are scrutinized carefully, particularly at the later stages of an application (after the interview).

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Columbia University
    Cornell University
    Harvard University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York University
    Tufts University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Drexel University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    New York Medical College
    SUNY Downstate
    Temple University
    University of Illinois

    Accepted

    Northwestern University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Rush Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

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