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  • harryandtonto

  • Application cycles: 06/13/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 02/09/2017
  • Brief Profile: Some of the demographics are fudged. I was a third time applicant. (sub 30 score my first cycle and didn't know what I was doing the first two). For the third cycle everything seemed to come together.

    1st cycle: no interviews (applied on literally the last day...had no idea what I was doing all around)

    2nd cycle: bumped MCAT to 35. Still neglected to work at all on my primary. ECs weren't that good either.

    -Waitlists at UVA, Pitt, Vanderbilt and post interview rejection at Drexel. Applied to UVA, PItt, and Vanderbilt again for the third cycle. Didn't apply to Drexel again.

    3rd cycle: (see below) Interesting to note that 2 of my 3 acceptances came from schools that wait-listed me the cycle previously. For this cycle I had completely revamped ECs and spent about 5 months perfecting my primary.

    Take home? Do everything right the first time. Let the adcoms get to know who you really are on your primary.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/13/2012

    • Undergraduate college: College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Mathematics
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    2-8-17: Wow. I can't believe it's been over 4 years since I was accepted. Med school was certainly challenging but definitely doable. While I'm somewhat disenchanted with medicine and not as naive as I was as a pre-med, I would do med school all over again, mostly because of the people I met. Planning to go into GI.

    9-21-13: I'm almost done with anatomy. One of the thing I love about med school is being surrounded by people who share the same passions as me.

    I remember having class in undergrad in the lecture hall where the white coat ceremonies are held, just dreaming about being a student here. Well white coat was 2 months ago and I absolutely love where I am now.

    3-13-13: This cycle is over for me. There were a lot of ups and downs but I should have just trusted myself from the beginning that everything would work out in the end. Would've saved some stress.

    Out of the 11 interviews I attended, I was accepted to 3 of my top 4 choices. It was always a dream of mine to get accepted to Pitt. The outcome of this cycle was literally a dream come true.

    As if my decision wasn't easy enough, Pitt gave me a very substantial needs based scholarship. Pitt Med Class of 2017!

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cornell University
    Columbia University
    Duke University
    Emory University
    University of Michigan
    Northwestern University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Jefferson Medical College
    New York University
    SUNY Downstate
    University of Cincinnati
    Tufts University
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Pennsylvania State University
    Saint Louis University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Hofstra University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    The Commonwealth Medical College
    University of Pennsylvania

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Vermont
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Temple University
    Albany Medical College
    University of Rochester
    George Washington University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pittsburgh


    University of Iowa
    University of Virginia

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