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  • spike55

  • Application cycles: 08/16/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 39, Caucasian
  • Home state: Massachusetts
  • Last Active: 08/08/2012
  • Brief Profile: non-science major, w/ 3.91 post-bacc GPA
    clinical experience, research experience (basic science and clinical), shadowing, 2 publications (one first author)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 08/16/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Boston University
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 125, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.76

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS verified 9/17
    Submitted secondaries between 9/18 and 12/15.
    Sent update letters in Jan. to schools with applications completed earlier in the cycle.
    No interview invites as of Jan. 21, preparing for reapplication- this time I will submit MUCH EARLIER.
    First interview invite 1/23/12- late in the cycle, but I\'ll take it- Go Drexel Dragons! : )
    Second interview invite 1/26/12- THRILLED to get an interview at UMass!!

    I feel so lucky to have gotten 3 interview invitations and even luckier that I am sure I would be really happy at any of those three schools. I think since it\'s March, it\'s unlikely that I\'ll get anymore invitations, so I\'ll be holding my breath until I get good news. It was easier to plan to reapply this June when I only had one interview, but now I\'m considering waiting to see what will happen this cycle and then spending another year living life and preparing to reapply before going through this process again.

    Even though it\'s already 3/9, I\'m hoping I might get one more interview invitation from one of the 4 schools I haven\'t heard from. I\'m trying really hard to wait patiently to hear from the schools where I\'ve interviewed- I wouldn\'t expect any responses before the beginning of next month.

    I got a rejection email from Einstein (3/26), which was faster than I expected to hear. And now I\'m very nervous about the fact that I am waiting to hear from two schools and really have no sense about whether I\'ll even be going to school next year. Not having an acceptance in April is not fun. I\'m trying to make alternative plans for next year while still staying positive about the fact that I could still get an acceptance from Drexel or UMass.

    As of 4/27, I am waitlisted at Drexel and have been rejected from UMass. I really loved Drexel, so I am hopeful that after 5/15 I will be pulled off the waitlist. Fingers crossed.

    It\'s the first week of August and orientation has started at Drexel. I was never pulled off the waitlist :(. When I got 3 interviews, I stopped preparing to reapply, so now I am starting to make a plan for the 2013-2014 application cycle. Assessing my weaknesses, I would say that my biggest weakness was timing. Everything went in way too late. Other weaknesses include my interviews- definitely a skill I can work on in the meantime, my PS score, lack of volunteering, and lack of leadership activities. I definitely feel like I have my work cut out for me this year.

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Applied, Withdrew

    Brown University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Connecticut
    University of Pittsburgh

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albany Medical College
    Boston University
    Mayo Medical School
    Loyola University Chicago
    Wake Forest University
    University of Vermont
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Dartmouth College
    Oakland University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Hofstra University
    Harvard University
    Saint Louis University
    Tufts University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Massachusetts
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Drexel University

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