I took the July 2nd MCAT and unfortunately did not perform as well as I would have liked. Of course, there is no MCAT writing score, I just put K in randomly. MCAT score is 32, which I suppose is okay, but it is still nothing fantastic. I'm hoping my grades will pull me through. I was verified on August 7th of 2013. Little more about me:
EMT - 3 years with local first aid and rescue squad
Physician Shadow - 100 Hours
University Genetics Study Group Leader - 1 year
University Supplemental Instructor for Organic Chemistry for Underrepresented Students - 1 semester
Research Experience - 3 years with award winning senior thesis, small undergraduate grant, presentation at national conference, abstract publication, multiple poster presentations, summer research fellowship
Bristol Myers Squibb Summer Internship - Summer-long basic science research investigation in toxicology
Honors Awards - few awards when I graduated, summa cum laude, highest departmental honors, several departmental awards, academic excellence award, honor society induction and leadership
Pre-Health Honor Society - spent two years serving in a leadership position here
Religious Discussion Group - discuss Hindu philosophy on a weekly basis
Student Ambassador - 2 years
Regarding Letters of Rec: I got like 12 letters of recommendation from various people throughout the years, and I am positive that the letters that my Prehealth Committee put together will be very strong.
In my time off, I am continuing my work in my undergraduate laboratory, tutoring, and volunteering...pretty much the usual premed kinda deal. I'm going to be going abroad at the end of the year. If I'm to say anything about this process, its just that its really annoying and I swear to god if I can get into my state schools nice and early, I might just pull out of the application process right then and there.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/26/2013
Undergraduate college: Rutgers University New Brunswick
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 513
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.98
Science GPA: 3.97
Summary of Application Experience
8/19/13 - I guess that I am right on time for everything. My secondaries are, for the most part, sent out already so I'm just waiting to get screened and get an interview. I wish I took my MCAT earlier, but I kept chickening out each time I had to take it , so I took it a little late and performed pretty average on it.
Summary of Experience:
Started talking to Dr. Heinrich early on in the process, like back in May. Went to an admissions seminar, and liked the school. Could do with some renovations, but otherwise students seem happy and clinical experience looks great. Looking especially forward to moving forward with this school.