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  • Application cycles: 06/14/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 29, Caucasian
  • Home state: Guam
  • Last Active: 07/24/2013
  • Brief Profile: History and Neurobiology Double major.

    15 Activities...Will update for others after the cycle
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/14/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Unknown
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.97
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Applied 6/15/2012
    Verified 7/12/2012

    July:
    Picking Schools: I knew I did pretty well with my GPA and my MCAT. I've got amazing state schools!!! So I figured I'd be able to apply to any other reaches OOS for giggles. I chose very carefully--where I thought I'd be most happy. God will place me where I'm needed. :)
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    November:
    Well, I'm going to be a doctor. For that, I could not be happier. However, I can't help but feel (insert emotion) about these holds. I suppose I'm interesting and cogent enough on paper to be invited for interviews, yet not a shoe-in during the interview. Or maybe it's something else. Maybe its my MCAT. Or the fact that its so competitive these days. It's really impossible to tell, I guess. I've sent a few updates and I'll be making some calls to admissions offices come January. I'll rally a few more letters of recommendation. Regardless, don't let the process define you!
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    Early February:
    Easier said than done, but after interviewing folks for RA selection and after my own interviews, let me tell you about how to win that interview.

    First of all, relax. Second of all, be courteous. Thirdly, be passionate, be yourself. Fourth, make that connection. Fifth, address your love for that school and why you'd be a perfect fit.

    I wish I had a second chance at some of these interviews, so be your best and be happy with what happens. I was an interviewer myself, so I know how hard it was to differentiate applicants at first. Interviewers are looking for the easy signs to reject or accept you right away, so give the right reasons and don't be afraid to shine. Anyways, good luck! I'll be crossing my own fingers for the remainder of this cycle it looks like.
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    Wow...can't believe everything that's happened the since the last time I've logged on. Ultimately too blessed to have the opportunity to stay at home. I was Born to be a Buckeye and just grateful for this working out

    Application Complete

    Wright State University
    Columbia University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Cornell University
    University of Michigan
    Emory University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview

    Vanderbilt University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Accepted

    University of Miami
    University of Cincinnati
    Ohio State University
    University of Toledo

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