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  • k0be

  • Application cycles: 06/25/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 04/14/2020
  • Brief Profile: (Updated 05/17/2015)
    -25 when I started medical school. Turned 26 pretty early on though.
    -Heavily involved in a cultural organization. Occupied several leadership positions and organized several events
    -Few semesters of basic lab research; no publications
    -Year and a half of clinical research; a few publications and posters
    -Decent (nothing crazy) volunteering experience at hospitals and at private practices
    -Decent MD/DO (again, nothing crazy) shadowing experience
    -Masters degree in physiology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
    -Worked in retail alongside clinical research after graduation
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/25/2013

    • Undergraduate college: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Michigan
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: Master's
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 127, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.44
    • Science GPA: 3.33

    Summary of Application Experience

    My thoughts:

    As said to me by admissions, what helped me get off the wait list at KCUMB was my persistence. Ms. Harper told me that they liked my regular updates and my promptness in submitting the pre matriculation paperwork (possibly a way to screen out those that are really interested at KCUMB). I did some DO shadowing after being wait listed, which may have helped me. If you haven't shadowed a DO, I highly encourage that you do.

    GPA breakdown:

    Grad school GPA/BCPM - 3.33 AACOMAS GPA/SCI - 3.44/3.24
    Undergrad +Grad BCPM/Overall - 3.33/3.41 AACOMAS Grad GPA/Sci- 3.33/3.34 (Suprised I had 2!)
    AACOMAS UG+G GPA/Sci -3.42/3.27

    Primary submissions:

    Date AMCAS Submitted: 06/27/2013
    Date AMCAS verified: 08/07/2013

    Date AACOMAS submitted: 06/27/2013
    Date AACOMAS verified: 7/16/2013


    MCAT (3x), rescheduling (3x), and books (EK, some kaplan, and AAMC exams): $1805
    2012-2013 cycle (30+ MD schools on primary, secondary fees, and other expenses: $3345
    2013-2014 cycle (23 schools: 13 MD, 10 DO on primaries, secondary fees, and other: $2906
    Interview costs (lodging and travel): $909.1

    Total: $8,965.1 (It's probably a few hundred more than this)


    Wayne State University
    Southern Illinois University

    Application Complete

    Nova Southeastern University
    Arizona College of Mid. University
    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine
    Touro University - Harlem

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York College of New York Tech.
    New York Medical College
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Des Moines University
    Michigan State University (DO)
    University of Illinois
    Oakland University
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Rush Medical College
    University of Toledo
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Michigan State University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Jefferson Medical College
    Drexel University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Touro University - Mare Island

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Kansas City University

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