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  • LieutenantDan

  • Application cycles: 10/24/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 38, Caucasian
  • Home state: Washington
  • Last Active: 05/06/2012
  • Brief Profile: This is my third year applying, first applying to DO in addition to MD.
    650+ hours hospital volunteering with patient contact, leadership role training and establishing volunteer program. award nomination for service.
    160+ hours shadowing, all MD, mostly surgery but a total of 4 specialties
    Seasonal volunteer neurobiology research, about 200 hours, no publications. Social psychology human subjects research (ongoing).
    Physiology TA for one semester, MCAT instructor (ongoing), various tutoring roles (volunteer).
    CNA training, 150 hours. Certification came after I was hired as an MCAT instructor so I have not been employed as a CNA yet.
    Blue collar customer service job for 2 years post-grad (nothing impressive but at least I was busy)
    Currently teaching MCAT prep (since late 2011)

    I struggled early in college due to loss of 2 close family members and acquiring a permanent disability, grades were crap for a few semesters including one WM (medical withdrawal), 3 W\'s, a handful of C\'s and one D. I pulled together and achieved a 3.9 avg for my last two years, in primarily upper division science, with Dean\'s list award every semester. Retook the class with D and changed it to an A, and had the prof write one of my LORs.
    I have done 17 quarter hours of post bacc undergrad science courses since applying, with a post-bacc GPA of 4.0 (not factored in to overall GPA)

    The uphill battle continues but I finally have good news!

    Feel free to contact my SDN username if you have any questions
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 10/24/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Small Private College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.31
    • Science GPA: 3.51

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS complete 10/25/2011
    AACOMAS complete 11/15/2011
    MD secondaries complete late November to early Dec, DO secondaries complete early to mid Dec.

    Application Complete

    Albany Medical College
    Jefferson Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Cooper School of Rowan University
    Drexel University
    Hofstra University
    George Washington University
    Oakland University
    Oregon Health & Science University
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Wright State University
    Wake Forest University
    University of Cincinnati
    University of Iowa
    New York Medical College

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Nova Southeastern University
    Edward Via Virginia College
    Michigan State University (DO)

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Oklahoma State University
    Pacific Northwest University
    University of Kentucky
    Kansas City University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Washington

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Touro University - Mare Island
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    SUNY Stony Brook


    Western University of Health Sciences
    Arizona College of Mid. University
    Des Moines University

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