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  • Application cycles: 06/27/2011
  • Demographics: Female, 29, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/07/2012
  • Brief Profile: I submitted AMCAS before knowing my MCAT score, so I applied to a lot of middle/lower tier schools (around 35). After I did well on the MCAT, I added about ten reach schools (so my primary was sent to ~45 schools in total), and I withdrew pre-secondary from a lot of the schools I wasn\'t too keen on. I also withdrew from schools whose LOR requirements I realized I couldn\'t meet, and from schools whose secondaries indicated I wasn\'t a good fit (if they asked a lot about leadership experience, etc.), and from schools whose secondaries I couldn\'t bring myself to write, lol.

    I ended up being complete at around ~35 schools in late August. I had good stats, 2 great LOR\'s, 1 generic LOR, and not great EC\'s. Though I had a few unique clubs, activities, and volunteer experiences, everything else was pretty mediocre: <250 hours clinical experience, <150 hours research, no real leadership experience, no work experience, and no long-standing commitments (no EC\'s for >1.5 year). I had a strong PS and worked very hard on my secondary essays, and received compliments on both at many of my interviews. I received 15 interview invites, went on 12 interviews, and currently have 5 acceptances, 4 waitlists, 1 rejection, and 2 I haven\'t heard from (probably waitlists).

    Advice to future applicants: Don\'t submit AMCAS before you know your MCAT score, and if you do, only submit to 1-2 schools. Look at schools\' secondary prompts before you send them your primary, and take note if they don\'t seem geared toward you and your background. My single best piece of advice to future applicants would be to work very hard on your secondaries. I think my secondary essays were pretty much responsible for a couple of my interview invites.

    Advice to future CA applicants: Apply to the SUNY\'s!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/27/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Top 25 Private
    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.90
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    The most expensive roller coaster ride you will ever take.

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    University of Washington

    Applied, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Florida International University
    Florida Atlantic University
    Florida State University
    Hofstra University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Oregon Health & Science University
    University of Miami
    University of Central Florida
    University of Florida
    University of Missouri, Columbia
    University of South Florida
    Brown University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Dartmouth College
    University of California, Irvine
    Boston University
    George Washington University
    University of Rochester
    University of Southern California
    University of California, San Diego
    Yale University
    Stanford University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Cornell University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    New York Medical College
    Rush Medical College
    University of Connecticut

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    SUNY Upstate
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Colorado

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Arizona

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Georgetown University
    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Downstate
    New York University

    Accepted

    University of California, Davis
    Emory University
    Tufts University
    SUNY Stony Brook
    University of Arizona - Phoenix

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