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  • MiriMonster

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 05/13/2013   -   Latest Activity
  • Brief Profile: Double major in engineering and humanities (very unique combination, but don't want to be more specific at the risk of identifying myself). Didn't decide on medicine until my 5th year of undergrad.

    - Research - lots of years in lots of disciplines, 5 pubs
    - AmeriCorps 1 year - clinical
    - Various unique student clubs with long commitment
    - Lots of leadership in aforementioned clubs
    - Significant on-clinical volunteering
    - Completed 3 marathons and 2 half marathons
    - Tutor

    I am a re-applicant.

    Summary of 1st application experience:
    MCAT: 11 BS, 13 PS, 11 VR, Q (35Q)
    AMCAS submitted 9/22/2010
    AMCAS verified 10/16/2010
    cGPA: <3.5, sGPA: 3.2

    Complete at ~20 schools.
    1 interview, 1 waitlist, 0 acceptances UGH

    Problems with my 1st App:
    1. LATE!!!!
    2. Not enough medical experience. My majors are non-traditional to say the least. Didn't decide on medicine until the bitter end, so didn't have a lot of time for the usual pre-med clinical experiences. Been working on this for the past 2 years.
    3. GPA - not a lot I can do about that. I have a frighteningly huge number of units. Oh well. Not terrifying either.
    4. MCAT - I had the time to study for a retake, so why not? Turned out to be a great decision! Think long and hard before you retake a 35. Make sure you have enough time (minimum 4 months), that you know you can do better, and that it's worth it.

    Note I have changed my interview dates to reflect beginning middle or end of the month, but not the actual day I interviewed.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Top 25
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Saint Louis University
    Temple University
    Boston University
    Tulane University
    Cornell University
    Rush Medical College
    University of California, San Diego
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Virginia
    New York University
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Francisco
    Wake Forest University
    Columbia University
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Emory University
    University of Colorado
    Georgetown University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Tufts University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Northwestern University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    SUNY Downstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    George Washington University


    Hofstra University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Loyola University Chicago
    New York Medical College
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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