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  • Application cycles: 06/13/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 31, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 03/13/2015
  • Brief Profile: I took the MCAT in 2013, so there was no writing section. (Ignore that P on my MCAT score above. It's just a random letter.)

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    Vihsadas's Personal MCAT Strategy (by Vihsadas)
    Breaking Down the MCAT: A 3 Month MCAT Study Schedule (by SN2ed)
    How to Self-Study for the MCAT (by the Berkley Review)


    SR: Secondary Received
    SS: Secondary Submitted
    C: Application Complete
    II: Interview Invite
    IA: Interview Attended
    W: Withdrew
    A: Accepted
    R: Rejected

    My committee letter didn't arrive at AMCAS until 8/23, so the C date is usually a lot later than the SS date.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/13/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.82
    • Science GPA: 3.75

    Summary of Application Experience

    At a Glance

    32 applications
    19 interview invitations, 8 pre-interview withdrawals, 6 pre-interview rejections
    15 interviews attended
    4 acceptances, 9 waitlists, 2 post-interview rejections
    1 acceptance off of a waitlist


    4/29Submitted application to premed committee.
    6/10AMCAS opened for submissions.
    6/14Submitted primary application.
    6/26Received first secondary. (Wash U)
    7/12AMCAS verified. (That's what happens when you are four days late. Being early is important!)
    7/12–7/15Received most other secondaries. Some secondaries took another week or two to come in. A few (like Northwestern and Drexel) took almost a month.
    7/12–8/26Secondaries. On average, I completed one secondary every two days, and my turn around time was about two weeks. (I completed the secondary for a given school an average of two weeks after receiving it.) I definitely could have done a better job: I didn't do any prewriting, and I didn't follow any sort of schedule. But since my committee letter came in so late, the timing of my secondaries didn't make too much of a difference in the end.
    8/9First interview invitation: Ohio State. My committee letter hadn't even arrived yet, but Ohio State doesn't require letters to make interview decisions.
    8/19On a whim, I decide to send my primary to two more schools: Maryland and UCSF.
    8/26Committee letter arrived at AMCAS. I was now complete at most schools, although most schools took a few days or even weeks to process it.
    8/29First interview invitation after being complete. (Pitt)
    9/1Last secondary completed. (Maryland)
    9/18First interview attended. (Ohio State)
    10/16First acceptance. (Virginia)
    10/24–11/1Crunch week. Several interviews, plus two exams and two very big homework assignments. I did a lot of homework/studying on red eye flights and in the back of taxi cabs. Needless to say, my grades weren't that great. I guess this kind of thing is bound to happen if you're interviewing during senior year.
    11/15Last acceptance. (Vanderbilt)
    12/17Last interview invitation. (Wash U)
    1/17Last interview attended. (Wash U)
    3/25Last post-interview decision. (Wash U)
    5/19First (and only) acceptance off of a waitlist. (Yale)

    Application Complete

    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    Harvard University
    University of Chicago
    Mayo Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Emory University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Rochester
    Temple University
    Baylor College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Drexel University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Case Western Reserve University
    Northwestern University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Pittsburgh
    Johns Hopkins University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Ohio State University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Columbia University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Stanford University
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Cornell University
    New York University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Yale University


    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    University of Virginia
    Vanderbilt University
    University of Maryland

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