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  • giants25

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 35, South Asian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 02/27/2013
  • Brief Profile: Graduate Program: BU GMS MAMS (SMP)

    400 hours shadowing 6-7 different physicians from high school till graduate school
    Volunteering in 4 different hospital departments (200+ hours in high school, 75 hours in graduate school)
    Non-Clinical Volunteering with disabled children from high school-summers/winters in college
    Outreach program serving underserved in East Boston (Spring 2012-current)
    Volunteering in Clinic in Rural India
    Work study job (freshmen year)
    MCAT Biology Teacher/Tutor (junior year)
    Working in family dry cleaning business (full time Summer/Winter/Spring breaks)
    Campus Tour guide 3 years
    Model UN Chair 3 years
    Varsity Mens Crew 1 year, Club lacrosse 1 year, intramurals 2 years
    2X Deans List, merit scholarship junior/senior years
    3 years Research Assistant in lab during undergrad
    1 semester research tech in neurosurgery lab+clinical exposure with physician
    National VP of Membership in fraternity for 1 year (senior), chartered fraternity freshmen year, held many other leadership positions

    I previously applied my junior year and I was very sloppy about it/didn\'t know what I was doing. I applied very late (verified September), with secondaries out by end of October.I ended with 2 interviews, one in state waitlist, one OOS rejection. I decided to take time to take an SMP to increase my grades and give me time to get more clinical exposure. I hope this application cycle will be MUCH different and I hope this MDapp can help you guys. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Johns Hopkins University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Area of Study: Other
    • Degree Obtained: Master of Arts in Medical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.50

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/5/2012 Primary Application submitted 9:31 EST on first day AMCAS opened. Just started this MDApp as a reapplicant. I feel ten times stronger than the last time I applied so I'll see how it goes.
    7/1/2012-Graduate Letter Packet Received by AMCAS, waiting on JHU Committee Letter to be sent out this week.
    7/12/2012-JHU Committee Letter Sent out
    7/19/2012-Received my first interview invite to Cooper Medical School on 7/19/2012!!!
    7/24/2012- As of now submitted 28 secondaries/complete at these schools, waiting on 6 more schools to send secondaries, and waiting on Mayo/Vanderbilt to either reject me or screen me out.
    8/6/2012-All secondaries submitted besides Tufts (still waiting for secondary)
    8/7/2012-BU invite!!!! Guess my SMP here really did help
    8/10/2012-Tufts finally came in, submitted and complete! Now the waiting game begins (plus preparing for interviews)
    8/13/2012-UMDNJ-RWJMS Interview Invite!!!
    Saint Louis University Interview Invite!!!
    8/24/2012-Creighton University Interview Invite!!!
    8/28/2012-Drexel Interview Invite!!!
    9/6/2012-CWRU Interview Invite!!!
    9/7/2012-UMDNJ-NJMS Interview Invite!!! Now I've received all 3 state schools and my masters program school. Lets hope I can pull off an interview invite at my alma mater haha

    So now that I've been accepted to the multiple schools I wanted to go to, I will most likely be withdrawing all of my applications besides the following schools: Emory, NYU, UVA, Hopkins, Columbia, Harvard. I will be sending update letters/LOI to those schools in the coming months. So far though I can't complain, received 10 interview invitations this early in the cycle, and found out I was going to medical school on 10/3. Now I can really relax rest of the year.

    Total Cost: Primary: 1560
    Secondary: 3340
    Other: 340, Flight/Hotel:700
    MCAT: ~1500 (800 for classes, 200-300 for books, 400-500 for two exams)
    TOTAL: 7440

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Temple University
    University of Cincinnati
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Harvard University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago
    New York University
    Columbia University
    University of Vermont
    Tufts University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Johns Hopkins University
    Hofstra University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Tulane University
    University of Southern California
    Emory University
    University of Rochester
    Georgetown University
    University of Virginia
    Pennsylvania State University
    Mayo Medical School

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Saint Louis University
    Creighton University
    SUNY Downstate
    George Washington University
    Albany Medical College
    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview

    Case Western Reserve University


    Cooper School of Rowan University
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Drexel University
    Boston University

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