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  • craftyconqueror

  • Application cycles: 05/15/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 46, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 02/17/2013
  • Brief Profile: Non-trad (36 y/o) who has always planned to go to med school and is finally ready to take the plunge.
    Married 12 years. Three kids - will all be in elementary/middle school by the time I matriculate.
    TX resident. Would love to stay in my area due to spouse's job, kids' schools, house, support of friends. Applying in other areas too - mostly where we have family (none live here). Will go where the acceptance is!

    Career: Former high school teacher. Have since stayed in the field with tutoring, part-time instructing, etc.

    Education: Pre-reqs all finished by college graduation in late 90's. Took a few post-bacc courses (4.0) to prove to the schools that I can still hang.

    MCAT: Audited a few science classes that I had already taken 15 years ago. Also took a Kaplan course.
    32M: 11p/11v/10b

    Volunteer: Clinical off and on since college. Community continuously for about the last 10 years.

    Shadowing: Less than 20 hours, but put more in planned section. Would like to get more but have not had much luck despite many phone calls.

    Research: Couple of semesters in college. Nothing big. Back then, it wasn't common practice for an undergrad as it is today.

    Leadership: Board positions in community organizations. Big fat nothing on TMDSAS College Leadership section as all leadership positions have been since graduation.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/15/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Florida state school
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.65
    • Science GPA: 3.46

    Summary of Application Experience

    As of 2/16/13, my season is over! I had such a great experience talking with my future class, the current med students, and some people in the city of my TX acceptance that I decided to withdraw from all my waitlists. I really feel my choice is the best fit for my family as a whole.

    I enjoyed each school at which I interviewed, and I know I would have been happy and well-educated at all. It's unfortunate that we only get to pick one. :) Especially in TX, decision-making is rough with ranking schools when you have no idea what they thought of you, but in the end, it's nice to think about that all early and be done.

    TMDSAS submitted 5/16/12. GPA: 3.65c, 3.46s
    Transmitted to schools 5/21/12.
    Last transcript received 5/25/12.
    Last LOR received last week of June.

    AMCAS submitted 6/8/12. GPA: 3.63c, 3.44s
    Verified 6/21/12.
    Last LOR received 8/2/12. (One of the science letters, so I was not complete at most schools until this point, despite finishing secondaries as early as the end of June. This LOR was assigned to 17 schools. Make sure you stay on top of your letter writers!)

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete

    Baylor College
    University of Vermont
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Temple University
    Wake Forest University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Ohio State University
    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Texas, Galveston
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    University of Texas, Houston
    University of Colorado
    University of Central Florida
    Georgetown University
    University of Rochester
    Creighton University
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Wisconsin
    Saint Louis University
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    George Washington University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Texas Tech University, El Paso
    Texas A & M University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Texas, Southwestern
    University of Cincinnati
    Case Western Reserve University

    Accepted

    Texas Tech University

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