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  • Application cycles: 08/05/2011
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Hispanic
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 05/25/2012
  • Brief Profile: My name is Danilo, and I am currently a senior at Hunter College. I am also in the Macaulay Honors College, which is an honors college in the CUNY system. I double majored in biochemistry and history. I volunteered in two different hospitals, Lenox Hill Hospital in the upper east side and St.Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in Harlem. I also shadowed doctors at St.Lukes-Roosevelt and in private clinics in the Bronx. I\'ve also been involved in research at Hunter College. Some of my extracurriculars include being on the Cross Country and Track/Field teams, being a peer mentor in the honors college, being a part-time writer for the school newspaper and reviewer for a school academic journal, and being a teaching assistant for biochemistry.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 08/05/2011

    • Undergraduate college: Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 127, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.96
    • Science GPA: 3.93

    Summary of Application Experience

    I began the spring semester of my junior year fully committed to applying for medical school. I had originally planned to begin studying for the MCAT in January, but I was studying abroad in Ghana, so I could not get much studying done. Once I got back to NYC, I decided to take a Kaplan course to prepare. My class didn\'t start until March, and I spent most of February getting my recommendations ready for my committee letter. I wanted to take the MCAT in late May, but classes got in the way so I was not fully prepared by May. I still decided to sit for the test and see what it was like, but I couldn\'t take it because of an error in my name when I registered for the test. I was slightly relieved, and was able to use my free time in June to better prepare. I took the test on June 16. While I was worrying about the MCAT, I was also worried about finding something to do for the summer. I had applied to a bunch of summer programs, but did not get accepted into any until late May, when I heard back from a program at Einstein College of Medicine. After the MCAT, I worked on my AMCAS application while working at Einstein. I received my scores in late July, and finally submitted my application in early August. I applied to 31 schools. It took six weeks for my application to be verified, and I submitted my first secondaries in late September. I ended up submitting only 22 secondaries out of the 31 schools I applied to. The first school I heard back from was Hofstra, but my interview was not until January. The second school to contact me was Downstate for an interview in late November. I then heard from Einstein, New York Medical College, Yale, UMich, Columbia, UPenn, Harvard, and then Temple. By late December I was accepted into Downstate. I kept receiving interview invites until February. I had received 20 interview invites, and decided only to go to 8. I went to interviews at Downstate, Einstein, UPenn, Columbia, Yale, UMich, Harvard, and Temple. I was waitlisted at Einstein, and accepted to UMich and Temple. In March, I was accepted to Yale, rejected from Harvard and UPenn, and waitlisted at Columbia. I eventually got off the waitlist at Columbia but decided to attend Yale.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Drexel University
    Georgetown University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Boston University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College
    Hofstra University
    Meharry Medical College
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    New York Medical College
    Ohio State University
    Pennsylvania State University
    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Stony Brook
    SUNY Upstate
    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Columbia University


    SUNY Downstate
    Temple University
    University of Michigan
    Yale University

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