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  • imcanadaian

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 32, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 12/18/2013
  • Brief Profile: Graduated 2009 from Cal with a BA in Biochemistry/Psychology

    Applied for the 2010 cycle. Applied a bit late (AMCAS in July), had one interview at OSU - deferred decision then rejected.

    Been working at Kaplan Test Prep for a year, then Synarc, Inc for the past two and a half years doing clinical drug development and imaging analysis for Alzheimer\\\'s Disease

    College:

    1 year research in Cognitive Neuroscience/Aging @ UCSF
    1 year research in Alzheimer\'s Disease and PET imaging @ UC Berkeley
    1 summer internship @ Bayer Healthcare - protein purification
    Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - 4yr member/2yr leader - community volunteering, student leadership
    Peer Health Exchange - 1 yr teaching health to high school students in underserved schools
    1 yr Chemistry tutor in the dorms

    Post-College:

    1 yr Kaplan MCAT instructor
    1 yr Intervarsity Christian Fellowship intern staff member
    2.5+ years employed at Synarc Inc - Alzheimer\'s Disease clinical drug development, quantitative MRI analysis, clinical research associate
    200 hrs hospital ED volunteer @ Alta Bates Medical Center
    150+ hrs shadowing UCSF physician
    2010-present Convergence Covenant Church volunteer (12hrs/wk, church service, community outreach, community resource volunteering in West Oakland)
    Independent teaching project presenting introduction to neuro and medical imaging to local hs students
    Auditing pre-clinical anatomy/radiology course with 1st yr UCSF-JMP students
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    SR = Secondary Received
    SC = Secondary Completed
    II = Interview Invite
    IA = Interview Attended

    I\'ll take some time and update my interview impressions here...I realize that in the little box under each school it\'s too difficult to go in depth.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Temple University
    University of Michigan
    New York University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wake Forest University
    Michigan State University
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Drexel University
    Tufts University
    Loyola University Chicago
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Pennsylvania State University
    New York Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    University of California, Davis
    University of Pittsburgh
    Boston University
    Cornell University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    George Washington University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of California, San Diego
    Stanford University
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    University of Rochester

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Ohio State University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, Irvine

    Accepted

    University of Illinois
    SUNY Stony Brook
    SUNY Downstate

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