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  • Application cycles: 06/14/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 02/23/2013

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/14/2012

  • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 129  
  • Overall GPA: 3.65
  • Science GPA: 3.60

Summary of Application Experience

Bioengineering major, graduated may 2012, submitted primary in june 2012, complete at most schools mid-august..

My app: I think my only strength was my MCAT score, everything else about my app is just blah. My ECs, although very meaningful to me, were pretty typical for pre-meds (research, volunteering, club leadership, etc.). I only had 40 hours of shadowing and had only started my clinical volunteering a few months before applying. But my only regret about this cycle was being slow on getting my last LOR completed; it delayed my completion at most schools until mid-August.

My schools: Being a nervous Californian, I applied to ~30 schools even though everyone told me to apply to less. Midway through the application process, I can say I am very happy with the number and range of schools I applied to. The process really is such a crapshoot. For instance, I was fortunate to receive relatively early interviews and acceptances to NYMC and SLU, but haven't heard from other schools such as Rush, SUNY Downstate, and Temple (edit: got II's to SUNY and Temple, although kinda late in the game). Likewise, I interviewed at WashU but no II's from ANY UC's. So overall, I am happy that I applied to a good number of "safety," mid-range, and reach schools.

Updated 1.8.12.

Applied, Rejected

Vanderbilt University

Application Complete

Baylor College
Dartmouth College
Emory University
Loyola University Chicago
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York University
Pennsylvania State University
Rush Medical College
Tufts University
UMDNJ - New Jersey
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego

Application Complete, Rejected

Boston University
George Washington University
Northwestern University
University of California, San Francisco
University of Pittsburgh

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Temple University
SUNY Downstate

Attended Interview

Washington University in St. Louis

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Georgetown University


New York Medical College
Saint Louis University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Southern California

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