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  • ilikevegetables

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 35, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 11/17/2015
  • Brief Profile: M3 update (Fall 2015): Whew, it's been a hell of a ride so far. I'm really happy with my choice of UIC - it's not perfect, but no school is, and it was absolutely the right choice for me. I made it through M1, M2, Step 1 (very happy with my score) and almost half of my rotations. It happens really fast, so be prepared, work hard but ***keep doing the things you like*** and enjoy! It's a ridiculous privilege to be here. Good luck to everyone applying!


    In a nutshell, my application was strong on clinical experiences and slightly nontraditional, with a middling MCAT. I came from a social sciences background and took classes (no formal post-bacc program) while working after college. Myers Briggs INFJ.

    Thanks to paul411 for the general formatting. His link to how to get the code for the formatting is no longer working, but please feel free to PM me if you'd like me to give you the code to format your MDApps like this (alternatively just pull the source code and adapt it).

    Click here to open all sections. Ideally it should also work to click on titles one by one, but this may not be compatible with all browsers (I believe Internet Explorer and Firefox both have some problems there, but should work on Chrome or Safari).
    The MCAT Beast
    State Residency
    Personal Statement Tips
    The Activities Section
    What Schools to Apply to?
    Cost, and How to Manage it
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Top 5
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: Took most of my pre-med classes at a state school after graduation. Not a formal post-bacc program.
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.82
    • Science GPA: 3.86

    Summary of Application Experience

    Note: I put the timeline of my application in for each school; click on it to see.

    Best of luck, everyone applying! Feel free to PM me on SDN if you have questions about my application cycle or tips for yours, especially if you have a similar application. I hope this has been helpful!

    Early Days: AMCAS through Secondaries
    The Long Haul: Between Secondaries and Interviews
    Interviews, Before and During
    Their Decisions, My Decisions

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