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  • blandone

  • Application cycles: 07/17/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 42, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 06/12/2013
  • Brief Profile: I'm a nontraditional applicant. I completed my premed last few requirements through a continuing education program, after completing my BA. I took the MCAT in 2006 and then started a PhD program in social science and public health. By the time I applied my MCATs were 6 years old. Dozens of schools refused to accept my old scores. The directors of admissions at ten schools generously allowed me to apply using these scores. All of them turned out to be extremely competitive schools, so I didn't have any "safety" schools.

    ** Lots of social science and public health research experience and a few co-authored publications.
    ** Several years of global health experience in South Africa and Morocco.
    ** Tens years of experience working as a caregiver/educator for cognitively disabled children and young adults.
    ** Typical clinical experiences (shadowing/volunteering) during my undergraduate years.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/17/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Michigan
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    I wish I had submitted the AMCAS and secondaries sooner. But I ended up with some great options and will be matriculating at my top-choice school in August, so it all worked out in the end

    It's a long, confusing, and exhausting process. My only advice is to be proactive and polite, know what you want, and be patient.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Yale University
    University of Michigan
    Dartmouth College
    Cornell University
    Duke University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pennsylvania


    Columbia University
    Stanford University

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