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  • DrPanacea

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 32, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 08/02/2013
  • Brief Profile: LizzyM ~66. Non-URM (ORM) applicant. Demographics have been slightly altered for anonymity.

    Graduate GPA: 4.00
    Graduate BCPM: 4.00

    TMDSAS submitted ~5/21/2012

    Somewhat non-trad applicant - applied early and broadly to try to compensate for my lackluster stats.

    Self-assessment of strengths of my application - above average leadership and ECs, well-crafted essays, grad school performance, LORs, interview skills, life experiences, maturity.

    Self-assessment of weaknesses - Low undergrad GPA (but showed upward trend at a difficult private school and major), multiple MCAT retakes (thanks to verbal), somewhat low amount of shadowing hours.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Institution: Top 20
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: Masters
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.30
    • Science GPA: 3.20

    Summary of Application Experience

    The application process was very unpredictable for me with almost no rhyme or reason. I went into it with low expectations but as the months passed I was very pleased and surprised with my successes. I will be matriculating at my dream school in the coming fall! Extremely thankful and blessed! :D

    Contact me if you have any questions (esp non-trads or those who are trying to overcome lackluster stats).

    Bottom line: Be persistent, always keep fighting, and never give up.

    Applied, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Baylor College
    Boston University
    Georgetown University
    Hofstra University
    Mayo Medical School
    Rush Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    Texas A & M University
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    University of Illinois
    University of Texas, Galveston
    University of Texas, Houston
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Vermont

    Invited for Interview

    New York Medical College
    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Wayne State University
    Wake Forest University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Texas, Southwestern

    Accepted

    Texas Tech University, El Paso
    Pennsylvania State University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Texas Tech University

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