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  • JFK90787

  • Application cycles: 07/30/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 33, Caucasian
  • Home state: Massachusetts
  • Last Active: 07/08/2014
  • Brief Profile: I have been extremely grateful for all the help I have gotten from others\' mdapps over the past few years. Hopefully this profile will similarly help people going through this process in the future.

    ABOUT ME:
    Graduated in 2009 from a small, unranked undergrad school.

    Submitted AMCAS later than I wanted for circumstances beyond my control. Hopefully it won\'t hurt my chances TOO much.

    Major AMCAS activities:
    ED volunteering (400 hours)
    Volunteering for underserved clinic
    Physician shadowing (100 hours)
    2 years work as research assistant
    2 publications in 10+ impact factor journals, boatload of poster abstracts
    Grocery store work throughout all of college (summers + academic year)

    First-generation American, first in family to attend college, etc.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/30/2012

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.68
    • Science GPA: 3.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    Update January 2013: App cycle has been slow to this point, and looks like my interviews will be ending next week with my Case interview. I will say that I have been disappointed to get so few interviews, and probably would've had more luck if I had applied to MSTPs instead of just MD. I called one school's admissions office where I was rejected, and the lady on the other end kindly looked over my file for 5 minutes and critiqued it... she said the glaring hole in my application was a lack of service-oriented extracurriculars.

    2/2/2013: This thread on SDN really made me rage that I didn't apply disadvantaged http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=979634. I don't know how much it would've helped, but it definitely would've given me some extra space to discuss my family, my background, and why I didn't really go to a reputable college. Oh well, live and learn.

    5/18/2013: Still on Case waitlist. I sent a LOI on 5/3, and I am 99% sure they already re-reviewed my file. Basically means they are not interested in me.

    I need to reapp... worst year ever. I will be making a new mdapps in a few months. This profile is not really anonymous at this point.

    Applied

    University of Vermont

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Columbia University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of Rochester
    Tufts University
    New York University
    Albany Medical College
    Dartmouth College
    Georgetown University
    Boston University
    Brown University
    Temple University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Harvard University
    Cornell University
    Yale University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Johns Hopkins University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    New York Medical College
    Pennsylvania State University
    George Washington University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Massachusetts

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

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