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  • Application cycles: 2012
  • Demographics: Female, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/21/2013
  • Brief Profile: Double Major: Biology and a humanities
    AMCAS verified 7/17, committee packet submitted 8/15.
    Secondaries submitted between July - early September.

    I have definitely realized that I applied too top heavy and to too few schools, especially since I'm an unimpressive CA resident with weak ECs. If I have to reapply next year, I will definitely do things differently :)
    I tried to apply early, but alas my committee didn't send my letter packet out until mid-August.

    ECs - so basically I'm an average (or slightly below) cookie-cutter applicant in this regard...
    Leader for a summer, 4-day pre-orientation program (3 different years)
    Two semesters volunteering at a medical center (4-5 hours/week)
    Two semesters of research at my home university
    6-7 weeks of summer research abroad (bench research)
    Some shadowing (~15 hours)
    Senior honors thesis (won a department award for "best thesis")

    Gap year activities:
    Volunteering at a local hospital (4 hours/week)
    Tutoring elementary school kids in reading (2 hours/week)
    Teaching myself some stuff and relaxing (except for the whole application anxiety part...) I'm hoping to do some traveling once this cycle is settled.

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2012

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.74
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Harvard University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Boston University
    Stanford University
    Wake Forest University
    Emory University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco
    Northwestern University
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College
    Saint Louis University
    Loma Linda University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Washington University in St. Louis

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