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  • user19222

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2012
  • Demographics: Female, 31, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 11/19/2013
  • Brief Profile: *Note: Almost all apps were to MD/PhD programs.*

    Pre-undergrad.: rural upbringing, first generation college student

    Undergrad.: graduated cum laude w/ a dual degree (BA and BS) at a state school

    Activities:
    3.5 years research in basic biology
    4 fellowships amounting to $15K, 9 national and local poster pres., 3 seminar talks, no pubs
    200+ hrs volunteering at a hospital
    Numerous community service, fundraising projects
    Greek Life with leadership positions
    UTAing
    Physician Shadowing

    Post-undergrad.: gap year as a research tech.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2012

    • Undergraduate college: State School
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.38
    • Science GPA: 3.15

    Summary of Application Experience

    Set on MD/PhD. Due to below average stats, applied early and broadly. UIC (top realistic choice) was my first MD/PhD interview, loved it, accepted one week later, withdrew everywhere else, had a fantastic Xmas break.

    Advice: Make sure your application paints a clear, concise story of who you are and what you want to do. Don't resist being passionate about what you want. Be realistic about your goals. Sift through the SDN BS to find informational gems (i.e. interview feedback). Be overly prepared for interviews.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Brown University
    Tulane University
    Boston University
    Indiana University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Alabama

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College
    Drexel University
    New York Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Cincinnati
    Dartmouth College
    Georgetown University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rush Medical College
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Temple University
    University of Toledo
    Tufts University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Northwestern University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Loyola University Chicago
    Michigan State University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    The Commonwealth Medical College

    Accepted

    University of Illinois

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