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  • Application cycles: 07/23/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 32, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 12/10/2015
  • Brief Profile: Engineering major
    BCMP GPA: 4.0
    Cum GPA: 3.99
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/23/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Public university
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.99
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Academic Scholarships:
    Presidential Scholarship: full tuition
    National Merit Scholarship
    College of Engineering Scholarship
    Chemical Engineering Scholarship
    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Scholarship

    AMCAS verification complete: late August (wish I had applied earlier, but a very demanding, very long hours summer internship prevented earlier submission.)
    Committee Interview: Sept 4 ~ Committee Interview went very well. Committee said my app & LORs are strong.
    Committee Letter sent to AMCAS: about 3rd week in Sept.

    Took the MCAT at the end of April 2012. No prep class, no studying for it. Did take one practice test at 10 pm the night before. My MCAT date was the weekend before final exams, so the weeks before were spent finishing engineering projects that were due that Friday (the day before the MCAT exam). I really wanted to take it at another time, but there were several conflicts that wouldn't allow a different testing date.

    ECs were ok, nothing spectacular
    University-paid tutor for Bio, Chem, Calculus, & Spanish (2009 - present)
    REU's two summers Bio-med E
    Shadowed a Gerontologist, General surgeon, Orthopedic surgeon, and FP.
    Two South American trips with physicians to help provide healthcare at a free clinic.
    Shadowed a Spanish translator at local hospital. Although I'm fluent in Spanish, this helped with my Medical Spanish. The translator was a doctor from another country who is awaiting US licensing.
    TA for Chemical Engineering Separation Processes course.

    First applied to about 6 SOMs...all US MD
    Rec'd supplemental requests from all
    Completed supplementals for:
    The University of Alabama (aka UAB)
    University of South Alabama (aka South)
    St Louis University

    In late September, I rec'd interview requests for UAB and SLU.
    In Dec, I rec'd an interview request for USA
    In Dec, I rec'd an interview request from Creighton, declined.

    Interviews Completed:
    UAB: (aka Alabama) October - went very well. Accepted Attending
    SLU: October - went very well. Happy to be accepted
    USA (aka South) - went very well. Happy to be accepted.

    SLU: January 2013 (Yay!!!! :)
    University of Alabama: February 2013 (Yay!!!) :)
    University of South Alabama: January 2013 (Yay!!! :)

    Application Complete

    Emory University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Case Western Reserve University

    Invited for Interview

    Creighton University


    Saint Louis University
    University of South Alabama
    University of Alabama

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