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:
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 Emory Case Creighton
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.
Acceptances: SLU: January 2013 (Yay!!!! :) University of Alabama: February 2013 (Yay!!!) :) University of South Alabama: January 2013 (Yay!!! :)