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  • Benzonase

  • Application cycles: 06/04/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 04/15/2013
  • Brief Profile: Under construction still...but briefly

    I got my start at community college then transferred to one of the top 3 UCs

    ccGPA 4.0
    UC GPA 3.97

    3.5 years of volunteering in a hospital setting
    part time job all the way through cc (~16hrs/week)
    TA for upper division biology class for one quarter
    100hrs of clinical research
    Grew up playing an instrument
    Plenty of scholastic awards (honor rolls/deans lists/department awards/etc)
    Leadership positions in my fraternity, and a local ACS fundraiser
    Phi Beta Kappa inductee before graduation

    Going on 3 years full time translational oncology research. Unfortunately getting 2 pubs out right before I leave the lab and go off to school. Im pretty sure if I had at least one publication out and accepted before I submitted my primary in June my cycle would have gone a lot differently.

    Previously applied in 2009-2010 cycle
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/04/2012

    • Undergraduate college: UC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 130, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.99
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience


    Definitely, definitely, definitely take the time to have your personal statement professionally reviewed. Really helped me hone my messaging.

    White tower elitists do look down on you for starting at community college. Its an unfortunate reality. Definitely how my PI (former admissions officer to a top school) made me feel. Just have to work harder and prove yourself.



    Loma Linda University
    University of South Florida

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Washington

    Application Complete

    Jefferson Medical College
    Oregon Health & Science University
    University of Miami
    University of Michigan

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    George Washington University
    Emory University
    Dartmouth College
    Cornell University
    Mayo Medical School
    Rush Medical College
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Oakland University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    Tufts University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Northwestern University
    Stanford University
    University of Southern California
    University of California, San Diego

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of California, Davis

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Rosalind Franklin University

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