Academics: -2.60 GPA, courses taken in high school -3.92 GPA, undergrad -Ungraded master's during application year
ECs: -Leadership ECs: Very Strong -Athletics: Very Strong -Research: 3 months (first lab), 2 years (second lab) -Shadowing: Absolutely zero -Clinical Volunteering: Zero since high school, very little in high school
Canadian citizen, not a permanent resident of the US Applied to: 1 CDN (in-province), 5 CDN (out-of-province), 20 USA (international)
Places I screwed myself over, where I wish I'd known more about the application process before hand:
1. Every course you take, ever, counts. Therefore you can graduate summa cum laude from your undergrad, yet have a GPA below 3.8. I took a lot of upper-div math courses in high school, not thinking they'd affect my future. They dropped my AMCAS GPA by about 0.15 points!
2. You'll hear from everyone to submit your primary/secondaries ridiculously early. If you're only going to listen to one piece of advice, listen to this one.