I just wanted to toss my stats in the ring for others. I was discouraged when I saw few people on here willing to post low stats and getting acceptances.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 08/14/2012
Undergraduate college: Portland State University
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 511
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.43
Science GPA: 3.23
Summary of Application Experience
First I wanted to clarify a few things that helped to justify my stats. Admittedly I'm a veteran with a lot of personal combat experiences, so that definitely helped to set me apart from the defciencies in my app. My GPA was at a 3.77 until something personal happened my Jr. year which was large and legitimate. Still, I feel that once you get those invites stats mean very little.
Applied late to 15 schools. 3 invites.
Cooper isn't showing up on MD apps. Went from the WL, to priority WL then a personal email asking me if I would accept over OHSU. I withdrew at this point.
Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew
Uniformed Services University
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: Yes
Interview Attended: Yes
Summary of Experience:
I was interviewing for a WL spot. Ended up top 1/3 for Navy--withdrew. Decided I didn't want to do any more military. Though I should mention that I've been around military med, and it's a pretty good gig. They work hard, but it's not the same military atmosphere people imagine.