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  • Dragon13

  • Application cycles: 06/11/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: Wisconsin
  • Last Active: 05/26/2015
  • Brief Profile: I found this site helpful, so i figured I'd throw together a quick profile to help others

    Bio Major, Environmental Studies Minor, Honors in the Liberal Arts

    Activities:
    1)Awards: national merit scholar, all-state scholar, incoming scholarship from the university, general scholarship from the university as a junior, undergraduate research scholar award, dean's list all 6 semesters, phi beta kappa
    2)Student rep on a board of directors for a bio course
    3)Psych vision research, 1 year, will have 1 or 2 publications by the end of my time in the lab, was awarded an undergraduate research scholar award for my hard work thus far
    4)Student rep for the honors program
    5 and 6)Hospital volunteering. Most recent "job" has a ton of direct patient interaction and is one of my most meaningful experiences
    7)Volunteer tutor for a bio class
    8)Member of a student org that teaches science using inquiry based methods to elementary school kids in local area schools
    9)Waited tables at a restaurant the past 2 summers
    10)Lifeguarded/taught swim lessons the past 5 summers and some during the high school academic year
    11)AED
    12)Physician shadowing (ortho, FP, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, ENT), about 50 hours total
    13)Habitat for humanity spring break trip
    14)Member of a nationally recognized men's a cappella group, also arrange songs for the group and was publicity manager for a year
    15)Hobbies: music and sports. I also play piano and guitar with my singing, and for sports I play basketball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, frisbee golf, golf, tennis, racquetball, and soccer, and I run, bike, swim, and lift weights as well.

    Letters (6):
    Bio Professor
    Ochem Professor
    Honors Music Theory Professor
    Ortho Surgeon
    Hospital Volunteer coordinator
    Research Mentor

    Pretty darn typical applicant, middle class from a small, rural, historically underserved area.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/11/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Big Ten
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.98
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    -Timeline-
    Primary Submitted: 06/14
    Wash U Secondary Received: 06/29
    Dartmouth Secondary Received: 07/01
    Pritzker Secondary Received: 07/01
    Primary Verified: 07/11
    Penn Secondary Received: 07/12
    Wisconsin Secondary Received: 07/12
    Mayo Fee Request Received: 07/12
    Mayo Fee Paid: 07/12
    Stanford Secondary Received: 07/13
    Michigan Secondary Received: 07/15
    Wash U Secondary Submitted: 07/17
    Wash U Fee Paid: 07/17
    Wash U Dean's Certification sent: 07/17
    Pritzker Secondary Submitted: 07/21
    Michigan Secondary Submitted: 07/21
    Dartmouth Secondary Submitted: 07/21
    Penn Secondary Submitted: 07/21
    Stanford Secondary Submitted: 07/21
    Penn Complete: 07/21
    Dartmouth Complete 07/21
    Stanford Complete: 07/22
    Michigan Complete: 07/22
    Pritzker Complete: 07/22
    Minnesota Secondary Received: 07/22
    Vanderbilt Secondary Received: 07/22
    Wash U Complete: 07/23
    Mayo LOR Request: 07/24
    Vermont Secondary Received: 07/24
    Iowa Secondary Received: 07/24
    Vermont Secondary Submitted: 07/25
    Mayo Complete: 07/29
    Iowa Secondary Submitted: 08/01
    Iowa Complete: 08/07
    Northwestern Secondary Received: 08/07
    Vermont Complete: 08/09
    UNC Secondary Received: 08/13
    Vermont Small-Pooled: 08/13
    Vanderbilt Secondary Submitted: 08/15
    Vanderbilt Secondary Complete: 08/15
    Wisconsin Secondary Submitted: 08/18
    Pritzker Interview Invite: 08/19
    Vermont Interview Invite: 08/20
    UCSF Rejection (Pre-Secondary): 08/26
    Vanderbilt Interview Invite: 09/05
    Wisconsin Secondary Complete: 09/06
    Mayo Rejection: 09/08
    Minnesota Secondary Submitted: 09/08
    Minnesota Secondary Complete: 09/12
    Wisconsin Interview Invite: 09/18
    Decision to withdraw from Northwestern and UNC: 09/21
    Attended Wisconsin Interview: 09/27
    Minnesota Interview Invite: 10/02
    Attended Vanderbilt Interview: 10/04
    Attended Vermont Interview: 10/08
    Attended Chicago Interview: 10/15
    Vermont Acceptance: 10/22
    Attended Minnesota Interview: 10/28
    Wisconsin Acceptance: 10/28
    Vanderbilt Acceptance: 11/15
    Iowa Interview Invite: 11/18
    Pritzker Waitlist: 11/?
    Iowa Interview Declined: 12/16
    Minnesota Acceptance: 12/30
    Dartmouth Rejection: 1/3
    Michigan Rejection: 1/20
    Penn Rejection: 1/29
    Stanford/Wash U/Pritzker Rejections: Implied

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Applied, Withdrew

    Northwestern University
    University of North Carolina

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Stanford University
    Dartmouth College
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Michigan
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Mayo Medical School

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Iowa

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Chicago

    Accepted

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Vermont
    Vanderbilt University
    University of Wisconsin

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