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  • calbear

  • Application cycles: 06/18/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 32, South Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/02/2014
  • Brief Profile: Applying to mainly MD and a few DO programs.

    Public health research for 2 years at undergrad
    Public health research for 1 year at grad school (2 abstracts, 1 poster presentation)
    Community Service: >500 hours
    Clinical Volunteering: >500 hours
    Global health care experience
    Interned full time at state department of health for 3 months
    Current Research Assistant at pediatric oncology lab

    4 strong LOR's from professors/ PI's from undergrad/grad school
    1 LOR from internal medicine physician
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/18/2013

    • Undergraduate college: UC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Master's Degree
    • Area of Study: Other
    • Degree Obtained: MPH
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    02/03/14: I sent update letters with my Fall 2013 grades to all the schools that haven't rejected me yet. Hoping that this will snag me one of those final interview spots. I'm getting really, really nervous.
    01/30/14: Can't believe it's already the end of January. I attended two interviews since my last update: Tulane and Albany Medical College. I've heard back from Tulane so far (Acceptance Range/ Waitlist) and I'm not taking the news too well. At this point of the cycle, I'm really worried I won't get into anywhere. I've decided to be more proactive and have been sending letters of interests to all schools that are receptive to them. I want to become a doctor and will do everything I can to maximize the likelihood that I'll get another interview invitation. This has been by far the most humbling, borderline de-moralizing, experience I have ever been through.
    11/25/13: Attended both my UCR and Touro interview recently. I absolutely fell in love with the UCR program. Everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic. There are only 50 spots that are going to be offered, with up to 25 being reserved for UCR undergrads. I really hope I can snag a spot. In comparison, Touro was a bit disappointing. Campus was not as new and the overall energy of the program was lacking.
    11/07/13: Got the small pooled email from Rosalind Franklin today. I was a little shocked since I haven't heard back from them for over 8 weeks. Thought it was going to be a silent rejection. Here's to hoping that I'll be receiving an II soon.
    10/30/13: Interview invite from TUCOM-CA. Scheduled it so it'll be back to back with my UCR interview. Excited.
    10/29/13: Interview invite from Albany Medical College. It's not until January though so I'm hoping for some more invites in the meantime.
    10/16/13: Interview invite from UC Riverside. I'm hoping for some more love from CA schools.
    09/20/13: Got my first rejection from UCSF (pre-secondary). This was expected, but still feel a little bummed.
    09/23/13: Yay! First interview invite from Tulane. I almost didn't apply to the school because of the steep secondary application fee. Thank goodness I did! The more I research about the school, the more excited I am.


    University of California, Los Angeles

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete

    Yale University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Temple University
    Tufts University
    Drexel University
    University of California, Davis
    Rush Medical College
    University of Toledo
    Saint Louis University
    Western University of Health Sciences
    University of Vermont
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Touro University - Harlem

    Application Complete, Rejected

    George Washington University
    Hofstra University
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Southern California
    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview

    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Tulane University


    Touro University - Mare Island

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