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  • lithe

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 06/27/2015
  • Brief Profile: Never volunteered, never researched, never shadowed. Might have made a difference if I had? Did spend 5 years serving in the military, med side of the house. Made me want to be a doc.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2013

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.70
    • Science GPA: 3.69

    Summary of Application Experience

    Got engaged in the middle of the admissions cycle, which kind of changed the game plan for me since my fiance's employment opportunities suddenly became a deciding factor. Fortunately(?) I was rejected from almost all my reach schools, so it wasn't the agonizing decision I thought it would be when we had to pinpoint a geographic region. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex ended up being a great fit for us, and I couldn't be happier going to UTSW. Best feedback I can give to applicants is to apply to a diverse range of schools. I was ignored by a safety school, courted by a reach school, and both aced and bombed interviews at schools where my MCAT was ~median. If I could do it all over again, I probably would have applied to a few more realistic schools and left HMS and UPenn off the list. Best of luck to all those reading this!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Harvard University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Saint Louis University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Uniformed Services University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Johns Hopkins University


    University of Texas, Southwestern
    University of Texas, Houston

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