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  • therealfinale

  • Application cycles: 06/30/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 28, South Asian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 05/15/2014

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/30/2013

  • Undergraduate college: Somewhere in IL
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 129, CARS 130  
  • Overall GPA: 3.90
  • Science GPA: 3.85

Summary of Application Experience

Hoping AMCAS will be verified in 7-10 days (today is 08/08)...oh well, gives a bit of time to write good essays for secondaries
Hoping to submit all secondaries in August (haha, that didn't happen...).

Verification date: mid-august

A bit about me: speak many languages (it's my hobby), research since freshman year (contributed to poster presented at national conference, secondary author publication pending this semester/year), studied abroad several summers, volunteered abroad, volunteering at a skilled nursing facility and children's nursery, on exec board of a few organizations...love to play basketball, run, and exercise...love to read articles and books...love talking to people and learn new things/give advice

UPDATE (09/04): School's started, still working on secondaries. I should be completely finished within a week or so. Still have about 8 left :/. Decided not to complete secondary for RFU because I can't see myself going there.

UPDATE (09/11): Submitted Texas A&M secondary few days ago, waiting for them to update me to complete. Also submitted Northwestern secondary. Will finish/submit Emory secondary today, then move onto Iowa's and the atrocious UCSD secondary (6000 character autobiography). Last one will be Loyola's, if I decide to do it. Still waiting on UNC to send me their secondary (essays pre-written). Maybe I'll call?

UPDATE (09/24): All apps submitted except for Loyola's. Will probably finish that by tomorrow. Darn unique essays...

UPDATE (09/25): Finally DONE! Submitted Loyola's app, just waiting to be marked complete at Iowa. Nice, LOR request at Mayo.

UPDATE (10/22): Had interview at SLU today. School and interview impressions at UTSW, UTMB, and SLU have been posted. Also corrected my GPA..forgot AMCAS had it slightly higher than what it really is, haha.

UPDATE (10/31): Silence from 17/23 schools. Hopefully November will be a bit better than October, haha. Wish I had applied in June/July so I could have saved myself the trouble of waiting so much.

UPDATE (04/02/14): Going to either UTMB or UTSW if I get in off the waitlist there (should hear back by mid-May). This whole process has been very strange, as I received 2 interviews from TX (no connections) state schools and just 1 from IL (resident), which was UIC (was expecting Rush and/or Loyola), and serves to prove the unpredictable nature of admissions. Will update again when I have a final decision.

Cost Breakdown:

MCAT-$240 (due to $30 Amazon gift card)
AAMC exams-$245
AMCAS (19 total schools) and TMDSAS-$790+$135=$925
Secondaries-$1609
Suit/Dress shoes/3 dress shirts on sale with discounts at Macy's-$401

Travel fees:
used airline miles for TX trip-$7.50
dad's tickets to TX (ORD-HOU, HOU-DFW, DFW-ORD)-$475
hotel in Galveston-$63
hotel in Dallas-$99
rented cars in TX-$102
food in TX-$150 (don't ask...)
rented car to St Louis (dad came down and didn't want to use family car)-$70
food in St Louis-$22

OVERALL-

If you guys have any questions, feel free to PM me.

Applied

Rosalind Franklin University

Application Complete, Rejected

Harvard University
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin
University of Chicago
Baylor College
University of Michigan
Wake Forest University
Rush Medical College
Northwestern University
Emory University
University of North Carolina
University of California, San Diego
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University Chicago
University of Iowa
Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
University of Texas, Houston
Texas A & M University
Mayo Medical School

Attended Interview

University of Texas, Southwestern

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Saint Louis University

Accepted

University of Illinois
University of Texas, Galveston

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