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  • happycactus

  • Application cycles: 07/15/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 32, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 09/04/2015
  • Brief Profile: Cookie-cutter applicant with arguably the easiest majors at my school (bio and psych) and a couple unique experiences.
    ~3 years volunteering in Emergency Department of VA Hospital
    ~3+ years of research in school lab, 1 pub (not first author), several abstracts
    ~3 years in leadership position of 2 unique student orgs
    ~2+ years as TA for various bio classes
    1 summer in Japan for research project
    1 summer research internship at UCSF
    ~20 hrs shadowing

    I had a very very good recommendation letter from my PI from my main lab, and pretty good letters from org faculty advisor, a couple science profs I TA'ed for, a philosophy prof, and my PI from summer.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/15/2013

    • Undergraduate college: UC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.97
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Med school admissions are a total crapshoot, but I've been extremely lucky this cycle. I really have no idea how the heck schools choose who to interview, accept/waitlist, or offer scholarships to, since everything has been so random for me.

    Application Complete

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Southern California
    Stanford University
    Cornell University
    Tufts University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of California, San Diego
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University
    Northwestern University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Columbia University
    Harvard University
    University of California, Davis

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of Chicago
    University of Michigan
    University of Pittsburgh
    New York University


    University of California, San Francisco
    Yale University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of California, Irvine
    Vanderbilt University

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