Stellar extracurriculars- lots of leadership, volunteering, 2 years of medical experience, 2 years research (poster presentation + research grant) etc. Will update further after application season
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 08/19/2013
Undergraduate college: The University of Cacti
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 500
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.53
Science GPA: 3.48
Summary of Application Experience
Campbell University: Applied 10/09/2013, II 12/04/2013, Interview 01/13/2014, Accepted 01/15/2014! Great school! A newer school that will surely make a great name for itself. Would have attended had it not been for my OU-HCOM acceptance.
Stressful application season but I am very happy with the results. I will be attending my top choice medical school. Never in a million years would I have thought this would have been possible when I was applying. My advice is to apply when you are ready and when you are confident with your application. Do not submit any earlier. If needed take a couple years off after undergrad to explore life and grow as a person. I took two years off in between and I'm so grateful that I did. I learned more about myself in this two years than I did during all five years of undergrad (so I took an extra year to graduate get off my back :)). Apply only when you have the grades, a decent MCAT score, and experience. Another thing that I learned from this application season is that applying to medical school does not revolve around your MCAT score. I took the MCAT multiple times with my highest score being a 25 and I ended up getting into one of the best osteopathic schools (arguable the best) in the country. It truly is about the overall picture.
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor ;)
Summary of Experience:
Did not enjoy my experience at LECOM. Too many rules with absolute no support from the administration. The only upside of LECOM is their tuition, but I would have never attended unless it was my only option.
Summary of Experience:
Top choice from the very beginning. Feeling very grateful that I have been accepted to such an amazing university.
Such a great experience interviewing at OU. Administration was extremely supportive as well as the medical students. I can't believe I'm getting the opportunity to join once of the best (if not the best ;)) osteopathic medical schools in the country. Here is a summary of some of the reasons why I chose OU: 1) supportive administration and faculty who will bend over backwards to make sure their students succeed, 2) outstanding rotations through the CORE, 3) curriculum, 4) history of top notch board scores and residency placement, 5) affiliation with a research oriented undergraduate, 6) facilities, 7) location (I loved the culture and close knit community of Athen's), 8) cost of tuition ($31,000 for instate... yes please), 9) no dress code, and 10) happy students who truly love where they go to school. I was heartbroken when I was waitlisted at KCUMB, but I guess fate had a better opportunity in store for me :) Withdrew from KCUMB the day after being accepted to OU-HCOM. Can't wait to start in July!