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  • Application cycles: 2013
  • Demographics: Female, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 07/24/2014
  • Brief Profile: THE THEME OF MY APP YEAR: let's do this! ;)

    EDITEDIT: and my real stats. hopefully this is helpful! but just remember that everyone is different, and your app cycle may be very different than mine.

    semi-traditional applicant. took gap years.

    -- >1000 hrs clinical volunteering
    -- >500 hrs research (clinical + bench), no pubs, presentation
    -- <100 hrs shadowing
    -- >500 hrs teaching, both paid and volunteer
    -- miscellaneous leadership positions
    -- PBK

    -- 2 sci profs
    -- 1 nonsci prof
    -- 1 clinical volunteering supervisor (this one was superb; i had an interviewer comment on this letter haha.)
    -- 1 clinical volunteering supervisor/primary care provider
    -- 1 teaching mentor/supervisor
    -- 1 research supervisor/undergrad mentor
    i think my best letters came from my non-academic letter writers, since i got to know all of them pretty well.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2013

    • Undergraduate college: State School
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.94
    • Science GPA: 3.91

    Summary of Application Experience

    7/2013 - submitted primary. BIG MISTAKE, as i soon find out... :( verification crisis delay. sigh.
    9/15/13 - all secondaries are finally in! :) all secondaries = 2 week turnaround at the most. now to sit and wait.
    9/26/13 - finally some news from various other schools. :)
    10/1/13 - yay! things are coming along, slowly but surely...
    10/7/13 - things are picking up! would love to end this season with 6 interviews. :)
    10/10/13 - excuse me as i hyperventilate... despite being late by SDN standards, OMG!
    11/11/13 - whoop whoop. <3 i'm very happy right now! hit my desired # of interviews. now... can i get an acceptance?!
    11/11/13 - i'm. going. to. be. a. DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!
    11/26/13 - you know that song by macklemore? thrift shop? 'cause yeah, "this is [bleep]ing awesome!"
    12/10/13 - see above. :3 woo hoo! i am really excited since i love both schools! can't wait for second look!
    12/20/13 - humbled. truly humbled. <3 excited for my final interviews! <3
    1/20/14 - i guess schools are still giving out invites! :D but omg! haha! i'm so close to a 50% return... which is pretty nifty. :)
    1/29/14 - wow. i didn't think that interview went so well... but I GUESS IT DID! still debating on whether to make USC my last one or to bite the bullet and go to philly for temple. now that the interview season is now winding down, i can safely say that i'm a solid mid-tier applicant from my interview invites. :3
    5/13/14 - finally settled on a school. guess i'll be going to... dun dun dun... UC DAVIS! go ags! <3 can't beat the sheer number of student-run clinics & its focus on the underserved and primary care. after this cycle ends (and i officially start school), i'll be happy to update my profile with my actual stats. :)

    Application Complete

    University of California, San Diego
    Dartmouth College

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Creighton University
    Columbia University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Stanford University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Tulane University
    University of California, Irvine

    Invited for Interview

    University of Southern California

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Temple University
    Western University of Health Sciences
    Virginia Commonwealth University


    University of Toledo
    Saint Louis University
    Oakland University
    University of California, Davis
    Rosalind Franklin University

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