I am a very punctual and efficient person, thus, I had my recommendation letters lined up, my personal statement complete, and everything ready to go for when the AMCAS opened.
Completed and submitted my AMCAS on 06/19/2013 and it got verified on 07/22/2013.
From then the secondaries started rolling in and I did them slowly but surely, the longest time I spent on one was George Washington U because they send secondaries before you even get verified and I wasn't prepared to complete my secondary at that time.
By the end of the summer, I had completed all of my secondaries and all recs were in... just a waiting game.
First interview invite came from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (Nov 1)... second came from Howard University (I snatched up the Oct. 2 one)
For now, I am just patiently waiting and sending schools (that accept them) any updates to my application such as my transcript reflecting my MS degree.
This has been such a rewarding experience for me because I never saw myself getting this far! Yes I don't have the best science GPA (although I KILLED in graduate school)... and my MCAT score could be better. I don't have connections or a daddy who's the top physician at Johns Hopkins... I'm just a girl from Baltimore, MD with a dream that I've followed my entire life no matter what. I hope I see the fruits of my labor soon after these interviews.
HOWARD UNIVERSITY - CLASS OF 2018!