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  • btarrant

  • Application cycles: 06/18/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 33
  • Home state: Maryland
  • Last Active: 11/25/2013
  • Brief Profile: Lifelong dream to become a physician for genuine reasons. I have a very personal story to share with medical schools, and hopefully, my passion speaks through my AMCAS, secondaries, and (hopeful) interviews. Struggled a bit with my pre-reqs in college, did not get it together until my junior year. Decided to attend a post-bacc program with Georgetown and George Mason - BEST DECISION I EVER MADE. I feel prepared now more than ever!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/18/2013

    • Undergraduate college: University of Maryland - College Park
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: Georgetown University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: Master of Science
    • Institution: George Mason/Georgetown University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: Certificate
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 122, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.26
    • Science GPA: 2.82

    Summary of Application Experience

    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.



    Temple University

    Applied, Rejected

    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Application Complete

    University of Maryland
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Wayne State University
    Meharry Medical College
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    University of Miami
    Northwestern University
    George Washington University
    Florida International University
    University of Illinois

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Invited for Interview

    Wright State University
    Drexel University


    Cooper School of Rowan University
    Howard University

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