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  • bwreck

  • Application cycles: 07/01/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 04/17/2016
  • Brief Profile: No actual writing score on MCAT.

    GPAs are lower than average, but above the 10% mark at every school I applied to. I stumbled right off the bat in college and had one particularly bad semester, the recovery from which I of course addressed, but didn't dwell on in my application. It has come up in all but one interview, which I believe has worked in my favor so far because it gave me the chance to talk about it in person, and has more than once allowed me to connect with my interviewer on a more personal level. I had not expected that. I don't doubt that this rough patch knocked me out of the running at some schools, but perhaps it intrigued others, who knows. I really believe the school you end up at should be a school that wants YOU for how awesome YOU are, mistakes and lessons learned and hardships included.

    Biomathematics major and political science minor, applying a year after graduating in May 2013. Some of my extracurricular activities are honors thesis research, emergency room and Planned Parenthood volunteering, clinical research internship, non-medical work experience, dancer and choreographer at college dance team, honors program activities during undergrad, and a strong commitment to Girls on the Run. Happy with my application and looking forward to seeing how this cycle plays out!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/01/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Rutgers University
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.44
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    I am keeping my account fairly transparent- I don't get too involved in the online forums because I think they can be a breeding ground for all sorts of negativity, but I do really appreciate the advice I've gotten from people both online and in person, and I would like to put my experience and two cents out there with the hope that it might help others.

    I will be attending Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Jefferson)! Came down to RWJ and Jeff and I want to experience non-Rutgers, non-New Brunswick education for the next four years!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albany Medical College
    Boston University
    Georgetown University
    Pennsylvania State University
    George Washington University
    Tufts University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Dartmouth College
    Brown University
    University of Rochester

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Drexel University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Temple University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College


    Jefferson Medical College
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Cooper School of Rowan University

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