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  • Application cycles: 07/22/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 31, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 04/22/2014
  • Brief Profile: REAPPLICANT FROM 2012-2013 CYCLE
    2012 weaknesses:
    1. Slow, uphill MCAT battle: April 2011 MCAT = 25 (9/8/8), August 2011 MCAT = 28 (11/6/11); Sept 2013 MCAT = 32 (11/10/11)
    2. Only applied to 6 schools; applied to 18 this cycle, including DO
    3. Research experience but no publication; as of Jan 2014, I have two publications, both first-author
    4. Pretty weak personal statement due to lack of writing experience; completely rewrote, multiple editors this cycle

    Goals for the application cycle:
    1. Be near Chicago - wife is certified teacher in IL, would allow her quickest transition to a decent paying job
    2. Cheaper the better
    3. Waitlists are dreadful. I am avoiding these at all costs! (unless its my only option, come late Spring)

    AACOMAS submitted: 7/18/2013, verified: 8/19/2013
    AMCAS submitted 7/23/2013, verified: 9/11/2013
    (STILL wish I applied even earlier, but my late MCAT held me back - APPLY EARLY APPLY EARLY APPLY EARLY!!!!)
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  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/22/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Private, Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 128, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.81
    • Science GPA: 3.82

    Summary of Application Experience

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    ALSO APPLIED TO MARIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE:
    8/24/2013 App received
    9/17/2013 App completed
    9/28/2013 App confirmed complete
    10/23/2013 Interview Invite
    1/18/2014 Interview Attended
    1/23/2014 Second acceptance!
    1/31/2014 - Withdrew acceptance.

    ALSO APPLIED TO WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY:
    9/12/2013 App received
    9/26/2013 App completed
    11/14/2013 Phone II
    11/19/2013 Phone interview completed
    11/27/2013 On-site II
    1/17/2014 Interview Attended
    2/10/2014 Waitlisted
    3/13/2014 Fourth acceptance!
    3/14/2014 Withdrew acceptance.
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    THE SUBJECTIVE SIDE OF THE APPLICATION CYCLE:

    3/19/2014: My cycle is officially over, since I've heard back from all of the locations where I interviewed. I didn't get any consideration from my home state, Illinois, which was the most difficult part to accept from the cycle since there are, what, 9 schools?! However, I'm pretty proud of receiving acceptances from every school where I interviewed. I will be matriculating at IUSM for the Class of 2018!!

    Applied, Rejected

    Southern Illinois University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Rush Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Illinois
    Loyola University Chicago
    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Chicago College of Mid. University
    Michigan State University (DO)
    University of Iowa
    Saint Louis University
    University of Cincinnati
    Michigan State University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Accepted

    Des Moines University
    Indiana University

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