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  • PinkFairyArmadillo

  • Application cycles: 06/25/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 29, Caucasian
  • Home state: Indiana
  • Last Active: 06/09/2014
  • Brief Profile: Majors: Biochemistry & Psychology
    Minor: Glynn Family Honors Program

    LGBT applicant
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    MCAT did not have a writing section
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    AMCAS:

    2 years - student affairs council member (large leadership role)*
    3 years - volunteering at LGBT resource center*
    1 year - volunteering in hospital ED/surgery waiting room*
    4 years - high school debate judge/mentor
    4 summers - law firm office assistant
    1 summer - psychology lab research
    1 year - tutoring student athletes
    12 hours - shadowing surgeon
    6 hours - presenting humanities research

    *Most Meaningful
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    LORs (committee packet):

    Pre-health advisor (cover letter; this was a strong letter)
    Honors theology professor (this was a strong letter)
    Psychology professor
    Organic professor
    Physical chemistry professor (pretty sure this was a strong letter)
    Student affairs committee advisor (this was a strong letter)
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    Updates:

    cGPA: 3.92
    sGPA: 3.94
    Phi Beta Kappa

    1 year - psychology lab research
    1 year - honors thesis
    1 year - gender relations center peer educator
    1 year - LGBT student organization founding member
    28 hours - shadowing physicians

    LOR - research advisor (this was a strong letter)
    LOR - gender relations center director
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  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/25/2013

    • Undergraduate college: University of Notre Dame
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.89
    • Science GPA: 3.92

    Summary of Application Experience

    Key:

    SR: Secondary Received
    SS: Secondary Submitted
    C: Complete
    II: Interview Invite
    IA: Interview Attended
    U: Update Sent
    WL: Waitlisted
    A: Accepted
    R: Rejected
    W: Withdrew
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    Summary:

    12 applications completed
    5 pre-interview rejections
    8 interview invites
    5 interviews attended
    0 post-interview rejections
    1 waitlist
    3 acceptances
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    Timeline:

    April 2013
    4 - Took MCAT

    May
    8 - AMCAS became available
    28 - Transcript received by AMCAS

    June
    10 - AMCAS opened
    26 - AMCAS submitted!

    July
    1 - Chicago secondary received; Dartmouth secondary received
    5 - Yale secondary received
    8 - Columbia secondary received
    11 - Chicago secondary submitted; Dartmouth secondary submitted
    16 - LORs received by AMCAS
    22 - Yale secondary submitted
    30 - Columbia secondary submitted

    August
    6 - AMCAS verified; Columbia application complete; Case Western secondary received
    7 - Yale application complete; Michigan, Pitt, Cornell, Stanford secondaries received
    8 - Emory secondary received
    9 - Chicago application complete; Chicago interview invite!
    12 - Harvard secondary received; Northwestern secondary received
    15 - Dartmouth application complete
    18 - Cornell secondary submitted; Harvard secondary submitted; Harvard application complete
    19 - Cornell application complete
    19 - Pitt secondary submitted; Pitt application complete
    22 - Pitt interview invite
    24 - Michigan secondary submitted
    28 - Michigan application complete
    29 - Indiana secondary received; Indiana interview invite

    September
    4 - Indiana secondary submitted
    8 - Northwestern secondary submitted
    9 - Northwestern application complete
    15 - Emory secondary submitted
    19 - Case Western secondary submitted
    20 - Case Western application complete
    27 - Emory application complete

    October
    3 - Chicago interview attended <3
    4 - Vanderbilt rejection
    9 - Indiana interview attended
    14 - Columbia interview invite!
    21 - Northwestern interview invite!
    22 - Pitt interview attended

    November
    21 - Indiana acceptance
    23 - Continued at Chicago

    December
    4 - Northwestern interview attended <3
    21 - Case Western interview invite

    January 2014
    2 - Northwestern acceptance!!!
    8 - Columbia interview attended <3
    15 - Case Western withdrawal
    20 - Michigan rejection :-(
    22 - Cornell rejection
    26 - Update sent to Pitt
    31 - Pitt acceptance!
    31 - Emory interview invite?

    February
    3 - Pitt scholarship received ($10k/year)!
    5 - Emory withdrawal
    6 - Dartmouth interview invite??
    6 - Update sent to Yale
    6 - Update sent to Harvard ("no longer extending invitations for interviews")
    7 - Dartmouth withdrawal
    18 - Update sent to Columbia
    28 - Columbia waitlist :-/

    March
    4 - Yale, Harvard rejections
    23 - Update sent to Columbia, Chicago

    April
    18 - Letter of interest sent to Columbia

    May
    15 - Withdrew from Pitt, Indiana
    27 - Update sent to Columbia
    30 - Letter of intent sent to Columbia, letter to Columbia interviewer sent
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    Applied

    Stanford University

    Applied, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Yale University
    Cornell University
    Harvard University
    University of Michigan

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Emory University
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview

    University of Chicago

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Columbia University

    Accepted

    University of Pittsburgh
    Indiana University
    Northwestern University

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