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  • totallyradnontrad

  • Application cycles: 06/21/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 05/13/2014
  • Brief Profile: Please note that the cumulative and science GPA listed are my AMCAS GPAs, factoring in my undergraduate and post-bacc coursework together as one GPA. My GPA at MIT was terrible!

    Original undergraduate GPA: 3.11
    Original undergraduate science GPA: 2.33

    Graduated college with poor grades 6 years before submitting my primary. Worked as a tutor, then as an engineer, and then did my post-bacc. Got a 4.0 in my post-bacc work and aced the MCAT, and crammed 18 hours of volunteering and 20 hrs of paid research / tutoring into my schedule each week, and 2.5 years later I was accepted into medical school.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/21/2013

    • Undergraduate college: MIT
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Institution: Rutgers
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.54
    • Science GPA: 3.78

    Summary of Application Experience

    I wish I had applied to more top schools. If you're like me and got bad grades a long time ago, but totally rocked the MCAT and have shown an interest in medicine, you should really apply to as many top schools as you can. I applied to 2 top 20 schools and 18 others. I wish I had applied to 10 top 20 schools and maybe 10 others.

    The result probably would have been the same, but I would have liked to know for sure that I wouldn't get into, say, Yale or Penn without just assuming so and not applying.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Tulane University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Boston University
    University of Rochester
    Pennsylvania State University
    Columbia University
    Creighton University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Tufts University
    New York Medical College
    Case Western Reserve University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Hofstra University
    Cooper School of Rowan University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Cincinnati
    Drexel University
    SUNY Upstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Michigan

    Accepted

    Ohio State University
    UMDNJ - New Jersey

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