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  • elemenopee

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2012
  • Demographics: Male, 33, East Asian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Last Active: 12/17/2013
  • Brief Profile: I completed applications to 19 schools. I applied to a LOT of reach schools - only because I had the Fee Assistance Program backing me up. Hey, a kid can dream, right?

    2 Years High School Teacher
    2 Years Lab Experience
    2 Years Competitive Dance Teams
    100+ Hours Clinical Experiences and Shadowing
    Leadership Roles (SGA, Global Health Groups, PRIDE, LGBTQ student groups, Student Diversity office)
    Volunteering Roles (Hospitals, Tutoring Refugees, Local Communities)

    This is for my fellow queer applicants. I, myself, had some silly anxieties about being "out" on my applications. Based off of the interviews I've had so far, the interviewers are never going to probe you about your sexual/gender identity. If you have leadership experiences in something queer-related, definitely put it on your AMCAS. The interviewers were more interested in my motivations for becoming a doctor than the fact that I was queer. So fear not.

    Just to be clear, my PS was NOT about my being queer (I would NOT recommend that... unless it really does tie in to your motivations for being a doctor somehow). I simply listed my leadership roles in LGBTQ student groups on AMCAS. However, my interests in medicine are motivated in part by my desire to address health disparities/systematic issues/etc that bar the LGBTQ community from receiving competent/available services.

    I'm no expert, but I would be happy to relay my personal experience on the application trail. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2012

    • Undergraduate college: Top 20
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.50

    Application Complete

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Jefferson Medical College
    George Washington University
    Harvard University
    Tufts University
    Columbia University
    Northwestern University
    Cornell University
    Howard University
    Emory University
    Temple University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Brown University
    Boston University
    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview

    University of Illinois


    Rush Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University

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