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  • Application cycles: 07/30/2013
  • Demographics: Female, 33, African
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 07/14/2014
  • Brief Profile: URM, socially and financially disadvantaged (by own definition and by AMCAS). Studied Biology and Sociology in college. Took two years off to work in cardiovascular research. Sweating bullets over this whole process.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/30/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Ivy League
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 127, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.26
    • Science GPA: 2.99

    Summary of Application Experience

    I honestly should have sent in my AMCAS application at least 2-3 weeks earlier. First delay: being very very depressed after my second MCAT. I went down a point after going through hell and high water to take it again. Plus my MCAT score is shitty anyway. Second delay: my undergraduate institution has writing tutor that helps you kick start the thought process for your essays. He and I clashed severely on many points. So a good portion of July was spent going back and forth trying to find a happy medium. Since I had a AAMC fee waiver, I had a bit more flexibility to apply to more schools (something I would need to do based on MCAT/GPA). I also aimed for schools in which I would be happy living in that city, not particularly based on MCAT or GPA alone. That being said, I applied to a LOT of high ranking schools. I am in for a world of pain. I also don't have a back up plan...


    Drexel University

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco
    Vanderbilt University
    Columbia University
    SUNY Buffalo
    Boston University
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    Tufts University
    Yale University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Cornell University
    New York University
    University of Chicago
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Stanford University
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Temple University
    Georgetown University
    Brown University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    SUNY Upstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    George Washington University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    New York Medical College


    University of Rochester
    SUNY Downstate
    University of California, Los Angeles

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