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  • Lancer202020

  • Application cycles: 07/16/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 32, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 07/21/2014
  • Brief Profile: I decided to pursue medicine 3+ years after completing my undergrad in Electrical Engineering. In the Air Force, I did a brief stint in pilot training before becoming a satellite engineer/program manager. I applied mostly to schools near AF bases as my wife is still Active Duty. Thanks to USAFA's extensive core curriculum, I only had to complete 4 additional pre-reqs.

    Anyway, if you have any questions about applying for USUHS or HPSP, let me know. I applied through both programs, but ultimately decided to go to school as a civilian and not incur the lengthy service commitment. This has been a humbling but rewarding experience, forcing me to identify my true strengths and weaknesses. If I had to do this all again, the only things I'd do differently are:

    1. Submit AMCAS much sooner
    2. Do more research to select schools that better fit my personality and goals
    3. Complete ALL secondaries
    4. Practice interviews BEFORE your first interview day (my interviews got better over the cycle, but some of my more preferred schools were my earlier interviews)
    5. Limit the time I spent on SDN school forums

    Best of luck to all of you. This site has been quite "helpful" for me; hopefully it helps you, too.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/16/2013

    • Undergraduate college: United States Air Force Academy
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.65
    • Science GPA: 3.66

    Applied

    Creighton University
    Georgetown University
    George Washington University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of Southern California

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Boston University
    Wright State University
    University of Nebraska
    Harvard University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Cincinnati

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Colorado
    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Uniformed Services University

    Accepted

    Tufts University
    University of Kansas

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