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  • boomboompow

  • Application cycles: 07/06/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 34, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 03/09/2020
  • Brief Profile: Nontrad, ORM, low verbal score, underprivileged, and late to apply (by SDN standards).

    Took MCAT twice.
    4/2012: 12 BS 12 PS 7 V (31N)
    5/2012: 13 BS 12 PS 8 V (33M)

    See below for my timeline and comments on the application experience.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/06/2013

    • Undergraduate college: UC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.94
    • Science GPA: 3.94

    Summary of Application Experience

    UCSF Class of 2018!

    Submitted AMCAS 7/7/13.
    Verified 8/22/13.
    First Interview Invite 9/16/13.
    First Acceptance 12/13/13.

    Total Cost: $6925 ($1805 on primaries, $3545 on secondaries, and $1575 on interviews).

    Advice: Apply broadly, and don't be afraid to include reach schools. You never know what will happen until you throw your name into the applicant pool.

    Applied, Rejected

    Charles Drew University/UCLA
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Cincinnati
    New York Medical College
    Yale University
    University of Rochester
    Mayo Medical School
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of California, Irvine
    George Washington University
    University of Southern California
    Boston University
    Tulane University
    Hofstra University
    Tufts University
    Drexel University
    Brown University
    Duke University
    University of California, Davis
    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Oregon Health & Science University
    New York University
    Temple University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of Calgary
    Harvard University
    University of Miami
    Johns Hopkins University
    Pennsylvania State University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    SUNY Buffalo
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Vermont

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of California, San Diego

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, San Francisco


    SUNY Downstate
    SUNY Stony Brook

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