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  • Pomegranate

  • Application cycles: 06/02/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 25, East Asian
  • Home state: Washington
  • Last Active: 03/13/2015
  • Brief Profile: Extracurriculars
    Research - 3 yrs, 1st author ms in progress
    Shadowing - 135 h
    Nonclinical Volunteering - 900+ h
    Clinical Volunteering - 80 h domestic (ongoing), 400 h international
    Employment - 1 summer
    Leadership - Org 1 (4 years), Org 2 (2 years), Org 3 (4 years)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/02/2014

    • Undergraduate college: University of Washington
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    Timeline and Costs
    Timeline:
    12/2012: attempted to study for the MCAT; ended up deciding to postpone a year and take a gap (good decision.)
    5/2013: asked for first LOR
    11/2013: asked for second and third LORs
    12/2013: MCAT prep for 3 weeks
    1/2014: began working on PS and ECs (11 drafts in the end, at the end it had been given to 8 other people for major edits; 2 were students on adcoms)
    3/2014: asked for 2 remaining LORs
    3/2014: resume MCAT prep
    5/2/2014: requested transcripts
    5/17/2014: sat MCAT
    6/3/2014: submitted primary to AMCAS
    6/6/2014: primary verified

    Costs:
    Interfolio: 26
    TPR + Kaplan Books: 100
    AAMC 10, 11, Self Assessment: 174
    MCAT: 275
    MSAR: 25
    Primary (18): 772
    Secondaries: 1612
    Interview, OSU: flight 402
    Interview, Sinai: flight 343
    Interview, Vandy: flight 282, hotel 235 *offered an MD interviewee discount--otherwise hotel would've been 212! = 517
    Interview, Northwestern and Loyola: flight 320
    Interview, Cornell: flight 337
    Interview, UW: parking 15 (haha)

    Running total: 4918


    MCAT
    Practice Exams:
    PS/VR/BS
    Kaplan Freebie (31): 9/11/11
    Princeton 0 (31): 10/11/10
    AAMC 3 (34): 12/12/10
    AAMC 10 (35): 12/12/11
    AAMC 11 (36): 12/11/13
    Actual (37): 11/13/13

    Study Methods:
    TPR Cracking the MCAT and Kaplan Complete Review
    -I purchased the 2011-2012 prep book for use in 2014 since they were less expensive
    Took a Kaplan freebie as a diagnostic.
    Went through all TPR modules and practice problems over winter break (3 weeks)
    Took TPR 0 (free exam with book) and got the same score as diagnostic (sigh)
    Didn't touch MCAT prep through winter quarter (Jan-Apr)
    Did the Kaplan book late-Mar to mid-Apr
    Took AAMC 3, 10, 11 while doing the Kaplan end-of-section practice problems and reviewing notecards made from TPR and Kaplan
    Sat exam on 5/17
    Spent a total of exactly 112.25 hours on MCAT prep.

    Application Complete

    Oregon Health & Science University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Drexel University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York University
    University of Southern California
    Columbia University
    Rush Medical College

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Rosalind Franklin University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Temple University

    Attended Interview

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Cornell University
    Northwestern University

    Accepted

    Vanderbilt University
    University of Washington
    Ohio State University
    Loyola University Chicago

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