Took the MCAT in 2013, so I don't have a real writing score but they make you put one in anyway.
Extracurriculars: Honors in the Liberal Arts Degree Dean's List Worked at Medical College of Wisconsin as a Lab Tech during my gap year Shadowed an ID physician a few times ~150 hours volunteering in the burn unit at UW Hospital Two semester of undergraduate research 5 semesters as a SPILL student supporter (responded to anonymous student emails looking for advice/support) 6 semesters of Colleges Against Cancer 8 semesters of All-University Strings (orchestra for non-music majors) 8 semesters as a Wisconsin Admissions Volunteer Visited over 20 countries (for fun, not for a service trip or anything)
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/09/2013
Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 523
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.83
Science GPA: 3.72
Summary of Application Experience
I didn't get my MCAT score until the end of May, and so I was holding out for that before even deciding whether or not to apply this cycle. (I was preparing as if I were, though. I made sure to get my personal statement done in enough time to see my adviser before I graduated and no longer had that resource available.) Even though I had prepared to apply to more than two schools--I had picked out about 10-12 by April and even started compiling secondary essay questions to work on--I decided to only apply to my in-state schools because those were my top choices. If I hadn't been admitted to either of those schools, I would have re-applied the following cycle with a broader scope. It was a really risky plan, and it luckily didn't come back to bite me, but something I definitely wouldn't recommend to anyone else.
Invited for Interview, Withdrew
Medical College of Wisconsin
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: Yes
Interview Invite: Yes
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Small pooled at the end of August. Received an interview invite at the end of October. Scheduled interview for December 6th, but withdrew once I was admitted to UWSMPH. As an employee here and as someone who has talked to current students, it seems like a nice enough place, but I didn't like it more than UWSMPH.
Summary of Experience:
First choice and my alma mater. Only combined school of medicine and public health in the nation. Did not apply as a WARM applicant. Interview is very relaxed- a half hour one-on-one interview with a faculty member and a 45 minute-or-so group interview with three applicants and two current medical students. I'm really excited to be heading back to Madison!