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  • MSTPhopeful2015

  • Application cycles: 06/02/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 31, Hispanic
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 07/06/2015
  • Brief Profile: Biochemistry major
    3.75 cGPA
    3.8 BCMP

    MCAT(10 PS, 10 VR, 12 BS)

    Applying to all MD-PhD programs

    About me BEFORE application:
    -URM, disadvantaged (immediate family category)
    -unusual life story
    -3 academic years of undergrad research (2 labs, 1 for 2 years, the other for 1 year til present)
    -3 summer internships, two of which are <~1.5% acceptance, I'm applying to all three MSTP programs from these schools
    -VP then President of Pre-Med organization, secretary and VP of some other organizations
    -~500 hours non medical volunteering
    -~200 hours medical volunteering
    -~150 hour shadowing
    -~300 hours volunteer/for pay tutoring/teaching experience
    -16 oral or poster presentations all except 1 as first author, most at national conferences such as SFN, AMRCMS, Ivy STEM+, etc. Some at local/institutional symposia
    -Once worked for Federal gov as an internship, got top secret clearance
    -~15 honors or awards (some honor societies, dean's list, a few awards for outstanding ____)

    >6 LORS (from PIs, non science that I had two classes for, director of my program/had a class, had a class and was a TA for, dept head had a class and consulted me on pre-med matters) All promised outstanding LORs and I have known them all well for >2 years

    Ignore writing score because I took it in 2013 when there was no writing section.
    Ignore Home state, not my actual home state but picked it for anonymity
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/02/2014

    • Undergraduate college: State
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.75
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Application Complete

    University of Chicago

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    Vanderbilt University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Washington
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, San Diego
    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Boston University
    University of California, Irvine
    Columbia University
    Baylor College
    Dartmouth College
    University of Massachusetts

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Washington University in St. Louis
    Stanford University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Mayo Medical School
    Indiana University
    New York University
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Colorado

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Yale University


    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Northwestern University
    Cornell University

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