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  • Application cycles: 06/02/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 31, Hispanic
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 01/25/2019

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/02/2014

  • Undergraduate college: UCLA
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 127, CARS 127  
  • Overall GPA: 3.00
  • Science GPA: 3.00

Summary of Application Experience

For my non-traditional, low gpa redemption underdogs and to keep track of dates.

7/11/2014. I am just about half-way done with secondaries and I am tired of doing them. Excited to start the SMP next month. Really nervous about the application cycle - costing a lot of money. My prediction before interview season starts: 2, maybe 3 interviews, maybe one acceptance, and a lot of rejections. Hoping it goes better than expected.

7/21/14. All caught up with my secondaries for now. Feels pretty good. I pumped out a lot. Rushed them out and probably could have spent more time on each but I'm applying to a lot of schools and want to get them out before the start of the SMP. People are getting secondaries and IIs from schools that I've applied to but waiting to hear back from. Not a good sign or way too early to start worrying?

7/29/14. First rejection today from VCU. Coincidentally, on the same day I fly out to start the SMP. This will be the first of many but still stings a little. Attended my grandfather's funeral this past week. Good to be with family for these past 2 months. Time to get back to work.

8/7/14. First ever interview invite!

8/17/14. Last night before the first day of class. I'm pleased with how the orientation was run. The gist of the orientation was: beat the medical student average. They served us lunch and breakfast; it was an all day thing. They invited the course directors and professors from most/all of the classes we will take in this one year program. Sat at the table with a course director from one of the med blocks we'll be taking later in the fall and he said he can't tell if we're masters or med students, we're all just one big class to him. That's one of the main reasons I chose this particular program - integration with the med students. The professors of the med blocks confirmed this. They also stressed how we're not in competition with each other. I like that. I'm just in competition with myself. I think I will turn this into my personal diary and try to update this site periodically with my progress/thoughts in the program. I've worked hard to be in this position and now it's time to prove what I can do. Here goes nothing!


Wake Forest University
Virginia Tech Carilion
Yale University
New York Medical College
University of Vermont
Oregon Health & Science University
Temple University
Albany Medical College
Case Western Reserve University
Drexel University

Applied, Withdrew

SUNY Upstate

Application Complete

Ohio State University
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Rochester
University of Toledo
Jefferson Medical College
University of Cincinnati
George Washington University
SUNY Downstate
SUNY Buffalo
The Commonwealth Medical College
Hofstra University
Wright State University
Saint Louis University
Tufts University
Rosalind Franklin University
SUNY Stony Brook
Dartmouth College
Creighton University
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Application Complete, Rejected

Tulane University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Georgetown University
Boston University

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