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  • Tonkatsu

  • Application cycles: 08/27/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 29, South Asian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 07/03/2014
  • Brief Profile: Having just gone through the entire application cycle, I wanted to make a profile to help new applicants get a better sense of the admissions process. Hope this helps!

    - Asian male, Chem major
    - Graduated from the honors program of a large public university (not ranked by US News)
    - Took a gap year to work as a lab technician
    - Good / strong letters of recommendation

    1.) 3 years emergency department volunteering / clinical research aid
    2.) 4 years research volunteer in the same lab
    3.) Research technician during gap year
    4.) Summer program in Bellevue Hospital, NYC
    5.) 3 poster presentations at national conferences, one pending publication, multiple research awards, research grant
    6.) Chemistry tutor/TA
    7.) College Senate Member
    8.) 2 years playing football with a men's club
    9.) Drummer - several gigs
    10.) Environmental Club
    11.) community service leader - tutored high school students for the SAT
    12.) Awards - salutatorian, dean's list, scholarship, etc.
    13.) Shadowing - 50 hours between 3 specialties
    14.) Pending research patent

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 08/27/2013

    • Undergraduate college: Public University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.99
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Dartmouth College
    Yale University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Chicago
    Albany Medical College

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    SUNY Buffalo
    New York Medical College

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Hofstra University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    SUNY Upstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Columbia University
    Johns Hopkins University
    New York University


    Cornell University
    Harvard University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    SUNY Downstate
    SUNY Stony Brook

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