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  • Application cycles: 06/11/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 05/17/2015
  • Brief Profile: GPA's are +/- 0.1.

      | Research |
    • Co-author of a clinical study, attended two national conferences and submitted for publication
    • Senior thesis: original experiment in a non-science department

      | Community Service |
    • Clinical intern for several months in an underdeveloped area
    • 200 hours volunteering in an inpatient unit at an urban hospital in US
    • 200 hours volunteering at an outpatient unit (office assistant)
    • TA in elementary school for a semester while studying abroad

      | Shadowing |
    • <100 hours of shadowing, but mostly in one department. If any part of my app is lacking, it is likely this one.

      | Paid employment |
    • Began working as a tutor since submitting my primary, discussed this in secondaries
    • 2 years in the hospitality industry

      | Honors and miscellaneous ECs |
    • Awards: standard GPA accolades, PBK, foreign language award
    • 2 years of a humanities club
    • I've been singing and playing an instrument since high school, several recent public performances


    I wasn't born in America, and my family's immigration has played an important role in my path to medicine.

    I also took a risk with the topic and style of my PS, so we'll see how that turns out!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/11/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Top 50
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 522
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.90
    • Science GPA: 3.90

    Summary of Application Experience

    Timeline
    01/23/14 Took MCAT. Check out my study methods in the 30+ thread here.
    06/12/14 Submitted primary. What a beast!
    06/28/14 First secondary received. Started a full-time job and did not have time to prewrite anything, will bite me later.
    07/16/14 Committee letter finally uploaded! Took them forever.
    07/18/14 First secondary submitted. Will try to crank out one a day.
    07/29/14 First rejection! From Mayo, pre-LOR. So it begins.
    08/08/14 Last secondary submitted! Turnaround time ranged from 2 days to 4 weeks. Hopefully, this will be okay.
    08/15/14 FIRST INTERVIEW INVITE!!!!!! Holy moly. Words cannot describe my relief and excitement. From Pitt, too!
    09/17/14 Attended first interview! Incredible experience. Will post summaries shortly.

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Harvard University
    Boston University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Johns Hopkins University
    Yale University
    Dartmouth College
    Stanford University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of Virginia

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Cornell University
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Baylor College
    Columbia University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Pittsburgh

    Accepted

    Vanderbilt University
    Ohio State University
    University of California, Los Angeles

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