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  • Application cycles: 07/09/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 29, Caucasian
  • Home state: Arizona
  • Last Active: 04/02/2015
  • Brief Profile: MCAT >33, <36
    GPA 3.8
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/09/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.80

    Summary of Application Experience

    9/12: Haven't heard from any schools re: II. I'm driving myself a little crazy, and hoping that there will still be spots after all the hardcore people interview soon. I'm doing a lot of asking myself if I should have submitted earlier or whatever--but I think that July after writing 2 more essays than the MD-only folks is actually doing pretty well. I guess we'll see--this is stressful!

    9/24: One II (BU), three moves to MD-only (Stanford, Yale, University of Michigan) and one rejection (University of Washington). I suppose hearing from 5 of the 19 I applied to is not a terrible record, but I would really love some interviews to come my way pls.

    12/2: Four interviews (UNC, Tufts, Vandy, BU) and waiting to hear from 12 schools. It's good news to not be hearing more rejections! I'm hoping but not counting on more news before Christmas.

    2/11: This is almost done. I'm under consideration at six schools: UNC, Tufts, BU, Vandy, U of A, and Baylor. I saw on SDN someone has a Baylor acceptance--I'm wondering if they're a Texas resident, as most folks with Baylor IIs seem to still be in the dark. I'm hoping to hear within the next month. Emory was originally one of my top choice programs, and I feel kind of bummed they left me out to dry.

    2/23: Such movement so quickly! I'm still waiting to hear from UNC and BU, although UNC admitted people last week and I still haven't heard anything. It makes me wonder if a rejection letter is in the mail to me--yikes. I was waitlisted at Tufts and Vanderbilt, and rejected at Baylor. I was originally kind of upset, but I see how many people have multiple acceptances, and I think there'll be more movement than I would have guessed!

    3/30--This is over, y'all. I'm attending one of the schools I was waitlisted/accepted at, and I'm so pleased with the results. I met a lot of people on the interview trail who had 12+ interviews, and I wasn't one of them. I met a lot of people with 3+ acceptances, and I wasn't one of them. I'm still going to one of my top choice schools.

    I know that I didn't apply as early as I could have, and that maybe is a reason for why I got fewer interviews and they happened later in the game (I attended 4 in January!). To be honest, I don't know if I could have done more than the six I did unless they were wayyyy spread out. I met a lot of people who had interviews at schools that had rejected me and who had been rejected by schools that had interviewed me. It reinforced how random this all seems--it's really hard to know what qualities each place is looking for, and it was good for me to remember to not take it personally (especially hard when Baylor rejected me after meeting me!). I loved seeing the same people at various interviews, and I hope wish them the very best. It's a small enough career choice that I think we'll run into each other over and over throughout our lives--and I hope we do!

    On a different note, I think I was rejected from the two schools I applied to MD-only (Wake Forest and Brown) because my letters all said MD/PhD and I didn't think to get another set. Oops.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Washington

    Application Complete

    Yale University
    University of Michigan
    Emory University
    Stanford University
    Wake Forest University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Duke University
    University of Colorado
    Harvard University
    Brown University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Vanderbilt University
    University of North Carolina
    University of Arizona
    Tufts University


    Boston University

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