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  • User #2975

  • Application cycles: 2004
  • Demographics: Male, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: -Volunteered at student-run clinic for three years.
    -Lots of outreach activities including health fairs, flu vaccination workshops, cancer awareness, etc.
    -Two years of full-time oncology research, one abstarct, no publication.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2004

    • Undergraduate college: University of California Davis
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.74
    • Science GPA: 3.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    1/25/05 This has been a long process, but I like the results. Three acceptances so far. Can't complain. I submitted AMCAS early July, but I was real slow with the secondaries. My advice is to do them ASAP.

    4/25/05 Five waitlists so far and can almost chalk up UC Davis as a waitlist. Boston, I'm waiting to hear back from soon. This sucks. Just becasue I spent all that money traveling only to be shafted. Oh well, the rejections are coming in also. Applicaton cycle winding down...

    7/20/05 - I'm in at my top choice. This is truly amazing. I am in disbelief. When I started this application process, I would've been happy just to get one acceptance. Now with multiple acceptances and a spot at my top choice, I can finally say that this process really is a crap shoot. It's 1/3 stats, 1/3 interview performance, and 1/3 luck. I can't wait to get back to school and start working at the student-run clinics again. Good luck to all those applying this year! I'm on cloud nine right now!

    9/15/05 - Withdrew from all my waitlist schools a few weeks ago. No point in remaining on the list when I have no intention of going. Now, just waiting for school to start.

    11/10/05 Coming back on here to reminesce a little. School is in full swing already. Loving medical school so far and amazed at what has transpired this past year. So many ups and downs, but I can't be any happier right now.

    6/26/07 Just thought it'd be neat to come back and check out my old profile. Time really has flew by. Been almost three years since I filled out that AMCAS and went through tons of secondaries. Studying for boards now and trying to keep sane. 1st two years of medical school has been a whirlwhind. It was definitely tough. It's amazing how much one can learn and forget in two years.

    8/10/08 Another year, another update. Done with 3rd year. Hardest year in my life? Maybe. I'm sure intern and residency will be much worst. Bad thing about being a medical student is you never know what to do. You just sorta stand around, hope some resident or attending sees you and helps direct you to what you are suppose to do. Now applying for residency. Sucks big time. Doesnt help that I have juggled with 4 different specialities and now think I have decided on one. In any case, good luck to all those applying now especially my fellow Aggies!

    Applied, Rejected

    Michigan State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles
    Tufts University
    Tulane University
    George Washington University
    Creighton University
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Michigan
    New York University
    University of California, Irvine
    Pennsylvania State University
    Northwestern University
    Jefferson Medical College
    UMDNJ - New Jersey

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College
    Wake Forest University
    Drexel University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Temple University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of California, San Diego
    Georgetown University
    New York Medical College
    Boston University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Saint Louis University
    University of California, Davis


    University of Rochester
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

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