From a small rural town in Minnesota.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/17/2014
Undergraduate college: University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 519
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.70
Science GPA: 3.60
Summary of Application Experience
No writing score on MCAT.
Overview: Procrastination was a major factor in some of my secondaries. I didn't apply to as many schools as some applicants based on my preference for schools with MD/MPH programs and cost.
Overall the application cycle was a success. I knew that Minnesota was my best odds at acceptance and I am more than happy to be matriculating there. I was also able to keep my total application fees, travel, MCAT prep and test fee less than $2,000.
University of Miami
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Never filled out secondary as it was extensive and I had two interviews already from schools I would attend over Miami at the time. Should have just stayed calm and saved myself the $35.
Summary of Experience:
I was extremely excited to interview here! I love the school's focus on public health. The interview style was shorter and different from my other interview. Both interviews ended with a "I think you will do fine" or "I think you would fit here well" type of statement.
My waitlist letter states I should hear back in late April and looking at past threads it seems the waitlist for OOS students does not move at all since they already give acceptance offers to more OOS than they can take and really just pull from IS waitlist(so I’m essentially rejected). I will probably just wait and see where I fall in the OOS waitlist, but make plans to attend my state school.
Overall, I was just surprised to get an interview as an OOS, but disappointed I couldn’t show I was a good fit for the school. I can honestly say there were a few interview questions I could have answered better.
Update 3/23/15: Got my waitlist letter and got ranked #45 on the non-resident list. Plus the letter states that zero non-residents have been taken from list in four years. While it will make zero difference in the end, I will withdraw from the list so I'm not still wondering about my infinitesimally small chance for the next few months.