Note the MCAT writing score shown above is a filler--there was no writing section when I took the exam. Additionally, the MCAT score shown above is from my second attempt; I got a balanced 29 on my first attempt.
A 29 and 35, when I applied, were in the 73rd and 96th percentiles, respectively
Upward GPA trend (3.94 junior and senior years)
Basic science research during all summers, during the school year junior and senior years, and full-time for one year post-graduation (ie, during my gap year). Co-authored two manuscripts (one second author, one third author), both of which were published in medium impact factor journals during gap year
Played an intramural sport throughout college
Had sufficient shadowing experience; spent four weeks following a GP on rounds and had an additional month-long internship rotating various departments within a community hospital
TAed three physical science courses, one semester for each course
From what I've gathered on the web, my volunteering was minimal (about 30 hours at a hospital).
Elected Phi Beta Kappa after submitting applications
The recommendations I received from the two PIs I had worked under were probably very strong; I doubt the others were remarkable
Regarding my interviews, it's tough for me to say how they went; some were certainly better than others. I don't think that I am cocky or socially inept, but I feel as though my nervousness was often apparent
App was verified on 7/11/2014. I was complete at most schools by the end of July, and all schools by the end of August.
I'm fairly sure that schools don't care about secondary turnaround time, but it definitely benefits you to submit your applications as early as possible, as this will get your application read when you are competing with fewer candidates
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/19/2014
Undergraduate college: Ranked 51-100 among national universities by US news during my cycle
Summary of Experience:
Have a parent who received his/her MD here (who is not a big donor nor still involved with the school). Placed on the "second tier" waitlist.
For those interested, the only other applicant to Yale that I know of who had a parent attend was also interviewed and rejected (I'm not sure if s/he was waitlisted), and ended up matriculating at another allopathic school.