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  • NYgirl6532

  • Application cycles: 06/19/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 06/25/2019
  • Brief Profile: 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
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.75
    • Science GPA: 3.75

    Applied, Rejected

    Columbia University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Cornell University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Boston University
    Drexel University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Vermont
    Georgetown University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    University of Rochester
    Dartmouth College
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Tufts University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    SUNY Upstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    New York University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    SUNY Buffalo

    Accepted

    SUNY Downstate
    New York Medical College
    Hofstra University

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