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  • bear410

  • Application cycles: 06/10/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 06/08/2015
  • Brief Profile: Originally used this site as a personal inventory, but decided to fill it out in more detail on a snowy day to hopefully help future applicants.

    Feel free to PM me with questions!

    Mistakes made / Lessons learned:
    1. I applied to way too many schools. I think I was worried about my ECs but 15 probably would have been sufficient.
    2. I didn't prewrite any secondaries. As a result of that (and some personal issues), I spent ~2 months on most of my secondaries. In hindsight, it didn't seem to hurt me that much in getting interviews, especially with the "top tier" schools, but as a result, I would have saved a lot of time if I had prewritten those essays.
    3. Letters of recommendation seem like they're so important in this process. Their comments are probably one of, if not the most, discussed topic during my interviews.
    4. More to come!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/10/2014

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 132, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 0.00
    • Science GPA: 3.94

    Applied, Rejected

    University of Washington

    Applied, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University
    Northwestern University
    Brown University
    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Baylor College
    Dartmouth College
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    University of California, San Diego
    Tufts University
    George Washington University
    University of Southern California

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Boston University
    Mayo Medical School

    Attended Interview

    Cornell University
    Harvard University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Columbia University
    Johns Hopkins University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Stanford University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Chicago

    Accepted

    University of Michigan
    Washington University in St. Louis
    New York University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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