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  • Application cycles: 06/01/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 5, Caucasian
  • Home state: U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Last Active: 07/31/2016
  • Brief Profile: 32< My MCAT score <35

    3.6 < My Undergrad GPA < 3.7

    3.8 < My Postbacc GPA < 4.0

    My home state is west of the Mississippi.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/01/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Top 10
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 1.00
    • Science GPA: 1.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    General thoughts: I suppose that the apply early advice works well - I only know from my one cycle that I submitted my AMCAS on 6/3 and wrote most of my secondary essays within 2 weeks of receiving them. July and August were painful months, but I received most of my interview invitations in August, September, and October. I found that most of my interviewers asked very straightforward questions such as "tell me about yourself", "why medicine", and "why do you wish to attend this medical school." I did experience a rather odd interview at one school, but the rest of my interviews were rather vanilla. I am also convinced that body language, tone, and confidence are much more memorable than actual dialog during an interview.

    In my experience, the most random part of this process is interview invitations. I received interviews from schools that I thought were out of my league (Case Western); I was rejected from schools that I thought were within my reach (Univ of Toledo). For that reason alone, I suggest applying broadly because the criteria that captivates a particular school's individual screener is an unknown variable.

    Applied

    Loma Linda University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University
    University of Washington
    University of Rochester
    Charles Drew University/UCLA
    Wright State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Nebraska
    Tulane University
    University of Toledo
    University of California, Davis
    University of Michigan
    Creighton University
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Southern California
    Michigan State University
    University of Colorado
    George Washington University
    University of Vermont
    Tufts University
    Mayo Medical School
    Yale University
    SUNY Buffalo
    SUNY Upstate

    Invited for Interview

    University of California, San Diego

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albany Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Illinois
    Loyola University Chicago
    Saint Louis University
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    Ohio State University
    Dartmouth College
    University of Iowa
    Wake Forest University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of Arizona - Phoenix

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Western University of Health Sciences
    University of Miami

    Accepted

    University of Central Florida
    Case Western Reserve University
    Temple University
    Wayne State University
    University of Cincinnati
    Oakland University

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