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  • Application cycles: 07/09/2014
  • Demographics: Female, 28, African
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 04/18/2016
  • Brief Profile: Enjoying this cycle. Hope you are too!

    I consider myself a traditional applicant with non-traditional experiences. When my cycle is over, and decisions are out, I will update my profile to shed light into those non-traditional experiences.

    Letter Writer Profiles
    Science Professor: Premed advisor and personal mentor
    Science Professor: Department chair
    Science Professor: Took multiple courses with professor and advisor for undergrad (~4 years)
    Character reference: Elementary school teacher/ mentor for 16 years
    Character reference: Women's ministry leader/MFT- worked on various leadership projects under her guidance

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/09/2014

    • Undergraduate college: CSUDH
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 503
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 125, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.72
    • Science GPA: 3.73

    Summary of Application Experience

    UC Davis is placeholder for UC Riverside. I decided to withdraw my application from UC Riverside after I received an interview invitation. Personally, it was pretty late in the season.

    submitted 15 applications (FAP recipient)
    received 15 secondaries (submitted 10/15 secondaries)
    received 7/10 interview invites (attended 6 interviews)
    Accepted to 3/6 schools (waiting for one more decision)

    Side note: Did not submit the other secondaries due to financial and pre-requisite reasons.

    Personal statement (8 official drafts prior to final submission)

    Personal statement editors:
    Mentor: Helped in my understanding of "telling a story" while answering the prompt
    Pre-health advisor: Well-versed in admissions process
    MFT: Previous experience and degree in English literature, helped with syntax and flow
    Doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley: Personal friend with previous experience and degree in English
    Master's candidate at UCLA: Personal friend, helped with flow and depth of writing
    Master's candidate at CSUDH: Extensive background in public policy, helped with depth of writing

    Applied, Withdrew

    Meharry Medical College
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    University of Arizona - Phoenix
    University of California, San Diego
    Howard University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Southern California

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Loma Linda University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    University of California, Davis

    Attended Interview

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Case Western Reserve University


    Wright State University
    University of Arizona
    Charles Drew University/UCLA

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