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  • AromaticOreo

  • Application cycles: 06/01/2014
  • Demographics: Male, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 06/11/2016
  • Brief Profile: Applied to both MD and DO programs. I'm a Biochemistry major with an AMCAS cGPA of 3.69, sGPA of 3.61, and an MCAT score of 30(10PS/8VR/12BS no writing section). I am also a first generation college graduate. I have slightly less than average stats, but a very substantial amount of clinical experiences.

    ECs:
    - Volunteer EMT-B for 3 years( ~1600 hours total)
    - ED Volunteer at local hospital( ~150 hours)
    - Worked as an ER Tech during my gap year(~1000 hours)
    -Teaching assistant for 1.5 years in Organic Chemisty lab and Microbiology
    - Physician shadowing in EM and FM(~ 80 hours)
    - Worked as a waiter in a very busy restaurant throughout undergrad
    - Academic judiciary committee student hearing board member
    - GBM of Undergraduate Biochemistry Society

    Research:
    -Clinical psychiatry research for 1 year(~400 hours). No publications.

    LORs:
    1. Physics Professor(Good)
    2. Microbiology Professor for TAing (Strong)
    3. Organic Chemistry Lab Professor for TAing (Strong)
    4. Hospital Volunteer Coordinator(Good)
    5. Chief of EMS(Strong)
    6. Humanities Professor(Strong) - Lots of writing for this class. Hopefully this can help somewhat overshadow my verbal score.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/01/2014

    • Undergraduate college: Large NY Public University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.70
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    I will be attending the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences! I never imagined that I would actually have the luxury of choosing between medical schools. I want to thank everyone on this forum for all the help I've received over the past year. I don't think I would have done as well this cycle if it wasn't for the sage advice that I have received from countless people on SDN. My advice for people with borderline stats like mine is to give a go at an application cycle, applying as broadly as financially possible as early as possible. A 3.6x/30MCAT combination is definitely not a death sentence for MD. Clearly, there's a bit more to this game than just MCAT scores and GPAs.Best of luck to everyone applying in future cycles!

    Applied

    Albany Medical College

    Applied, Rejected

    Indiana University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Oakland University
    George Washington University
    Hofstra University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Queen's University
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Jefferson Medical College
    Loyola University Chicago
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Western University of Health Sciences
    Wake Forest University
    Rush Medical College
    Creighton University
    Temple University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York College of New York Tech.

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    SUNY Upstate

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    SUNY Downstate

    Accepted off Waitlist

    SUNY Buffalo
    New York Medical College

    Accepted

    Drexel University

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