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  • NorthOfBroad

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 03/09/2016
  • Brief Profile: Traditional Applicant, PA resident

    Research:
    2 years, 900 Hours of Research during school year. Mainly cloning work. 2 college grants for project and 2 poster presentations
    2 Summers ~1000 hours of developmental biology lab at Ivy League Medical School. Maybe a publication or two by interview time

    Clinical Experience
    150 Hours as Patient Floor Volunteer in Hometown, volunteer trainer and lead volunteer (1 Summer during high school, 2 summers during college)
    250 Hours ED Volunteer during school year
    65 Hours of Shadowing (40 hours PP Cardiologist, 5 Hours general surgeon PP, 20 Hours Academic General Surgeon)

    ECs
    Cross Country Runner (High School and Club in College)
    Chemistry Club (Several Officer Positions, lots of community outreach)
    Service Club (Service Chair and President-Elect)
    Freshman Orientation Leader and Freshman mentor
    Volunteer for Pediatric Cancer Philanthropy
    Worked at Children's Theme Park (2 summers in high school and 2 summers in college)

    LOR's
    Committee Letter w/ individual letters of rec attached
    2 Research PI's- very strong and one is dean-level at ivy league medical school (not sure how much that helps, but it can't hurt)
    1-History Professor (minor and some research in the department)- very strong
    2-Science Faculty- good but I go to a large school, these are requirements for the committee but with 300+ people in a class they wont be great
    1-English professor- good, again fulfilling a committee requirement

    MISC:
    Will present a history paper I wrote at an undergrad conference in the Fall (not on primary app but in secondaries where applicable)

    Personal Statement- Had it edited like crazy. It is not a tear-jerker or anything amazing but it is honest and polished

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Bro State
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 132, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.95
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Application Complete

    University of Miami

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    University of Southern California
    Duke University
    Emory University
    Vanderbilt University
    Stanford University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Loyola University Chicago
    Wake Forest University
    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Chicago
    Case Western Reserve University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Pennsylvania State University
    Temple University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Jefferson Medical College
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    The Commonwealth Medical College

    Accepted

    University of Virginia
    University of Pennsylvania

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