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  • Application cycles: 06/02/2014
  • Demographics: Male, 31, Caucasian
  • Home state: Utah
  • Last Active: 08/25/2018   -   Latest Activity

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/02/2014

  • Undergraduate college: University of Utah
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 132, CARS 129  
  • Overall GPA: 3.85
  • Science GPA: 3.91

Summary of Application Experience

I'm in my mid twenties, so I guess I'm non trad. Although that doesn't mean that I haven't had a bunch of fun with the traditional applicants I meet at interviews and Second Looks. I haven't stressed out about this process, it's been quite fun for me to meet a bunch of people and travel the US.

For grades, I had a sub average freshman year and then have been pretty much perfect since. So I guess I have a good grade trend. Classes weren't hard once I found a reason and a major that made studying worthwhile. I'm a Bio major with Spanish minor.

About 500 hours of community service, some clinical and some not. Including interpreting in the hospital, hospice, and summer camps with superstar kids.

like 500 hours of research in various places. I did both basic science research and clinical. No publications, although I got close;)

Leadership positions as a lecturer, an anatomy lab TA, and as the head of an innovation group that won a prize for developing a prototype of a new medical device--we got one of those giant checks, mark that off of my bucket list!

Shadowed like 90 hours with probably 8 different doctors. That was a lot of fun.

I had two international experiences, one was long term (like years) and another was short term (a week). Both took place in Spanish speaking areas cause that's what I do.

I'm glad I didn't keep track of all my expenses, because it would probably make me vomit on the spot if someone told me right now. Pray your loved ones have some frequent flyer miles, or just be smart and a little more selective in where you choose to interview.

IN THE END, I will be matriculating at Duke. For my situation, there couldn't be a better school. I feel very blessed to attend my tippity toppity choice medical school.

Application Complete, Rejected

Cornell University
Harvard University
Stanford University
University of California, San Diego
Baylor College

Application Complete, Withdrew

Creighton University
Emory University
Jefferson Medical College

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Dartmouth College
Medical College of Wisconsin

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Mayo Medical School
Columbia University
University of Utah
University of Chicago
Johns Hopkins University


Duke University
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Michigan
Vanderbilt University
Ohio State University
Case Western Reserve University

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