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  • Application cycles: 05/31/2015
  • Demographics: Female, 25, South Asian
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Last Active: 07/06/2016
  • Brief Profile: Research
    Volunteering at Karmanos
    Shadowing an oncologist
    Summer research program at Yale
    Volunteering at a free clinic
    and other miscellaneous stuff
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Wayne State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 3.95
    • Science GPA: 3.95

    Summary of Application Experience

    This website really helped me while I was applying, so I wanted to return the favor and provide a profile with some useful information. I tried to include dates wherever possible.
    I worked very hard to prepare a list of schools to apply to and I think this helped foster my enthusiasm about the entire process. I was fortunate enough to interview at 4/5 of my reach schools (UCSF, Yale, UNC, Michigan). Regardless of the outcome, I'm very grateful for my experience. Please work hard on your personal statement and your activity descriptions. Take that time as an opportunity to reflect on your activities. As far as secondaries go, quick turnaround is key Throw everything aside and pour yourself into your applications.
    This process is really long. It's December and I have no idea where I will end up going. Even though I've been fortunate enough to receive 3 acceptances already, I'm still overwhelmingly nervous about some other decisions, namely UCSF, UNC, and Yale. Sometimes I have to step back and remind myself not to get worked up about things that are out of my control...and also to recognize that I should be happy with what I have.
    Once you're clutching an acceptance, it's human nature to want more. I'm working towards being happy with what I have, because I think this is a skill that will benefit me a lot in the long run. It is certainly difficult.
    Best of luck with your applications.

    5/3
    Accepted to UCSF. I honestly cannot believe how fortunate I am. My dream school by and large because of the wonderful location. Excited to start my medical training at such a wonderful institution. Strange to think of the leap I made from my low-tier institution to a top ten medical school. Some advice I do want to pass along - no matter where you go to school, if your experiences are average and you have been blessed with a stable financial status, be sure to apply yourself in your GPA and your MCAT!!! These numbers can open up priceless opportunities. Again, best of luck!

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Pittsburgh

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Rochester
    Emory University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Wayne State University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Yale University
    University of North Carolina

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of California, Irvine

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Michigan

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, San Francisco

    Accepted

    Oakland University
    University of Virginia
    Ohio State University

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