Just thought I would give back to everyone whose been so helpful on MDapps! Feel free to poke around and message me if you have any questions. I will update school impressions from interview days once they happen and I will get in depth after the cycle is over.
AMCAS TIMELINE AMCAS Submitted June 2nd Verified June 5th Took MCAT June 20th Primary to all schools Submitted 7/9/15--I believe some schools waited until my MCAT was officially in until they sent me secondaries. MCAT score received July 21st: 507 GPA: 3.99
BACKGROUND INFO Biochem major--no minors. Traditional applicant. I have 6 LOR all strong. Focus on Global Health and applying MD/MPH whenever available.
ECs * indicates most meaningful -*Clinical Volunteering - 400 hours -President and Captain of nationally competitive sports team - 1000+ hours -"Grab bag" local community volunteering - 150 hours -Shadowing - 55 hours (two different specialties) -*Independent Honors Researcher - 1000+ hours going on three years. independent bench work at grad level. posters + oral presentation + manuscript in works -*President of school student organization and non-profit 500+ hours -Traveled with lifeguards without borders to establish a drowning prevention non profit and teach classes - 50+ hours -Lived in Africa for 3 months, designed a public health water sanitation project, presented this research project in oral presentation. 500+ hours -Student Teacher of a research program 150+ hours -Worked in behavioral cardiology lab my freshman year doing normal data collection research - 250+ hours -Multiple research scholarships, public service scholarships, Truman finalist, Phi Beta Kappa, etc.
KEY SR = Secondary Received SS = Secondary Submitted II = Interview Invite IA = Interview Attended WL = Waitlist A = Accepted R = Rejected
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 05/31/2015
Undergraduate college: Top 100 State School
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 472
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.90
Science GPA: 3.90
University of California, Los Angeles
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
Applying for PRIME. Still no secondary 9/24/15 assuming rejected.
Summary of Experience:
Received secondary 10/10/15, I am burnt out, broke and couldn't find any reason to want to attend VCU. Would have applied if I had received secondary three months earlier (like all my other ones), but I think it's too late in the game for a mediocre applicant like myself.
My absolute biggest reach dream med school. Had wanted to go here for years, but with MCAT score coming back low I know its just a dream. Would kick myself for not even trying though. Enjoy my $85 donation Stanford!