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  • sevenblizzards

  • Application cycles: 06/06/2015
  • Demographics: Female, 30, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 01/11/2017
  • Brief Profile: Overview:
    Creating an MD apps profile to serve reapplicant hopefuls, and borderline hopefuls in their professional journeys. Applied for the first time in the 2013-2014 cycle, and didn't receive a single interview. Retook the MCAT (+2), and currently work full-time in translational research, and volunteer for a women's health org. Also, i increased my shadowing hours with physicians/med students stateside and abroad. Two years makes a big difference, and am both savoring and enjoying my time outside of the school system.

    Declining GPA--those upper div sciences are no joke. Probably the biggest red flag in my application. Don't have time/money for a post-bac. so hoping ad coms look past it with my MCAT.
    Minored in international development.
    Took Spanish classes for a year.
    Took 20 units my last 3 semesters basically of college. (Cal has such interesting classes. Go Bears!)

    1 year+ clinical research
    international medical volunteering/shadowing
    health worker for a semester
    2 years volunteering in pediatric research
    counselor at a science camp
    coordinator/manager for student housing
    Outreach volunteer for women's health organization

    I play soccer more days of the week than not. Both in college, and after.

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/06/2015

    • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    9/10/15: So far, just silence. Rejected from UHSU, and VCU (which was unexpected). Hold for re-review at GW (rejected most likely). Small pooled at Vermont. Will post when/if the II come.

    10/2/15: I GOT MY FIRST II AHHHHHH! As a reapplicant, this means the world to me. NEVER GIVE UP! The interviews come when you least expect it. I highly suggest spending less time on SDN, and learning a new skill, doing something you love--for fun, for a cause you're passionate about, etc. On hold from EVMS. Rejected from Rosalind Franklin (also wtf?)

    10/28/15: Hold from Penn State. Silence abounds

    11/7/15: rejected from Case Western, GW

    12/8/15: Got two II--one to Netter and one to a DO school in Pomona. So excited! Been awhile since a chance to interview, and many rejections in the meantime. Both interviews are scheduled for January.

    1/29/16: ACCEPTED TO NETTER! Going to be a doctor!!! Matriculating!

    Attended Interview

    Albany Medical College


    Queen's University

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