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  • DrKevorkian

  • Application cycles: 07/08/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 26, Caucasian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 05/29/2018
  • Brief Profile: Awarded Trustee Scholarship
    Plasma Physics Research (1 year)
    Won Essay Contest
    Tutoring Various Science Subjects (1 year)
    Inducted into Tribeta National Biological Honor Society
    Shadowing 100 hours
    Vice President of Biology Biotech Club
    Applying without any volunteering in work/activities
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/08/2015

    • Undergraduate college: WPUNJ
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 126  
    • Overall GPA: 3.75
    • Science GPA: 3.69

    Summary of Application Experience

    AMCAS Verified 8/5
    letters received 8/3
    Problem with DO school I applied to: they didn't get my MCAT scores and I had no idea that I had to release it to AACOMAS. When I finally did it, my secondary was finally complete and I got an invite the same day. I have only received rejections from the MD schools I applied to. A couple key pieces of information to consider: the 30 that i got was a third retake. I got a 25, 29, and 30. I took the test three times all with inadequate preparation. More importantly, though, I had absolutely no volunteering and it's seeming more and more that clinical volunteering is practically a prerequisite unless of course your mcat is amazing or your research is absolutely amazing. A note about my research... I had no conferences, publications, posters, or anything to show for after a little over a year. I would say most of my experiences were light work, especially my shadowing, in which the doctor whinced every time I showed up and I had to write the letter of rec that he would eventually sign. My three other letters were good apparently. The one redeeming experience about my application in my opinion was my tutoring, which is something that I dedicated myself to for a year. As for my personal statement, I worked on my AMCAS one so much, but when I read it now, it seems a bit too grandiose and show-offy... not something youd expect from a guy that only got a 30. With my DO personal statement, I changed it a little bit to make it less braggadocious. Also, it was more geared toward my positive attitude towards osteopathy. This may be why I was offered an interview. If you want to look at my application to gauge your chances for an MD interview, don't look at my application, it sucks overall. A 30 and a 3.75 is not that bad if that is indeed what you have. I would recommend anyone applying to get at least a little bit of that clinical volunteering as it can make all the difference in the world. Thanks for looking at my app!

    Applied

    SUNY Upstate
    Howard University
    Georgetown University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Wake Forest University

    Applied, Rejected

    West Virginia University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    New York Medical College
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Cooper School of Rowan University
    The Commonwealth Medical College
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    University of Connecticut
    Pennsylvania State University
    Queen's University
    Brown University
    Drexel University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine

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