-Above average research experience: Undergraduate and M.Sc. projects with 4 publications (2 first author, 2 second author) + 1 review article (first author) -Average clinical experience: Hospital volunteering and shadowing -Non-clinical experiences: Teaching Assistantships, volunteer tutoring, worked with some student societies. -Great LORs from research mentors, collaborators, and teaching assistant coordinator
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 08/15/2015
Undergraduate college: Canada
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
Degree Obtained: M.Sc.
Total MCAT SCORE: 472
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.70
Science GPA: 3.70
Summary of Application Experience
I don't know how well things will turn out after interviews but I hope my luck so far will encourage other internationals and late applicants in the future! My key point of advice is don't apply until you are confident in your application, even if that means being a bit late. If you are an MD/PhD applicant, I suggest that you seek a quality research experience where you really get to independently lead a project.
P.S. My list is top-heavy because I only applied to schools that accept international students for their MSTP and some MD-only schools that have great research opportunities.