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  • MSTPtastic

  • Application cycles: 06/18/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 31, Caucasian
  • Home state: Alabama
  • Last Active: 09/21/2015
  • Brief Profile: Majored in both a Social Science and Biology in college. I applied to 15 MSTP programs last year, waitlisted at two programs. I didn't have any clinical experience last year, and my major problem was applying too early.

    Stats:
    MCAT is between 36 and 40, GPA is between 3.5 and 3.69.

    Research:
    I have 3 years research experience in small microbiology lab at good Midwestern state school. One 2nd author paper, one international conference. I will be continuing to work in a new microbio lab during this upcoming year.

    Non clinical extracurriculars:
    Forensics, 4 years in college
    Bio club, 1 year in college
    Political stuff, 3 years in first half of college
    Scattered odds and ends (acting, that sort of thing)

    Clinical experience:
    Hospital volunteer, 1 year
    Shadowing, 50 hours

    LORs: It's impossible to know for sure, but I think my letters are strong. I was told last year that two of my letters were very strong, and this year I'm adding in a letter from my volunteering experience.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/18/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Top 30 Liberal Arts
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 1.00
    • Science GPA: 1.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    I'm trying to get into a MD/PhD program in the same area as my SO (who's applying MD), so this could get tricky! I'm applying to as many schools as I can to increase the chances of this happening.

    About 1/3rd huge reach, 1/3rd reasonable, and 1/3rd where my numbers are higher than average. Last year I was waitlisted at a huge reach school, so who knows what can happen?

    Applied

    Mayo Medical School
    University of California, Davis
    University of Maryland

    Application Complete

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    University of Michigan
    Boston University
    Tufts University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    University of Pennsylvania
    Case Western Reserve University
    Harvard University
    Loyola University Chicago
    University of Massachusetts
    University of Virginia
    University of Colorado
    University of California, San Diego
    Temple University
    Stanford University
    University of Utah
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Yale University

    Invited for Interview

    University of Wisconsin
    University of Connecticut
    SUNY Stony Brook
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Illinois
    Northwestern University
    Drexel University

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