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  • User #3459

  • Application cycles: 2005
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Minnesota
  • Brief Profile: community advisor (RA) for the arts house
    two summers of cancer research
    ER volunteer
    children's hospital playroom supervisor
    Kid's Club TV volunteer
    chemistry tutor
    anesthesiologist assistant at Mayo
    Mayo Scholarship
    Dean's list
    various clubs and sports
    1 2nd author on publication
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2005

    • Undergraduate college: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 130, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.82
    • Science GPA: 3.79

    Summary of Application Experience

    Let's begin.
    R = Received
    S = Submitted
    C = Application Complete
    I = Interview
    A = Accepted
    W = Withdraw

    June 1st: Submitted Application

    June 8th: Application Processed/Completed

    June 17th: Oh, what the hell. Added Harvard and Penn.

    July 5th: Added UCLA. Get me out of this cold state.

    July 10th: Secondaries coming in.

    August 3rd: First Interview Invite: Pritzker

    October 29-Nov.: Been to 9 interviews thus far. 2 waitlists, 2 non-rolling schools, and 5 waiting on a decision.

    Nov. 16: Got into the UofMN! One of my first choices. It feels wonderful.

    Nov. 23: Northwestern! I can't believe it.

    Nov. 29: So I've done a lot better than I ever imagined thus far. I have no idea how I'm going to pick between Case and Northwestern - I loved them both. If I get into Mayo, it will be even harder. It's a good situation to be in, though. I consider myself very lucky.

    Breakdown of the schools:
    Facilities: Mayo > Northwestern > Iowa > UChicago > Case > UMN > Georgetown > UPitt > USC
    Location: UMN > Northwestern > Georgetown > UPitt > Iowa > Mayo > Case > UChicago > USC
    Cost (Least to Most): Mayo >>> UMN > Case > UPitt/Northwestern/UChicago > Iowa > Georgetown > USC
    Overall Feel: Mayo > Northwestern > Case > UMN/Iowa > UChicago > Georgetown > UPitt > USC

    Jan. 12: Mayo is taking forever. they are my #1 choice.

    March 30: So I just got my waitlist info from Mayo. I knew it was coming but I had no idea that they would keep around 115 people on it. Last year 15 or so people got off the list, so why wouldn't they make a list of at most their class size (36 regular MDs)? Plus they don't rank, which makes it all the more confusing.
    Anyway, I am really looking forward to going to Northwestern. I was blown away by the place when I went to visit. It looked like everything was made new for our entering class. I guess the only benefit (besides the low tuition) of attending Mayo over NU would be that my family is close. I think it's time to get out of Minnesota.

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Minnesota, Duluth
    University of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Pennsylvania
    Stanford University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Harvard University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Loyola University Chicago
    Rosalind Franklin University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Tulane University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Emory University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    University of Chicago

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Iowa
    Georgetown University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Pittsburgh


    University of Southern California
    Case Western Reserve University
    Northwestern University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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