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  • User #3571

  • Application cycles: 2004
  • Demographics: Female, South Asian
  • Home state: Ohio
  • Brief Profile: Tons of research, I was a full-time tech for 3 years and then completed a Masters at Northwestern. I worked 30hrs a week in undergrad and I very little recent volunteer experience.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2004

    • Undergraduate college: Kent State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Northwestern University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 126, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 2.90

    Summary of Application Experience

    Second time applying after getting the Master's from Northwestern University. I didn't know where I was going till June, so I guess this process took a whole year. I'm non-trad with a below average undergrad performance. However, I have tons of research exp with several publications (2 first author papers and other co-authors. THe Master's really helped me by allowing me to get recent coursework and obtain some really strong LORs. My weakness was my lack of recent clinical and volunteer experience. (I had next to none) But I think my past community work and my background might have spoke to my character.

    I applied to 14 schools, 3 interviews, 3 waitlists, 1 acceptance. My interviews were at OH schools that encourage research. My advice to try your best to have the well rounded application. It's possible to get in without shadowing a doc but it will make the process all the more difficult.


    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Drexel University
    Albany Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Toledo
    Loyola University Chicago
    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Chicago
    University of Pittsburgh
    Wright State University
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Cincinnati
    Ohio State University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

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