Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 526
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.99
Science GPA: 4.00
Summary of Application Experience
International student. Non-Canadian. New MCAT (100% percentile).
MD only: Case Western (university program and college program), Stanford, Yale MD-PhD only (Only applied to MSTP without MD at first and rerouted to MD when rejected from MDPhD before MD deadline for SUNY, Cornell, AECOM). Harvard Upenn WUSL Tri-i (Cornell) Hopkins Columbia northwestern Vanderbilt emory Baylor Dartmouth UVA UT southwestern Icahn Mt. Sinai AECOM Penn State Thoams jefferson State U of NY, Upstate Uconn
Interview invites: - Stanford and Yale (Applied to MD only); - WashU Saint Luis, Dartmouth and SUNY Upstate (Applied to MDPHD, rejected from MDPHD, then applied to MD only); - Northwestern, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Emory, Baylor, Jefferson, Penn State (MDPhD)
Interview attended: Stanford (MD only), Northwestern, UPenn, Emory, Vanderbilt (withdrew from all other schools that invited me to interviews)
Accepetance: Northwestern (MDPhD), Stanford (MD)
MDPhD international friendly schools: UPenn, WashU, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Emory, Baylor, UT Southwestern (from SDN users)
Useful stats for international students: http://premedusa.blogspot.com/2014/06/US-Medical-Schools-for-Internationals-Updated.html Notes for international MDPhD applicants: All MDPhD applicants, regardless of citizenship, apply broadly (10~30 schools). Even the best applicants face a lot of uncertainties and usually everyone gets ~5 interview invitations, even those with high stats. International applicants should apply broadly to almost every school that would consider international students. All of the MDPhD international friendly schools mentioned above shall be applied for. Other international applicants for MDPhD can be found on SDN (Student Doctor Network), in the Physician-Scientist forum. "Fencer" is a program director of an MDPhD program and I am very thankful for his precious advice during the application cycle. My experience has been that I receive interview invites and interview dates later in the cycle -- I got Vandy, Emory and Baylor all scheduled in January (one of their last interview dates) and they did not tell me until late November -- December. Thus, don't freak out in September when you see other MDPhD applicants getting IIs (interview invites). I think they put international students last if funding is limited (see UVa quote in the UVa section below). They may have invited me when other interview invitees withdrew applications before interviews due to other offers, since we start getting offers in November.
An international MDPhD applicant who was very very successful: https://www.mdapplicants.com/profile.php?id=30213
WashU and Vanderbilt pay for flights and accommodation. Most other schools pay for accommodation.
University of Texas, Southwestern
Combined PhD/MSTP: Yes
Secondary Completed: No
Interview Invite: No
Interview Attended: No
Summary of Experience:
I know of one international student who was interviewed there.
Summary of Experience:
- sometimes review non USA residents /non citizens - The bar is obviously extremely high for non-USA residence and non-USA citizens. - tend to look at permanent residence and US citizens first (financial pressure)