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  • Application cycles: 05/23/2016
  • Demographics: Female, 25, East Asian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Last Active: 07/14/2017

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 05/23/2016

  • Undergraduate college: Texas
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 526
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 132, CARS 132  
  • 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).
Tri-i (Cornell)
UT southwestern
Icahn Mt. Sinai
Penn State
Thoams jefferson
State U of NY, Upstate

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:
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:

WashU and Vanderbilt pay for flights and accommodation. Most other schools pay for accommodation.

Applied, Rejected

University of Texas, Southwestern
University of Connecticut
University of Virginia
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Cornell University
Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
Johns Hopkins University
Columbia University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Clinic Medical School
Harvard University

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Washington University in St. Louis
SUNY Upstate
Baylor College
Yale University

Attended Interview

University of Pennsylvania
Emory University
Vanderbilt University


Northwestern University
Stanford University

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