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  • Abra Kadabra

  • Application cycles: 06/06/2016
  • Demographics: Male, 27, East Asian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 03/06/2017
  • Brief Profile: Graduated in 2015 and have taken the past year off to work as a medical scribe full-time.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/06/2016

    • Undergraduate college: Ivy League
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.70

    Summary of Application Experience

    Applying to 25 medical schools, because I'm in a weird in-between place and don't want to apply again! Let's see how this goes down.

    Just a note: I submitted all my secondaries within 1-3 weeks of receiving them, but wasn't complete at a lot of places until late July-early August, because my school didn't submit the committee letter until then.

    10/17: Wow. I'm in a dark place right now to be honest. I interviewed at 4 schools in September (2 more in October before today) and I didn't get a single acceptance today. It feels really shitty honestly. I woke up this morning super excited because I was told by everyone that today was the ~big day~ that acceptances would start coming out. I was stuck to my phone all day from 5 AM basically. Checking it every few minutes. Absolutely nothing. At first it was OK because no one was posting on the SDN forums or the premed subreddit that they had any acceptances either. Then people were posting about acceptances, but not at the schools that I interviewed at. Then they started posting about being accepted at those schools too. I went and looked back at previous SDN threads and people who didn't get accepted the first day and interviewed in September almost always got waitlisted within the next few days. Guess there's nothing to do but mope a little and then prepare for the next 4 interviews. I thought I'd done really well on at least one or two of them already, but I guess not. I'm not even sure what to do to improve my interview skills :(

    10/31: I AM OFFICIALLY GOING TO BE A DOCTOR. Just got my first acceptance to med school!!! THANK YOU GWU!! I thought I did sooo poorly in this interview, because it was my first one but I'm glad they didn't think so. Found out sitting in a coffee shop and I leapt to my feet ran outside and ran up and down the sidewalk yelping haha. EDIT: Two acceptances in one day!!!! It was a very Happy Halloween. ALSO, to future applicants please don't hype up October 15th too much in your mind. You can still get accepted after even if people who interviewed at the same time/after you hear back then.


    Pennsylvania State University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Columbia University
    Emory University
    Harvard University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania
    Vanderbilt University
    New York University
    Cornell University
    Tulane University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Drexel University
    Tufts University
    University of Maryland
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Temple University
    Jefferson Medical College


    University of Texas, Southwestern
    University of Miami
    University of Southern California
    University of Rochester
    George Washington University
    Hofstra University
    The Commonwealth Medical College

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