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  • anonymoose1640

  • Application cycles: 06/02/2015
  • Demographics: Male, 28, East Asian
  • Home state: New Jersey
  • Last Active: 01/04/2017
  • Brief Profile: 2014 MCAT between 30 and 35. No writing score.
    cGPA and sGPA between 3.5 and 3.8
    Traditional applicant
    Low(ish) stats + strong ECs = applying very, very broadly

    **all stats/demographics/applications may be slightly altered to maintain anonymity**
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/02/2015

    • Undergraduate college: Top 10
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 511
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 126, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.60
    • Science GPA: 3.60

    Summary of Application Experience

    Few notes about my application experience:
    1. I submitted my primary application early, just a few days after AMCAS became available.
    2. I was verified before 7/1/15.
    3. I submitted all of my secondaries within 15 days of receiving them.
    4. My LORs were not received by any school until the end of August.
    5. First II was the end of August. First IA was in October. First Acceptance was in December.
    6. If I hadn't heard anything from a school by 1/1/16 (and they were open to updates), I sent them an update letter detailing new grades, activities, and achievements.
    7. I wrote genuine and personalized thank you notes to each of my interviewers (and received some very nice responses back).
    8. I did not write any letters of intent.
    9. My final decision was heavily influenced by COA and total indebtedness upon graduation.

    The best advice I can give to anyone going through an application process is to keep your friends and family close, keep your chin up, and put your best foot forward! The process is long, painful, expensive, and arduous but the payoff and reward at the end is second to none. Good luck to anyone applying! Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions or concerns :)

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Emory University
    Mayo Medical School
    Vanderbilt University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Tufts University
    University of Vermont
    Rush Medical College
    Stanford University
    Yale University
    Brown University
    Cooper School of Rowan University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Jefferson Medical College
    University of Miami
    Albany Medical College

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Queen's University
    Tulane University
    George Washington University
    Loyola University Chicago

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Accepted

    Harvard University
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Northwestern University
    Georgetown University
    Drexel University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Hofstra University
    Duke University
    Temple University
    New York Medical College
    Boston University
    Dartmouth College

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