3 years hospital work, lots of community service, lots of research, some physician shadowing
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2006
Undergraduate college: Weber State University
Undergraduate Area of study: Nursing/Pharmacy/Medical Technology
Total MCAT SCORE: 507
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.76
Science GPA: 3.64
Summary of Application Experience
Save your money so you won't have to turn down any interviews. It gets really expensive! 01/12/07 Interview at U of U 01/23/07 Interview at SLU 01/26/07 Interview at Michigan State 02/06/07 Interview at LLU
Applied pretty late this year but have still gotten a few interviews. Was hoping for an acceptance at Michigan State but got placed on alternate list four days after my interview. Wow!
03/01/07 Accepted at SLU! Feels good. Hopefully will get more exciting news from LLU or U of U. Either way... I'm really going to med school!
03/25/07 Received acceptance to University of Utah. Woohoo! Still waiting for Loma Linda decision... can't decide where to go between the two of them but most likely will be the U.
This is my second application cycle. Applied to 23 schools last year, got interviews at 4 and only 2 waitlists. This time around, I applied to schools that better fit my stats and had programs that fit the area of medicine I will be going into.
A few pieces of advice I have to offer: -Don't give up, if you have the right motivation and decent stats, it will eventually happen! -Don't think that a late application will totally ruin your chances of getting in anywhere. My AMCAS was verified only a day or two before the deadline (I wouldn't recommend doing it this way though... not good for the nerves). -Be yourself in your interviews. Most of the time the interviewers just want to know that you have the ability to communicate well. Try to make it as casual as possible. -Always come up with a few questions to ask about the school after your interviews. All of my interviewers gave me a chance for this. Having questions to ask about the school shows them that you have a real interest in their program and that you are the type of person to thoroughly research your schools.
Other than that, good luck! It is definitely a strange and haphazard process, but, in the end, its worth it. :)