I used MDApps profiles when I was making my school list so I figured I'd return the favor! Somewhat non-traditional applicant with some unique experiences, though nothing extraordinary. This cycle went far better than I could have possibly dreamed a year ago and I really don't know what it was that made me stand out. Stats are accurate (no writing score though) but the dates below are only approximate. I was complete at all schools by mid-to-late July.
Major takeaways: - I got into nearly all the schools that offered me interviews very early on in the season. - There's no use prepping for interviews if you're a sociable, reasonably confident person. - You'll see the same people over and over on the interview trail and, eventually, in your class so be nice to everyone! - I wrote thank you notes to my interviewers for 3/13 schools and was accepted to one, rejected from one, and waitlisted by one. So clearly no correlation with admissions decisions, but if you have something to say that relates back to your conversation, go for it. - Book your flights on Southwest, if possible. Only airline I know of that lets you change flights for free, which was so necessary when I was juggling my ever-evolving interview schedule.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 06/08/2015
Undergraduate college: Top 10
Undergraduate Area of study: English/Literature
Total MCAT SCORE: 520
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.85
Science GPA: 3.80
Summary of Application Experience
For what it's worth (nothing, I imagine), my top three choices going in were Penn, UChicago, and UCSF, though I really had no idea whether I had a chance at any of them. I haven't listed where I'm matriculating for the sake of privacy, but my final decision ended up being between two very generous merit scholarships. I'm a lucky kid.