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  • User #4315

  • Application cycles: 2005
  • Demographics: Male, African
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: National Health Alliance(President)
    Biology Peer Advisor
    SMEP @ Columbia
    Summer Institute in Math and Science
    Student Library Assistant
    TA for Upper Division Biology
    Reader/Grader for Lower Division Dance and Biology
    Community Service Officer
    Junior Preceptorship @ Stanford University
    Research on Toxoplasmosis @ Palo Alto Medical Foundation
    Local Action Coalition
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2005

    • Undergraduate college: UCSC
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 496
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 124, C/P 125, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.50
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    So even though I didn't ace the MCAT I did well enough to get interviews at some of the best schools in the nation. I am extremely happy with the process and hope that by May 15th I will be saving my spot at a top choice. Here is what I think got my this far:

    1) Very Very Strong LOR's (Have a about 6 very strong from doctors and professors)

    2) Good trend in GPA

    3) Strong activities including leadership roles

    4) Good AMCAS and secondary essays

    5) Came from a single mother, father in jail

    So, the only downer is the MCAT. I have been lucky enough that schools have turned their attention away from the score and looked at me as a whole. Good luck to anyone in this process and I will keep you all updated.


    University of Washington

    Applied, Rejected

    Wake Forest University
    Vanderbilt University
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Irvine

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Chicago
    Harvard University
    Cornell University
    Columbia University
    Brown University

    Application Complete

    Yale University
    Tulane University
    Northwestern University
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Southern California
    Stanford University
    Dartmouth College
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Attended Interview

    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    Boston University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Case Western Reserve University


    University of California, San Francisco
    University of Illinois
    University of California, Davis

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