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  • Application cycles: 06/14/2016
  • Demographics: Female, 31
  • Home state: Michigan
  • Last Active: 03/09/2019
  • Brief Profile: Other peoples MD Applicant profiles have been very helpful to me so Im paying it forward.

    - Took >5 years off between undergrad and med school matriculation
    - Re-applicant; took both old and new MCAT (old MCAT score had expired)
    - LizzyM 65-70: MCAT 2015 (>507); upward GPA trend undergrad through grad (overall, >3.3)
    - Science-heavy MPH at top university with global health research experience
    - Multiple significant research experiences: presented posters at conferences but no publications
    - Longitudinal ECs with underserved

    Dates are estimates. Stats and ethnicity not accurate; Other option is not working.

    *Edited 4/20/2017: After a long but wonderfully successful cycle, Im honored and grateful to be on the other end. Best of luck to all!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/14/2016

    • Undergraduate college: Public university (R1)
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Top 10 public university (R1)
    • Area of Study: Other
    • Degree Obtained: MPH
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
    • Overall GPA: 1.00
    • Science GPA: 1.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    2017 AMCAS cycle // Nontrad, re-applicant, LizzyM 65-70 // Pre-II R: 11 // Pre-II hold: 3 // II: 25 // Interviews attended: 13
    Post-II withdrawals: 12 // Post-interview rejections: 2 // Post-interview waitlist: 2 // Acceptances: 7 !!! (is this the real life, is this just fantasy?)​

    Application timeline:
    - 5/2016: Transcripts received by AMCAS
    - 6/2016: Submitted AMCAS primary. Verified within 2-3 weeks
    - 7/2016: Retook MCAT (previous MCAT score more than three years old)
    - 8/2016: MCAT scores received and sent to schools
    - 8/2016: First interview invites received; first interview attended
    - 9/2016: Interview invites received; attended interviews
    - 10/2016: Interview invites received; attended interviews; OMG ACCEPTED
    - 11/2016: Attended interviews; interview decisions
    - 12/2016: Interview invites received; interview decisions; scholarship awards
    - 1/2017: Interview invites received; scholarship award
    - 2/2017: Attended final interviews; post-acceptance withdrawal from 1 school
    - 3/2017: Interview decisions; attended second-look weekends; additional scholarship awards; began receiving finaid estimates
    - 4/2017: Attended second-look weekends; additional scholarship award; post-acceptance withdrawals from 5 schools

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Arizona
    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Francisco
    Boston University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School
    Mayo Medical School

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Wisconsin

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Dartmouth College
    Drexel University
    Florida International University
    Indiana University
    University of Miami
    Northeastern Ohio Universities
    Tulane University
    University of Kentucky
    University of South Florida
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Virginia Tech Carilion
    Western University of Health Sciences

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Vanderbilt University
    Yale University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Cincinnati
    University of Iowa

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Duke University
    George Washington University

    Accepted

    University of California, San Diego
    University of Vermont
    University of Louisville
    Michigan State University
    University of Illinois
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Wayne State University

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