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  • User #4778

  • Application cycles: 2005
  • Demographics: Male, Arabic
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Clinical:
    Radiology Department
    Emergency Room
    Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    *Paid Employment-
    Medical Assistant
    Research Coordinator (On-Going)
    Berkeley Medical Journal

    National Youth Policy
    *Paid Employment-
    Store Cashier (3yrs)
    Store Manager (4yrs) (On-Going)
    Dean's List

    This is def. not everything, just all that is coming to my mind at the moment.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2005

    • Undergraduate college: UC Berkeley
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 507
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 127, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.70
    • Science GPA: 3.50

    Summary of Application Experience

    Being from California, even if you have stellar stats and EC's, you gotta apply across the board (30-40 schools).

    Secondaries are terribly time consuming, but they get easier once you get more of them done.

    Try to group interviews together, and always get the earliest date possible for an interview.

    My only acceptance was from my latest interview. I can't believe how fast UIC responded:
    11-20 invite
    12-7 interview
    12-19 accepted.
    You really can't beat that. And UIC is a really great school!


    *You will get stressed out when..
    -your friend has 12 secondaries, and you only have 6, but it don't matter, everyone gets secondaries to ~90% of the schools they apply to.
    -you are between your first and second batch of interviews. But schools will get around to you.
    -a school has rendered a decision, and you are guarding the mail box and scaring the neighbors... but that can only really go away once you got an acceptance.

    *Stay active in the healthcare field while applying- adcomms love to hear about up-to-date research.

    *Know your application, and your motivations for entering medicine and their particular school.

    *Know your healthcare in and out and be familiar with common ethical issues

    *The more confident you are during the interview, the better your chances and the easier your interview will go. I think of adcomms as vultures, cuz they only prey on the weak and fraile- go in strong and they will just go with the flow. If you are passive, they will start grilling you on the sh*t you don't want to hear (bad grades/healthcare policy/ethics)

    Applied, Rejected

    West Virginia University
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Wright State University
    Wayne State University
    University of Vermont
    University of Southern California
    University of Miami
    University of Maryland
    University of Cincinnati
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Loyola University Chicago
    Harvard University
    George Washington University
    Drexel University
    Creighton University
    Brown University
    Dartmouth College
    University of California, San Diego
    University of Toledo
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Pennsylvania State University
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Albany Medical College
    Michigan State University
    Tulane University
    University of California, Davis
    University of California, Irvine
    Temple University
    Tufts University
    Rush Medical College
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Stanford University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Case Western Reserve University
    Charles Drew University/UCLA
    University of Chicago
    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Boston University
    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School


    University of Illinois

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