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  • Application cycles: 06/07/2016
  • Demographics: Male, 26, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 05/03/2017

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/07/2016

  • Undergraduate college: University of California
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 472
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 118, C/P 118, CARS 118  
  • Overall GPA: 3.78
  • Science GPA: 3.77

Summary of Application Experience

It's time to give back to this community after creeping on this site for so long...

Actual MCAT Scores:
Attempt #1: 512 (130/124/130/128)
Attempt #2: 514 (129/125/132/128)

ECs are very cookie cutter:
- Research ~3000 hours under two PIs- no pubs, one presentation at undergrad symposium, couple of acknowledgements
- Clinical volunteering and part time scribe ~500 hours
- TA for undergrad classes ~2 years
- Pharmacy Technician ~250 hours
- Serving the disabled since 6th grade, many many hours (maybe this is my selling point)

RESULTS: 40 secondaries submitted, 8 interview invites, 5 interviews attended, 4 acceptances. Matriculating UCSD!

I expected nothing going in this application cycle being a standard asian male from CA, but results are much better than what I could've ever imagined. In retrospect, I feel like the most important part of the application is your written application itself-- achievements mean nothing if they are incorrectly presented on paper. Make sure to sell yourself on your application, or you'll be one of the many 3.95+GPA 514+MCAT students applying a second cycle (I personally know 3 friends in this situation).

Not sure if this website has PM options, but feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Good luck!

Applied

Albany Medical College
Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
Boston University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
Drexel University
Florida International University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Indiana University
Loyola University Chicago
Oakland University
Rosalind Franklin University
Saint Louis University
Stanford University
Tufts University
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Francisco
University of California, Irvine
University of Oklahoma
University of Vermont
University of Rochester
Wake Forest University
Wayne State University
Wright State University
Jefferson Medical College
Mayo Medical School
University of Saskatchewan
University of Arizona

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

SUNY Stony Brook
Loma Linda University
New York Medical College

Attended Interview, Rejected

University of California, Davis

Accepted

University of California, San Diego
University of Central Florida
Tulane University
SUNY Downstate

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