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  • decentlydope

  • Application cycles: 06/01/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 25, African
  • Home state: Florida
  • Last Active: 12/16/2017
  • Brief Profile: Actual MCAT in 2017: 509 (127/126/128/128). Don't have time to retake so it'll have to do.

    I'm aiming for the stars so if I fall, I'll fall on clouds! My MCAT and my minimal research are my biggest weaknesses, so I realize my top choices are a long shot (I have God on my side though). I've been an LPN for 4 years so I'm really trying to emphasize my clinical experience on my application. Here's a little about my stats/involvement:

    • Clinical Experience : over 7000 hours over 4 years
    - Substance Abuse Nursing
    - Geriatric Nursing

    • Volunteering (Non-medical): over 300 hours

    • Sociology Research (community oriented): 40 hours

    • Physician Shadowing
    - Addictionologist: 50 hours
    - Urologist: 40 hours
    - Cardiologist: 45 hours

    • Leadership/Teaching
    - Director of Clinical Skills for on campus club that does mission trips abroad
    - Nursing Preceptor for new nurses
    - Leading multiple seizure responses and other emergencies in the clinical setting

    • Awards/Recognitions
    - Dean’s and President’s list multiple times
    - Scholars award from my university
    - Valedictorian of graduating nursing class

    Note: I'm a FAP recipient so I'm only applying to 16 schools.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/01/2017

    • Undergraduate college: University of Central Florida
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 128, C/P 127, P/S 128, CARS 126
    • Overall GPA: 3.87
    • Science GPA: 3.82

    Summary of Application Experience

    I really hope my profile helps someone! Ive spent HOURS on this site over the past year and I feel that its given me a better idea on the schools Im applying to and the type of applicants they accept. Ill probably be on this site a-lot during my cycle so feel free to open a discussion with me for anything I could possibly help with!

    My school rankings in terms of preference

    1. Harvard Medical School
    2. Stanford Medical School
    3. University of Pennsylvania SOM
    4. Johns Hopkins SOM
    5. University of Florida COM
    6. Weil Cornell SOM
    7. UCLA SOM
    8. University of Chicago SOM
    9. University of North Carolina SOM
    10. University of Washington SOM
    11. University of Michigan SOM
    12. University of Miami SOM
    13. University of South Florida COM
    14. Florida State University COM
    15. University of Central Florida COM
    16. Florida International University COM

    Application Complete

    Cornell University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Michigan
    Florida International University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Chicago
    University of North Carolina
    Harvard University
    Stanford University
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Washington

    Invited for Interview

    University of South Florida

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Florida State University

    Accepted

    University of Florida
    University of Central Florida
    University of Miami

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