Will be starting a master in medical sciences this Fall, while I am applying. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the process for others in the future.
1st MCAT: July 2014. (Old) Studied with Princeton crash-course. It was awesome, I was not! Took MCAT and got a 27. BS: 10, PS: 9, V: 8. I was shocked! Who knew practicing in the 30s range (while pausing and looking up answers) would not be reflected on the actual exam?! *slaps hand*
I retook the MCAT January 28, 2017.Working full-time and studying for 2.5 months. Practiced hitting 510 range. Got sick the whole week leading up to MCAT...506. Somewhat ambivalent about my scores....(B/B was 91 percentile..guess it was a hard section!! However, still debating whether I will retake or not)
Experience: - Fluent in English, Spanish - 1000+ hours of clinical volunteering (ER scribe) - Emergency Room volunteer - 1.5 years laboratory research, 1 year clinical research - 1 year experience Community Service Director of campus organization: led several community projects - Currently volunteering with Habitat 4 Humanity and Donate Life - Full-time work experience (throughout undergrad) - Hobbies: sports, poetry - Some scholarships.
Key: S: Submitted Secondary C: Application Complete I: Interview Invite Date A: Acceptance Date W: Waitlist Date R: Rejection Date
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 07/09/2017
Undergraduate college: top 20
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Institution: Midwest School
Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
Degree Obtained: MA
Total MCAT SCORE: 509
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.20
Science GPA: 3.20
Summary of Application Experience
04/29: Qualified for FAP! Big relief! 07/10: Application submitted to AMCAS for verification. 07/14: Application submitted to TMDSAS for verification. I had some people take a look at my application. (The 1st application cycle ever, I had sections missing. I realized this the next year! Apparently, TMDSAS has a weird save feature which only saves whatever section you're on. So don't press continue, then save 5 pages later! Otherwise, those previous 4 pages are gone.) 07/21: GW secondary invite. They send these within days of submitting your application even though it hasn't yet been verified. 07/21: GW secondary completed. 07/31: Added schools to AMCAS application. (Has not yet been verified) 08/01: BU secondary invite. Tufts secondary invite. 08/02: Tufts secondary submitted. 08/04: AMCAS verified. WVU secondary invite. Rosalind secondary invite. Wisconsin secondary invite. SUNY Downstate secondary invite. Rosalind secondary complete. UW 08/05: VCU, WMich, Temple, & Keck secondary invite. 08/07: MCW, Oakland, WMed, SLU, Iowa, Georgetown, Penn State, Einstein & Miami secondary invite. Tufts Application complete. 08/08: Morehouse, Quinnipiac, Loyola, & Maryland secondary invite. Baylor application complete. 08/09: Rochester & Wayne secondary invite. SLU secondary submitted. 08/10: Wake Forest secondary invite. 08/16: VCU pre-secondary rejection. 1st rejection. Doesn't sting as much as it used to.