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  • FutureMD_1993

  • Application cycles: 05/31/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 28, Hispanic
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 02/15/2018
  • Brief Profile: ------Recent college URM grad pursuing MD/PhD!--------------------

    Graduated but decide to take a gap year after realizing my stats just weren't up to par. Was initially going to do a postbac program at UPenn's specialized studies program but was offered a fellowship at the NIH/NCI. Decided to spend the year working as a research fellow and successfully deferred my app at UPenn for next fall 2018!

    -Surgeon Shadowing (3 months)
    -3 Research labs - 6 months in a stem cell lab, 1 year in a cancer immunotherapy lab, currently an NCI fellow researching CARs/Immunotherapy
    -Presented research at 4 conferences and earned poster award for 1
    -Lab tech work-study job (3 months)
    -Volunteering (100+ hours)
    -Co-founder of public health org promoting heart health and bp awareness (1 year)
    -SMDEP Scholar (UCLA) - Summer
    -Upper-division biology course TA (400+ hours)
    -Community college tutor/TA (500+ hours) ------ Transfer student!

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/31/2017

    • Undergraduate college: UC San Diego
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: University of Pennsylvania LPS
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Degree Obtained: Certificate - Deferred until 2018
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 507
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 128, C/P 127, P/S 128, CARS 124
    • Overall GPA: 3.36
    • Science GPA: 3.20

    Summary of Application Experience

    Real MCAT score: 507 (128 CPBS, 128 BBLS. 124 CARS, 127 PSBB) - Proud of the score overall especially the section scores but super disappointed with the CARS section. Fingers crossed! Due to my low-average stats Im casting a wide net and applying to 25+ schools. Luck favors the prepared! :)

    06/01/2017: AMCAS application submitted - Had transcripts, MCAT scores, and most LORs already submitted beforehand so I applied on first day.
    06/08/2017: AMCAS app processed and submitted to schools
    06/28//2017: Got my first secondary! And from UMich nonetheless, excited to get started!

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, Irvine

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Miami
    University of Maryland

    Application Complete

    Tufts University
    University of Rochester
    University of Colorado
    University of California, San Diego
    Dartmouth College
    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    Georgetown University
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of California, Davis
    University of Washington
    University of North Carolina
    University of Southern California
    University of Wisconsin
    Cornell University
    Boston University
    Duke University
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Northwestern University

    Attended Interview

    Indiana University
    Ohio State University
    University of Massachusetts
    Oregon Health & Science University

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