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  • User #5316

  • Application cycles: 2005
  • Demographics: Male, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Anthro major, undergrad anthro research, extensive ED volunteer work, clinical trial research assistant, math tutor for long-term patients at Children's Hospital, YMCA camp counselor, traveled and worked throughout Europe, lots of non-profit work experience (human rights + environmental), record company exec, restaurant manager, departmental and college honors, Div. III baseball team, trombone, guitar, amateur DJ, etc...
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2005

    • Undergraduate college: UCLA
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.37
    • Science GPA: 3.56

    Summary of Application Experience

    August MCATer who completed his primary AMCAS in mid-September. I wasn't complete at most schools until early December. I got most of my rejections in January and, in a moment of frustration, applied to, and got into, Georgetown SMP as a backup in early April. I was told by my interviewers at both schools where I interviewed that I had a well written personal statement, so I am now wondering if the schools that rejected me even looked at my application beyond the numbers. Who cares, I got into a great school.

    My unique path: Learned my lessons the hard way. Barely graduated from high school and failed out of college my first year. Moved from VA to CA to work. After four years of trying different things, traveling throughout Europe, and lots of soul searching, I decided that I wanted to practice medicine (insert long winded answer to 'why medicine?' here). But first, I had to start from the bottom at a local community college where I had to get honest with myself, swallow my pride, and take remedial math classes. Worked my butt off. Transferred to UCLA in '03 with a 3.92 from my CC. My AMCAS stats don't reflect the improvement I made in my soph.-senior years where I had close to a 3.9 overall and a 3.9 science gpa, (4.00, 3.80, 3.94, respectively, although you might want to check my math), while balancing ~25+ hours of ECs/work a week.

    Applied, Rejected

    University of North Carolina
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, San Diego
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Indiana University

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Maryland
    Tulane University
    Johns Hopkins University
    Georgetown University
    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Wake Forest University
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    University of Virginia
    University of Southern California
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Pennsylvania
    University of Michigan
    University of California, Davis
    Stanford University
    Northwestern University
    Mayo Medical School
    George Washington University
    Dartmouth College
    Cornell University
    Case Western Reserve University

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    University of Vermont
    University of California, Irvine
    Loyola University Chicago
    Albany Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Wisconsin


    Oregon Health & Science University

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