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  • alexlex143

  • Application cycles: 07/05/2017
  • Demographics: Female, 32, Hispanic
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 01/19/2020
  • Brief Profile: Graduated in 2011 with a BA in English. Have been post-bac ever since. Realized I wanted to attend medical school around 2012 and have been working towards improving myself as an applicant ever since. LM around 64, which is nothing to write home about; however I have some incredible ECs that span 2 years minimum for all activities and 7 years the longest. Plenty of clinical experiences and shadowing. Some research, nothing special. Have checked all the boxes and then some!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/05/2017

    • Undergraduate college: California State University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: English/Literature
    • Institution: California State University
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 508
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 126, P/S 126, CARS 126
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.30

    Summary of Application Experience

    URM, non-trad applicant. Mediocre undergrad GPA but huge upward trend in 6 years of post-bac and graduate work. Great ECs that span 5 years, mix of clinical and non-clinical activities. Lots of paid clinical work experiences. Certified Medical Assistant. Some research (mostly for graduate degree in Biology).

    Update: So far, I have been blown away at the attention I have received from MD programs. I remember being hesitant to even apply this cycle. This has been a remarkable ride for me thus far. I am absolutely grateful. I have worked extremely hard and I am happy to see that schools are noticing that.

    I have gone back and completed my profile as much as possible. I do hope it provides some much needed help to future applicants, especially those who think they have a long-shot, as did I. This process is unpredictable and you have control of very little after you submit. Put your best foot forward and let the cycle take its course. You will be surprised by some of the outcomes. This process is truly a life experience you wont forget. I wanted to document mine. I hope it helps someone!

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco
    University of California, Irvine

    Applied, Withdrew

    Stanford University

    Application Complete

    University of California, Riverside
    Jefferson Medical College
    Drexel University
    Quinnipiac University - Frank H. Netter School of Medicine
    Temple University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Southern California
    Rosalind Franklin University
    SUNY Downstate
    Brown University
    University of California, San Diego
    Dartmouth College
    University of Michigan
    Tufts University
    University of Arizona
    University of Arizona - Phoenix
    George Washington University
    Rush Medical College

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Pennsylvania State University

    Attended Interview

    Charles Drew University/UCLA
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    New York Medical College

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of California, Davis


    Albany Medical College
    University of Vermont
    Oregon Health & Science University
    University of Washington
    Medical College of Wisconsin

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