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  • User #5886

  • Application cycles: 2006
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: Illinois
  • Brief Profile: Two articles published and two in review, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, clinical research on stroke and movement disorders, research and scientific presentations abroad, posters at several neurology conferences, four years of teaching experience in anatomy, lots of creative/artistic extracurriculars, very detailed/supportive LOR's from my wonderful mentors.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2006

    • Undergraduate college: University of Illinois at Chicago
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Computing and Information Science
    • Institution: Master of Science in Kinesiology
    • Area of Study: Computing and Information Science
    • Degree Obtained: MS
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 505
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 125, C/P 126, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.90

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/23/06 Here we go!

    6/29/06 Received secondary from Columbia University within 3 days...I don't think they screen primary apps...

    8/15/06 I don't think anybody screens primaries anymore... got all the secondries back way too fast. The only one I know has been screened is Wayne State. Everybody else seems to want your money before they'll spend the time.

    10/18/06: Three interviews so far! Pray that you get one interview invitation before the post-secondary rejections come. This small psychological buffer does wonders! P.S. The first rejection feels like a funeral, but you will get over it.

    12/30/07: Dropped off the face of the earth once I got a few acceptances and had to work on financial aid hoop jumping. I am now starting my second semester at Loyola and am loving it! I feel incredibly fortunate to be at this school which is unique in its focus on student centered learning and patient centered care. You truly feel like you are hand picked (e.g. the Chair of the admissions committee personally called me on the telephone to inform me of my acceptance). The emphasis on humanistic values in medicine comes through loud and clear in all of our course work. I am glad that this is being emphasized early on in my professional development. It helps to counteract the cynicism and commercialism that currently permeates so much of American medicine. For other nontrads out there: Avoir la tete plus dur que les autres! Work hard, be persistent, and remain honest with yourself about your motivations and capabilities. You can do this if it is what you really want!

    Applied, Rejected

    Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Michigan
    University of Chicago
    Saint Louis University
    Northwestern University
    New York University
    Michigan State University
    Jefferson Medical College
    Wayne State University
    University of Pittsburgh
    Drexel University
    Columbia University
    University of Illinois

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Rush Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Southern Illinois University
    Albany Medical College


    Loyola University Chicago
    Rosalind Franklin University

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