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  • User #5926

  • Application cycles: 2006
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: Wisconsin
  • Brief Profile: Dean's List X6 (6 possible semesters)

    ACS Excellence in Inorganic Chemistry Award (Given to 1 student / year)
    4 semesters of volunteering in UW-Madison Hospital Peds Clinic
    5 semesters of research (Arabidopsis Lab)
    UW Madison DDR Club President
    1 year on a residence Hall Leadership Team, planning resident events
    Shadowed a hand specialist (16 hours of experience)
    Shadowed a Pediatrician and his residents and med students (1 semester)
    6 years Customer Service Representative at a tennis/fitness center
    2 Semesters tutoring students from underrepresented backgrounds (TRIO program)
    2 Semesters as a Residence Hall Housefellow (RA)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2006

    • Undergraduate college: University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, CARS 130  
    • Overall GPA: 3.74
    • Science GPA: 3.81

    Summary of Application Experience

    6/20/2006: MCAT scores come back. I'm pleasantly surprised, and push forward with the application process.

    6/26/2006: My school notifies me that they've sent out my transcript.

    6/28/2006: I submit my primary (transcript hasn't arrived yet.)

    7/10/2006: I get an email indicating that my transcript arrived on 7/3/2006. My status is changed to ready for review.

    8/1/2006: Verified, and added 4 more schools. Bring on the secondaries!

    8/4/2006: By now, I've received 4 secondaries, and the University of Michigan autoinvited me for an interview based on my numbers. Huzzah! I'm completing one school's essays per day, 90 minutes per essay. I feel it's a good way to manage my time. =)

    9/18/2006: Sorry, all, for the lack of updates! It's been a really busy time for me. I started my RA position, which has been eating a bit of time. I have finished all the secondaries, and I'm still waiting on some letters of recommendation to get into three of my 10 schools (meaning that I'm complete at 7). I just heard from CWRU that I've been invited, and my status at Pritzker changed a few days ago without an invite, so I assume the worst there. Hopes are still out, though! I look forward to my UMich interview this Friday.

    9/22/2006: Busy day, lots of highs and lows! Finished with the Michigan Interview. It was much more of a sales pitch than I expected; apparrently they're really into getting the applicants that they accept. Hopefully it's me! I was invited to interview at UWisc, my home school, and rejected from Pritzker without an interview. Seems odd, as I feel that I'm at least competitive enough to be rejected post-interview! =) Ah, well. Happy hunting, all!

    10/16/2006: Interview at MCW, waitlisted at UMich../boo.

    11/14/2006: UWisc, my home school, rejects me today. I'm in-state here. So..2008 application cycle, anyone?

    12/8/2006: MCW interview is weird.. I don't know what I think, for sure. I was invited today to UMN-TC. I'm excited for that one! It's a great prospect for me.

    12/20/2006: I continue to lack success between interview and matriculation; this time, MCW, after their hellish interview, shoots me down. I'm not particularly surprised, but I was hoping...

    It's becoming a struggle as I'm realistically having to accept what to do for the next 1-2 years should this not work out..

    Application Complete

    Loyola University Chicago
    Johns Hopkins University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Chicago
    Michigan State University
    Harvard University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Michigan

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