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  • Application cycles: 06/01/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 26, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 04/29/2018   -   Latest Activity

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/01/2017

  • Undergraduate college: UCLA
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 519
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 129, P/S 131, CARS 129
  • Overall GPA: 3.60
  • Science GPA: 3.50

Summary of Application Experience

Personal statement: Strong
Research: Published
LORS: Strong
ECs: Maybe in the top 5% of applicants (things like starting a company)
Upward trend: Yes, last two years had a 4.0 GPA in rough science courses

Primary submitted on June 1st. All secondaries submitted within 2 weeks, except for UCSD and USF Morsani (which both took 4 weeks).

I applied to a lot of top schools because I thought my MCAT and ECs might pull me through. I do not regret most of it, but the results are humbling. A 3.6 closes a lot of doors.

I am very grateful to have had 5 interviews and 2 acceptances. I loved both the schools I got into.

Advice to applicants? Get high stats. Then have some cool ECs. Other than that, pay people with experience to look over your school list. It will save you money. Do not just rely on this website. I am just sharing my results to give people in my situation an idea of what can lie ahead, especially in terms of the months of waiting.

For some reason, the system deleted which schools I interviewed at and got accepted in (plus the notes I added for each), so here it is:

Interview and waitlist: UVM, NYMC, and VCU
Accepted: USF Select and UCR

Applied, Rejected

University of California, Los Angeles
University of Pittsburgh
University of California, San Francisco
Boston University
Stanford University
Case Western Reserve University
University of California, Davis
University of Southern California
University of Michigan
Tufts University
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Harvard University
University of California, San Diego
Albany Medical College

Applied, Withdrew

Ohio State University

Attended Interview

New York Medical College
University of Vermont
Virginia Commonwealth University


University of Florida
University of California, Riverside

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