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  • Eagles1993

  • Application cycles: 06/01/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 26, Caucasian
  • Home state: Pennsylvania
  • Last Active: 05/15/2018

// Applications //

Application Cycle One: 06/01/2017

  • Undergraduate college: Penn State
  • Undergraduate Area of study: Premedical Studies
  • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
  • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 130, P/S 131, CARS 124
  • Overall GPA: 3.89
  • Science GPA: 3.94

Summary of Application Experience

This is my second year applying. During my first application cycle, I was applying with both a 501 and 507 MCAT. I received 4 interviews with 2 post-interview rejections and 2 waitlists. After not getting in, I retook the MCAT and scored a 517. I received a lot more interviews but applied to twice the amount of schools. I did not receive my first MD acceptance until March. Ironically, my first two MD acceptances were the schools that rejected me post-interview my first application cycle.

TAKEAWAYS:
Apply early
Only take the MCAT once if you can. Trust the scores you receive through the AAMC practice tests.
Make sure you have significant volunteering in both clinical and community service. This is one area I felt really held me back.
Do Research if possible. Again, I did not do this and felt like some schools expected research in some capacity.
Get really good letters of recommendation. At least get one from a physician.
Scribe!!!! I did this over shadowing because it is more involved. You will learn A LOT.
Have someone read over your primary application and secondarys
Practice with someone for interviews.
My last advice is to relax! You will be a doctor if you want it bad enough. Apply MD and DO.

Applied, Rejected

Philadelphia College - Philadelphia

Applied, Withdrew

Loyola University Chicago
Medical College of Wisconsin

Application Complete, Rejected

Boston University
Brown University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Hofstra University
Jefferson Medical College
Mayo Medical School
New York Medical College
Oakland University
Temple University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Vermont
Virginia Tech Carilion
Wake Forest University
Albany Medical College
Pennsylvania State University
Harvard University

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Edward Via Virginia College
Rosalind Franklin University

Attended Interview

Indiana University

Attended Interview, Rejected

Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Quinnipiac University - Frank H. Netter School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
West Virginia University
University of South Florida
Case Western Reserve University
University of Rochester

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Lake Erie College - Erie

Accepted

Drexel University
The Commonwealth Medical College
Nova Southeastern University

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