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  • Application cycles: 05/30/2019
  • Demographics: Female, 38, African
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 09/17/2019
  • Brief Profile: There are not many complete MD-PhD profiles on here, and especially not many URM ones, so I am hoping this helps ease (or feed) the neuroticism of some of you all out there. I know I have spent way too much time perusing these profiles so I like to think of this as an act of giving back.

    I applied all MSTP and will be using this to keep track of my application cycle and write feedback for any schools that I interview at. I will not be posting too many personal details because, again, there are not very many URMs applying to MSTPs so I would be VERY easy to identify (demographics fudged for privacy), but I am hoping that my timeline, costs, and general application tracking and reflections will help out future applicants.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/30/2019

    • Undergraduate college: HYPSM
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 131, P/S 131, CARS 130
    • Overall GPA: 3.89
    • Science GPA: 3.88

    Summary of Application Experience

    GENERAL TIPS/NOTES
    - I applied to 17 schools total, all MSTP.
    - I pre-wrote all my secondaries (highly recommend!!!) so I was able to turn almost all of them around in less than a day. Pre-writing honestly saved my life and I found secondaries so much less stressful than others did because of it. Check the SDN school-specific threads for secondaries and if you are applying MSTP, be careful because sometimes the MSTP prompts are different from the MD prompts. I tried to make sure the MSTP prompts were posted for all the schools I applied to.
    - I am applying from abroad. I will add some tips towards the end of my cycle for applying to MD-PhD from abroad, provided I dont completely f--- it up and die of fatigue lmao.

    GENERAL TIMELINE
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    5/30 Primary submitted and verified
    6/28-8/7 Secondaries received and submitted (I submitted almost all within <1 day)
    8/12 Committee letter received by AMCAS
    8/14 First interview invite at UMich!

    (For the sake of anonymity, Ill be doing more detailed updates on timeline and impressions after the cycle is over. I will be updating periodically to add any interviews/rejections/withdrawals/acceptances, but Im going to hold off adding dates and details!)

    Application Complete

    Harvard University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Stanford University
    University of California, San Diego
    Mayo Medical School
    Yale University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University

    Invited for Interview

    Johns Hopkins University
    University of Michigan
    Cornell University
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Columbia University
    Northwestern University
    University of Massachusetts

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