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  • User #7032

  • Application cycles: 2006
  • Demographics: Female, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Research: Aside from my History of Medicine stuff, I have worked in a medical genetics lab and am now working in immunology research

    Volunteering: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity

    Other: I've been involved in various student government and 'helping fellow student'-type positions. I also teach for a private tutorial service, where I work with kids ages 7-18.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2006

    • Undergraduate college: University of Southern California
    • Undergraduate Area of study: English/Literature
    • Institution: University of California, Davis
    • Area of Study: History/Humanities
    • Degree Obtained: Ph.D.
    • Institution: Do-It-Yourself Post Bacc Program
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Degree Obtained: None
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 126, CARS 127  
    • Overall GPA: 3.96
    • Science GPA: 3.99

    Summary of Application Experience

    I'm making this profile a little late, but from what I remember:

    06/20/06 (approximately): Got MCAT scores. Scored WAY lower on the Verbal than I'd thought I would... did I fill in the bubbles wrong or something??? On the plus side, the PS was higher than expected since mine was about 95% Physics and I totally suck at that subject. Oh well, at least my score's pretty balanced, right?

    06/29/06: Submitted AMCAS application
    07/26/06: AMCAS verified

    Mid-July through the end of August: Secondaries, secondaries, secondaries

    08/15/06: First interview invite: Rochester!
    08/17/06: Second interview invite: Pritzker!
    08/30/06: Third interview invite: MCW!
    09/13/06: Fourth interview invite: UVM!
    09/27/06: Fifth interview invite: UCSD!

    09/15/06: Interview at Rochester. I think it went well despite the fact that I got stranded in Atlanta and had to miss half of my interview day because of bad, bad luck.

    09/21/06: Interview at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. This one was better because I'd gotten more than one hour of sleep the previous night.

    10/16/06: Interview at UCSD. Wonderful school! I got a great feeling about this one.

    10/21/06: Interview at MCW. The students were awesome and I got the impression that I'd get a fantastic clinical education here.

    10/23/06: Got an e-mail from Rochester saying I'd been waitlisted. Ouch, rejection is so painful!

    10/24/06: Two rejection letters in one day: University of Maryland and George Washington University. What did I do?!?

    10/26/06: Ack, another rejection: Case Western Reserve University has added me to its 'We reject you and everything you stand for' list.

    10/31/06: Interview at UVM. Great students. Great program. Yay!

    10/31/06: I got home from my flight back from Vermont to find a letter of acceptance from MCW! I'm going to be a medical student!!!!

    11/11/06: Rejected from Brown. *sigh* Why is it that, even though one school clearly likes me, getting rejected still feels so... disheartening?

    11/24/06: Got three letters today: One from UIC rejecting my sorry arse, one from Pritzker telling me that my appplication was 'continued' (i.e., waitlisted), and one from MCW thanking me for my $100 deposit.

    11/29/06: Accepted to UCSD!!! I'm in shock -- but it's a good kind of shock. :)

    12/2006: I'm withdrawing from most of the other schools, since I've been accepted to my top choice. Yay!

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Applied, Withdrew

    Georgetown University
    Duke University

    Application Complete

    University of California, Davis

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Illinois
    University of Maryland
    George Washington University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Brown University
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Southern California

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    Jefferson Medical College
    Tufts University
    Rush Medical College
    Dartmouth College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Drexel University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    University of Vermont

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Chicago
    University of Rochester


    University of California, San Diego
    Medical College of Wisconsin

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