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  • User #8271

  • Application cycles: 2009
  • Demographics: Male, 36, East Asian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 10/25/2010
  • Brief Profile: **** My 2007 application was (unofficially) voted the most depressing on SDN ****


    Original - 2007: (GPA 3.3)

    TA (1 year)
    Research (0.5 years animal, 0.5 years clinical, 2 years basic science)
    Clinical (1.5 years in private practice)
    Community service (0.5 years)


    Additions - 2009: (4.0 post-bacc + 3.5 SMP)

    1 abstract, 1 book chapter (dermatology)
    Research (0.5 years bioinformatics, 0.5 years health inequity)
    Community service (0.5 years)
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2009

    • Undergraduate college: UC Davis
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: SFSU
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: Postbac
    • Institution: Georgetown
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: SMP
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 513
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    Created final school list for my reapplication. At 51 schools, it\'s amazingly the same number as my first application and far more than I had intended. My MCAT expires during this cycle, though, so this is my last shot.


    Rationale for some schools/states:

    Connecticut, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin - ties to area/school
    Maryland - only school to interview me with previous application


    6/3 - Chose VCU over Tulane and withdrew from all schools except Georgetown. SMP also ended yesterday!

    5/23 - Had a change of heart about VCU, which took me off their waitlist on 5/19. I had ranked it below Tulane, but now I\'m having second thoughts. Tough choice involving a lot of soul searching & daily flip flopping.

    5/12 - Paid Tulane\'s deposit, so unless Wisconsin takes me off their list, I\'m going to Tulane!

    4/4 - Pretty sure the outcome of this cycle is decided. It\'ll be between Tulane and one other school, by the end, I think. I like Tulane, but the price tag and the instability five years after Katrina give me some pause. I\'m also not sure what to make of their match list. If I don\'t get the luxury/curse of choosing schools, I\'ll still be thrilled with New Orleans and the next phase of my life.

    12/17 - Happy with progress in SMP. Currently 3.75+ at the halfway mark

    12/3 - First acceptance @ Tulane

    11/30 - SMP advisor letter uploaded to AMCAS as a supplemental

    10/7 - First interview @ PSU

    8/27 - First interview invite @ VCU

    6/30 - Uploaded LORs - so far 1.5 months ahead of last cycle

    6/26 - AMCAS verified - so far 3 weeks ahead of last cycle

    6/15 - AMCAS received the last transcript

    6/2 - AMCAS submitted but post-bacc transcript won\'t be released until 6/15

    Applied, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Francisco
    Indiana University

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Virginia
    New York Medical College

    Application Complete

    Drexel University
    University of Connecticut

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Wake Forest University
    University of Southern California
    University of Rochester
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of Vermont
    University of Cincinnati
    University of California, San Diego
    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Temple University
    Tufts University
    SUNY Downstate
    SUNY Upstate
    SUNY Buffalo
    Ohio State University
    University of Toledo
    Loyola University Chicago
    Jefferson Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Albany Medical College
    University of Colorado
    Oregon Health & Science University
    UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson
    University of Arizona
    University of Arkansas
    University of Iowa
    University of Miami
    University of Illinois
    Stanford University
    University of Maryland
    University of California, Davis
    Boston University
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Michigan State University
    University of California, Irvine
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    George Washington University
    Creighton University
    Wayne State University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Georgetown University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of Wisconsin

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Pennsylvania State University
    Saint Louis University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    Virginia Commonwealth University

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