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  • User #8392

  • Application cycles: 2007
  • Demographics: Male, South Asian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Brief Profile: Comp chem research with one publication, one presentation, and one poster
    Just starting biochemistry and psychology research
    Hospital volunteering and other minor volunteering
    1.5 years of NROTC with academic and other distinguishing awards
    Some small scholarships
    Nothing really special...
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2007

    • Undergraduate college: University of Texas at Austin
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 129, C/P 130, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    Submitted AMCAS on 06/29, ready for review but one error in course work already spotted

    Submitted TMDSAS 07/06, but still need to get photos, certification page, and application fee to office

    07/09, photos, certification page, and application fees submitted to TMDSAS

    Submitted Baylor Secondary 07/10, but AMCAS is still not verified. I need to submit my LORs as soon as my last professor submits hers which should be soon.

    07/10, AMCAS application processed, academic change request sent

    07/10, LORs submitted to Baylor

    07/12, WashU sent me their secondaries via e-mail (at 1 am too o_O)

    07/12, Baylor confirmed that my application is complete

    07/12, Received Penn Med secondaries

    07/12, Submitted WashU secondary

    07/12, Submitted UPenn secondary, no essay!!! :D

    07/12, status on UPenn and WashU: LORs sent through snail mail, WashU requires that I get a certification letter from each Dean of each college I attended to verify that I didn't cheat or get reduced load during any of my semesters

    07/18, TMDSAS verified!

    07/19, JHU Secondary Sent, LORs sent through Interfolio snail mail

    07/24, UTSW secondary finally submitted; worst essay I have ever written

    07/31, Interview invite to UTMB for 09/07

    08/01, Mayo secondary fee paid; no actual secondary

    08/01, Harvard secondary submitted, still need to get in two LORs for packet to be complete which will take another month

    08/06, Yale secondary submitted, mailing certificate letter tomorrow; kind of apathetic towards completing Harvard's LOR requirement

    08/11, Interview invite to UTSW for 09/08 rescheduled for 09/15

    08/22, Interview invite to BAYLOR! YES! for 09/21

    09/08, I have gotten various acknowledgment from national schools saying that my application is complete, but I am not really paying attention to them at this point since my focus is on Texas schools. I interviewed at UTMB and was fairly impressed. The faculty is incredibly nice and the atmosphere is very noncompetitive. I received an interview invite from UTSA and I'm debating on whether I should go or not. Stanford never sent me their secondary, but I don't think I have the willpower to write a few essays for their school because my University classes have started up. I looked at Duke's six essays and tried to brainstorm ideas for a few days, but came up with nothing. I decided not to fill out their application, but I am not going to withdraw it till they say something. Hell, I paid $30. Next week is my UTSW interview and then Baylor after that. Pretty nervous because I'll be up against some very well qualified applicants.

    09/11, Well I came to my senses and decided that I should go to my San Antonio interview. It also turns out that my Harvard application is still not complete because my two new LORs still haven't been finished. *sigh* Whatever. Mayo sent out its secondaries a while back ago and I didn't get one so I am guessing I got screened out. Oh well.

    10/27 Er... so apparently Harvard wants me to interview with them. Completely unexpected since I never finished sending my LORs. Turns out their curriculum doesn't require a thesis like I had originally thought. The New Pathway program seems amazing. I don't really think I'll get in, but at least I can visit some friends in Boston. Baylor acceptances have started going out, but I haven't heard anything yet. Still hopeful, but not really :P. I think they have a very heavy emphasis on the interview and I don't think I did too well.

    11/15 I GOT INTO UTSW!!! YES!!!! My life is complete. UTSW was one of my top choice schools. Now I don't have to look at the clock at 5PM everyday now and wonder if Baylor is going to call. Oh man I am so STOKED!

    01/30 Whoa, late interview invite from St. Louis.

    Total Cost thus Far: $99999999999999999999999999999

    TPR MCAT Classes: $1700 (well worth it in my opinion!)
    EK Books: $200? (can't remember how much I exactly spent)
    AMCAS Application: $370
    TMDSAS Application: $85
    Baylor Secondary: $75
    WashU Secondary: $50
    UPenn Secondary: $80
    JHU Secondary: $75
    Mayo Secondary: $85
    Harvard Secondary: $85
    Yale Secondary: $85
    UTMB Interview: $50 for hotel and about $70? for gas

    Applied, Rejected

    Mayo Medical School

    Applied, Withdrew

    Stanford University
    Duke University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Pennsylvania
    Yale University
    Johns Hopkins University

    Attended Interview

    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Harvard University
    Long School of Medicine - University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio
    University of Texas, Houston
    University of Texas, Galveston

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    Washington University in St. Louis


    University of Texas, Southwestern

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