Just applied to California schools.
Currently in my 3rd year of Undergrad. and won't be graduating at the end of this year (I'll be 32 units short when I start Med School). All my schools don't require a BA/BS. Since I got in, its a pretty sweet deal... I don't have to finish anything so I can already take it easy and recharge for August. Feeling INCREDIBLY blessed right now!
8/14/07 - Took MCAT
9/17/07 - AMCAS Application Submitted
10/09/07 - AMCAS Application Verified
Secondary Completion Dates:
UCSD - 11/15
UCLA - 11/24
UCSF - 12/3
UCI - 12/4
UCI - Awarded on 1/7 - Interview - 2/12
UCR/UCLA - Awarded on 1/16 - Interviews - 1/23 & 1/25
UCSD - HOLD for possible interview - 1/28
UCSF - 1/14 Rejection
UCR/UCLA - 2/1 Acceptance!
UCLA - 2/4 Rejection
UCSD - 3/3 Rejection
UCI - 5/5 Acceptance!
That Haider Program is a gem. It's why I came to Riverside in the first place.
UC Irvine actually really impressed me... (but then I didn't have much to compare it to) I can tell I'm a really good fit for their program. I still think Haider's a better fit though.
5/6 - Its Over!! I only applied to 5 schools and it was a very stressful yet exciting process. I can only imagine what its like to apply to 20+ schools...
Attending UCR/UCLA in the Fall!! Life is sweet!
Words of Advice:
-Apply Early! I might have had more opportunities if I'd gotten things in faster... it definitely makes a difference, ask anyone that's gone through this process.
-If you're applying without a bachelors, the admissions committees and your interviewers will definitely ask you about it... not having a bachelors felt like the biggest weakness in my application. So if you can get it without hurting yourself (and you want to apply early) just go get it... its probably only a few classes more for you anyways.
-If you do manage to get in without a bachelors degree, life rocks after you get your acceptance letter(s) because you're not obligated to finish anything. I still need one prereq math class to start med school... but if I had taken it earlier, I would have just been able to drop out at the end of Winter and completely chill for a solid 5 months. Sweet deal! Saves a bit of money too!
-Show maturity in your interviews, especially if you're a young applicant. Interviewers will find sneaky and subtle ways to attack your age.
-Do what you love and what you're passionate about... then find a way to do it at an extremely high level. It's the only way you'll stand out. It's just too competitive these days.