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  • User #9718

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, 34, Caucasian
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 11/12/2009
  • Brief Profile: 2 years undergraduate research in Department of Integrative Biology (UT Austin)
    10hrs/week (2 Months) of Doctor Observation; primarily an Orthopedic Surgeon
    4hrs/week (5 Months) Volunteering at University Medical Center at Brackenridge
    1st author publication in Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery
    (Current) Researcher in Center for Learning and Memory (35 hrs/week) (UT Austin)
    TA for Neurobiology Laboratory
    Award for Excellence in Bio Research from Undergraduate Research Forum
    Dean\\\'s Honored Graduate
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: University of Texas at Austin
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 516
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 128, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.76
    • Science GPA: 3.68

    Summary of Application Experience

    06/11 - TMDSAS application was received and began processing.
    06/11 - Secondary submitted for Texas Tech (both schools use one)
    06/11 - Secondary submitted for Texas A&M
    06/30 - AMCAS Verified
    07/13 - Secondary submitted for Baylor
    07/24 - Secondary submitted for UT Southwestern
    08/07 - Interview at Texas A&M (1st interview group!)
    08/11 - Interview at UT San Antonio
    09/05 - Interview at Baylor (1st interview group!)
    09/27 - Interview at UT Southwestern
    10/02 - Interview at Texas Tech El Paso
    10/17 - Interview at Texas Tech Lubbock
    11/14 - Pre-match offer from Texas A&M; 1st Acceptance!
    01/09 - Interview at UTMB Galveston
    02/01 - Matched to Texas Tech Lubbock; 2nd Acceptance!
    02/01 - Automatic withdrawal from A&M and Tech El Paso due to Rank List.
    02/16 - Letter of Interest/Update letter sent to Baylor
    04/01 - Second update letter to Baylor (my publication was accepted)
    04/15 - Called UT Houston (I have received NO communication from them) and the lady in the admissions office told me that the dean \'prefers not to send out rejection letters\'. In other words they leave you hanging until you call enough to get someone to look up your profile and not hang up when you hadn\'t interviewed. Man I\'m bitter about this.
    04/21 - Update letters sent to UT San Antonio and UT Southwestern.
    04/28 - Acceptance from San Antonio. Automatic withdrawal from UTMB, Tech
    05/14 - Dean sent update letter to Southwestern and Baylor concerning an award
    05/15 - Letter of Intent sent to Baylor. It\'s a last ditch effort.

    Costs of applying to medical school:

    I live in Austin, TX and therefore was able to drive to most of my interviews. I drive a Ford F150, so keep that in mind when I talk about the amount of money I spent on gas. When I went to Houston I stayed with a friend and when I went to Dallas I stayed at my parent\'s.

    MCAT Prep through Princeton Review: $1700
    MCAT: $200
    TMDSAS App Fee: $115
    AMCAS App Fee: $160
    A&M Secondary Fee: $50
    Tech Secondary Fee: $50
    Baylor Secondary Fee: $80
    A&M Interview (Gas): $33
    A&M Interview (Hotel): $90
    San Antonio Interview (Gas): $33
    San Antonio Interview (Hotel): $72
    Baylor Interview (Gas): $70
    Southwestern Interview (Gas): $111
    Tech El Paso Interview (Flight): $207
    Tech El Paso Interview (Taxi): $40
    Tech El Paso Interview (Hotel): $149
    Tech Lubbock Interview (Flight): $206
    Tech Lubbock Interview (Hotel): $83
    Tech Lubbock Interview (Taxi): $30
    UTMB Interview (Gas): $40
    Dry Cleaning (total): $91

    Total: $3610

    Matriculated to UTHSCSA

    Application Complete, Rejected

    University of Texas, Houston

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Texas Tech University, El Paso

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Baylor College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    University of Texas, Galveston

    Accepted off Waitlist

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


    Texas A & M University
    Texas Tech University

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