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  • User #9832

  • Application cycles: 07/30/2009
  • Demographics: Male, 40, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Last Active: 09/05/2010
  • Brief Profile: Non-trad, changed my career track senior year abroad. Went to a UC.

    - 8 months clinical/shadowing a general surgeon in Europe. Scrubbed into surgeries, attended m&m\'s and a conference in Rome, hands on clinic work, translated medical stuff. Got listed as an author on a poster abstract for writing the English version.
    -1 year in hospital radiology dept as a gopher/clerk/patient transporter
    -lots of non-clinical work experience throughout undergrad
    -Phi Beta Kappa + some awards/honors/scholarships
    -foreign languages, musical instrument, regular fun stuff
    -soup kitchen, habitat for humanity, tutoring english to refugees, homeless clinic
    -a bit of shadowing
    -research at ucsf, not a lot, one abstract. FT research during gap year.

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/30/2009

    • Undergraduate Area of study: History/Humanities
    • Institution: San Jose
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Institution: San Francisco State University
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 520
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 131, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.92
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Summary of Application Experience

    Applied late and had one of my letters come in waaaaaaay late. No cash = not many apps submitted. Also, lazy.

    Top choices at the beginning:

    1. ucla/cornell/(ucsf)
    3. nyu
    4. anyplace that grants an MD



    Well that was an easy decision. One acceptance to one of my #1\'s, looks like that\'s where I\'m headed. Fin Aid wasn\'t great at this very pricey school so I got aggressive about the UCLA waitlist, to no avail. Crappy interview there sunk me. But I\'ll pay it all back and I\'ve always wanted to live in Manhattan. Couldn\'t have turned out much better, really :)

    Applied, Withdrew

    University of Chicago
    Columbia University
    University of Southern California
    University of Colorado
    Northwestern University
    University of Michigan

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco

    Application Complete, Withdrew

    New York University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    New York Medical College

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Rejected

    University of California, Los Angeles
    University of California, San Diego


    Cornell University

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