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  • User #9933

  • Application cycles: 2008
  • Demographics: Male, Caucasian
  • Home state: California
  • Brief Profile: Listed on primary application:
    - Computer Science: Bioinformatics major
    - Molecular bio research at The Salk Institute (3+ years)
    - Summer research (another molecular bio lab) at UCLA SOM
    - UCSD Chancellor's Research Scholar; Amgen Scholar
    - Software engineer for a structural genomics consortium (2.5 years)
    - Open source software developer (6+ months)
    - Shadowing (3 different MDs, 100 hours)
    - Nursing floor volunteer (1 quarter)
    - Biology TA (1 quarter)
    - Best Buddies (1 year)
    - Phi Beta Kappa

    Listed on secondaries or sent in as updates:
    - 5 LORs: 2 research, 1 from TAing, 1 CS professor, 1 MD from shadowing
    - Second author on a J Struct Funct Genomics paper
    - Going to S. Korea in February for 5 months to work in a cell biology lab
    - I'm ESL, so I stressed my language barrier on secondaries

    I took the MCAT twice, getting a 27Q (6VR, 10PS, 11BS) on the first try. There is hope!
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2008

    • Undergraduate college: UCSD
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Engineering/Technology
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 517
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 132, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.80
    • Science GPA: 3.95

    Summary of Application Experience

    * Added to AMCAS on 9/13/08.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Baylor College
    Saint Louis University
    University of Chicago
    Cornell University
    Columbia University
    Yale University
    Johns Hopkins University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Stanford University
    Northwestern University
    University of Southern California
    University of Pennsylvania
    Case Western Reserve University

    Attended Interview, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    University of California, Davis
    Cleveland Clinic Medical School

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    SUNY Buffalo
    University of California, Irvine


    SUNY Upstate
    University of Pittsburgh
    University of California, San Diego

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