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Application Cycles: 7/26/2011
Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
Home State: Massachusetts
Last Activity Date: 5/13/2012
SDN Handle: aker321

Undergraduate College: NESCAC
Undergraduate Area of Study: English/Literature

MCAT: BS 12, PS 12, VR 11, R
Overall GPA: 3.90
Science GPA: 3.90

Brief Profile:
-Post-bac student (majored in humanities, then went back to school a year after graduating for pre-med)
-Significant, long-term leadership experience
-Full-time work experience (not clinical but related to medicine)
-Club athlete
-Worked several part-time jobs during college
-Paid tutor for 5 years
-Community service
-Limited research (psychology)
-Some shadowing
-about 60? hours clinical volunteering
-Other pursuits, not particularly impressive, but not here for the sake of anonymity

AMCAS submitted: 7/26/2011

Applied, Rejected

University of California, San Francisco - "Rejected pre-secondary, appealed, rejected again by mail. Oh well."

Application Complete, Rejected

Mayo Medical School - "Last year got intvw invite, surprised about rejection!"

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Accepted

University of Massachusetts - "LOVED the interview day. SO EXCITED about my acceptance, 95% sure I'm matriculating here. Great scho..."
University of Vermont - "I loved them and apparently they loved me because I got my first acceptance!! Going to be a doctor :..."
Tufts University - "Invited to interview 5 days later on their last intvw day of the season...yikes! Just barely made th..."

Summary of Application Experience

I submitted my primary on July 26th, verified in early September, completed secondaries in mid-October, applied to a few CA state schools on a whim on November 1st (turned out to be a waste of time and money, oh well). I like to think that if I'd applied earlier I would have had more interviews. But...I'm thrilled about UMass and I think that no matter what I would have ended up there, so I'm happy!