GrizzlyWinnie

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Application Cycles: 8/20/2010
Demographics: Male, 26, Caucasian
Home State: Minnesota
Last Activity Date: 6/30/2011

Undergraduate College: University of Minnesota- TC
Undergraduate Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences

MCAT: BS 10, PS 12, VR 7, M
Overall GPA: 3.50
Science GPA: 3.60

Brief Profile:
Biochemistry, 2010. Taking a year off after graduation to work.

AMCAS submitted: 8/20/2010

Applied

Ohio University - "DId not complete secondary. Required to sign a contract to practice in Ohio after graduation. "

Applied, Rejected

University of North Dakota - "Started this application very early but wasn't able to get LOR in on time. "
Uniformed Services University - "Started application very early but failed to get LOR in on time. "
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - "My alma mater. Again LOR problems. I submitted my last LOR a few days after the deadline. :( "
University of South Dakota - "Denied: out of state. "

Application Complete

Invited for Interview

A.T. Still University - Mesa - "Interview April 1"

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Touro University - Mare Island - "Interview 3/7/11"

Attended Interview, Rejected

Chicago College of Mid. University - "Interviewed Jan 31. Format: 2 PhDs with only my resume. Did not go well- a lot of talk about my..."
Rocky Vista University - "Format: 2 D.O.'s. Low key basic questions until I got grilled on why RVU and not the other schools..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Lake Erie College - Bradenton - "Interview 12/10 Format: PhD and D.O. Fairly relaxed until questions about why PBL? Be prepared to..."
Des Moines University - "Format: PhD, DO and OMS-III. Relaxed and fairly easy. Why DO? Why DMU?...I felt like I did well. ..."

Accepted

Lake Erie College - Erie - "Interviewed 12/17 Format: Group (5 others) with Director of Student Affairs and D.O. I liked bei..."
Kansas City University - "Format: Two DOs. The most relaxed interview yet. We talked sports and my views on ongoing governm..."

Summary of Application Experience

START YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS EARLY!!!!!!! You hear this a thousand times but you don't want to be waiting in December for one last LOR (Letter of Recommendation) like I did. I highly recommend waiting a year to apply the next cycle if you have any doubt.

Have all of your LORs done now. Submit your completed AMCAS/AACOMAS (personal statement, LORs, MCAT and transcript) by July THE LATEST.

Plan on spending a ton of money. Keep costs down by only applying to the schools you truly have a shot at getting into and most importantly see yourself spending the next 4 years there!

MCAT: $2000 (Month off of work+ 250 for the test + 300 for self study books)
AACOMAS: $800
AAMCAS: $300
7 Interviews: $3000


Please ask if you have questions!