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Application Cycles: 6/30/2010
Demographics: Female, 25, Caucasian
Home State: California
Last Activity Date: 6/23/2011

Undergraduate College: UC

MCAT: BS 11, PS 10, VR 9, Q
Overall GPA: 3.50
Science GPA: 3.20

Brief Profile:
MDApplicants has been pretty helpful for me in selecting schools. Hope my appication can serve as reference for future applicants.

Lots of volunteering, lots of shadowing, lots of experiences. Hopefully schools can see past my mediocre GPA.

AMCAS submitted: 6/30/2010

Applied

Applied, Rejected

West Virginia University - "Rejected Pre-secondary...oh well..this was probably the only school i applied to that i didn't wanna..."
Eastern Virginia Medical School - "They didn't even wait for my new MCAT score..rejected pre-secondary"

Applied, Withdrew

Application Complete

Application Complete, Rejected

University of California, Davis - "One of my top choices"
University of California, Los Angeles - "One of my top choices"
Jefferson Medical College - "felt the need to send me 3 rejection letters, classy."
George Washington University - "on hold for re-review"

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Attended Interview, Rejected

University of Washington - "I guess i suck at interviewing. Being invited for an interview here was kind of a miracle in itself,..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

University of Vermont - "Fell in love with the school. Waitlisted 2 weeks after interview. Not looking good for me here :( I ..."
The Commonwealth Medical College - "Interview went pretty well, i just interviewed late, after they got word their class had to be 65 in..."

Accepted

Western University of Health Sciences - "Terrific school, very close to home. Will be attending unless a miracle happens with one of the MD s..."

Summary of Application Experience

MCAT Score came out in early September. Working on getting those secondaries in now. I would love to go to any of the schools i applied to. My goal is to become a physician and any of these schools will prepare me for that.

Becoming a doctor has been a life-long dream for me, and i made sure to show that in my secondaries.

During college i really focused on exploring all things of the surrounding world, thus my extracurriculars are considered really good.

Not gonna lie, i am a bit disappointed with how this cycle turned out. I wasn't expecting much when i applied because i knew my GPA would hold me back, but after i got the MD schools interview invites i actually thought i had a good chance. I am probably either terrible at interviewing, or the whole package just did not impress the admissions committees. Then again i did get accepted to both of the DO schools i interviewed at so maybe im not that terrible at interviewing. I don't mind going DO, i just always dreamed of being an MD. But in the end its just two letters after my initials. I will be doing what i love either way: helping people feel better! I think i would just feel better about the cycle if i knew that it was my grades that got me out of MD running, and i did not get any MD interviews. But being 0/3 at MD interviewing just makes me kinda sad.