17690

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Application Cycles: 2011
Demographics: Male, African
Home State: Unknown
Last Activity Date: 8/28/2009

Undergraduate College: Top 20
Undergraduate Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences

MCAT: BS 1, PS 1, VR 1, J
Overall GPA: 0.00
Science GPA: 0.00

Brief Profile:
I attend a Top 1-20 school.

-Clinical Experiences-
-Research-
-Leadership-
-Tutoring-
-Hobbies-
-Honors and Awards-

I'll fill this out closer to the application cycle. Then, I'll anonymize when I'm applying. It'll go back up again when the cycle is near completion.

:)

AMCAS submitted: 2011

Applied

Yale University - ":) will apply!"
Vanderbilt University - ":) will apply!"
University of Virginia - ":) will apply!"
University of Pittsburgh - ":) will apply!"
University of Pennsylvania - ":) will apply!"
University of Maryland - ":) will apply!"
Johns Hopkins University - ":) will apply!"
Duke University - ":) will apply!"
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
  • Submitted: Yes
  • Secondary Completed: No
  • Interview Invite: No
  • Interview Attended: No
  • Waitlisted: No
  • Accepted: No
  • Rejected: No
Summary of Experience:

:) will apply!

Cornell University - ":) will apply!"
Columbia University - ":) will apply!"
New York University - "considering applying."
Case Western Reserve University - "considering applying."
Baylor College - "considering applying."
Emory University - "probably will not apply."
Harvard University - "probably will not apply."
University of Michigan - "strongly considering applying."
Northwestern University - "strongly considering applying."
Stanford University - "strongly considering applying."
Jefferson Medical College - "strongly considering applying."

Summary of Application Experience

I will be applying in the summer of 2011.

I want a career in Academic Medicine, which explains the amount of top research schools.

I will apply to my state school(s), which may or may not be listed above.

My final list will hinge on how much cash I have, and, obviously, my final GPA and MCAT. As long as I have a 3.5/33 I will keep the top schools.

My GPA has a strong upward trend from a 3.0 freshman year. Since then, only 1 B in a pre-req while the remaining grades are A's.

No grades below a B-.

Aiming for at least a 12/12/12 36 MCAT.

7/6/09- Finished aamc 3... took 3 DAYS lol. I did all three sections in three separate sittings, albeit at very late hours (5 AM). PS: 13 VR: 12 BS: 11.
PS and VR are inflated because I did not set a time limit. I was surprised at how much genetics I remembered from Gen Bio. Overall in BS I got lucky on a few guesses, but it canceled out with silly mistakes.
PS: I lucked out and didn't get many physics II questions if I recall correctly (have not completed that pre-req yet).
VR: Not nearly as difficult as I was expecting. Then again, I was not on a time limit. It'll definitely be hard to maintain steady scores, as it seems that there can be some whacky questions and answers.
All in all, this was a confidence booster for PS and VR, though VR will probably be a crapshoot for anything above 11 and I know I got lucky with topic selections in PS. I'll need to do some heavy content review for Biology/Ochem but at least I know what to expect from the MCAT: Mucho critical thinking. Answers were mostly deducible from the passages.