ialwayslose

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Application Cycles: 7/24/2011
Demographics: Male, 22, Caucasian
Home State: Massachusetts
Last Activity Date: 8/9/2012
SDN Handle: ialwayslose

Undergraduate College: School that is well known amongst people that would know but not others
Undergraduate Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences

MCAT: BS 15, PS 13, VR 11, R
Overall GPA: 3.95
Science GPA: 3.95

Brief Profile:
Pretty standard, but consistent and somewhat long-lived, involvement in extracurriculars

AMCAS submitted: 7/24/2011

Applied, Withdrew

University of Southern California - "didn't meet pre-requisite requirements and realized that this school probably wasn't for me anyways."

Application Complete, Rejected

Yale University - "assuming rejection -- last rejection of the year -- Anyways Duke > Yale"
Georgetown University - "Accidentally rejected me twice before officially rejecting me. But lets be honest, DC sucks. "
Stanford University - "Probably should have edited my essays here at least once though."
Harvard University - "I'm too good for harvard anyways (thats a joke, BY THE WAY)"
University of Rochester - "OK so this is the only school I had a significant family connection to, and it was the first school ..."
Cornell University - "I did a poor job writing my secondary here. Deserved it."

Application Complete, Withdrew

Tufts University - "Worked here, its in Chinatown, its super expensive. What else do you need to know?"
Temple University - "I know I'm not the best applicant out there, so I'm not trying to sound arrogant, but based on my ow..."

Attended Interview, Withdrew

George Washington University - "GWU is my least favorite medical school in the US. Brief review of school- Location is good,..."
Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University - "Despite not having any formal interview day presentation, my day at Einstein was long and didn't end..."
University of Massachusetts - "UMass is a terrific state school and I would be more than happy to attend. Worcester was pleasant..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

University of Pennsylvania - "Great school but I found that I was having to convince myself that I liked it as much as I thought I..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Dartmouth College - "waitlisted - at least they provide a letter explaining their waitlist policies. I'm going to stay o..."
Washington University in St. Louis - "They literally sent me 3 packets asking me to consider applying ... i know these don't actually mean..."
Brown University - "Brown was my #1 for undergrad but didnt get into their PLME program. Has a beautiful new buildin..."

Accepted off Waitlist

University of Pittsburgh - "got in. worth staying on waitlist. school has a very fast turnaround after submitting primary. ..."
Johns Hopkins University - "awesome school. deserves its reputation. eventually got in but I just couldn't see myself going h..."
New York University - "And another waitlist. Not feeling oh-so confident about my ability to interview. Happy Valentine\'s..."

Accepted

Duke University - "impressive school. curriculum is great. happy students. beautiful campus. warm weather. appeared to ..."
Boston University - "Accepted! with scholarship! (not full tuition but still wonderful) I submitted my secondary Septe..."
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
  • Submitted: 8/20/2011
  • Secondary Completed: 9/3/2011
  • Interview Invite: 9/15/2011
  • Interview Attended: Yes
  • Waitlisted: No
  • Accepted: Yes
  • Rejected: No
Summary of Experience:

Accepted! with scholarship! (not full tuition but still wonderful)

I submitted my secondary September 1st. I received an interview invite September 4th (so I didn't have to wait through the 30 day email etc. like most other applicants seem to). I was invited to an interview in early October (my first one, so exciting ahh!!!!).

The interview day was impressive. Needless to say, BU is a unique learning environment. Probably the most diverse school I interviewed at in terms of patient population. (like 100+ languages in hospital?!?). Has many good opportunities for research, although of course its not really a "research giant" like some of the other schools I've been given the opportunity to interview at.

My interview was with a faculty member (PhD in biochemistry) and lasted about 70 minutes. My interviewer seemed very enthusiastic about my chances, which was a tremendous relief and eliminated a lot of my anxiety about the interviewing process in general. After receiving a personal acceptance email, I was thrilled.

Apparently, BU gives out 4-6 15k/year scholarships to matriculating students. I never applied for one, I just got an email one day saying "congratulations...-with love, BU"

Summary of Application Experience

If someone had told me I would have ended up with acceptances at the schools I did in September, I would have ran off psyched out of my fucking mind.

PS if you can identify who I am goodworkyo