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Application Cycles: 9/20/2011
Demographics: Male, 26, Caucasian
Home State: California
Last Activity Date: 6/22/2012

Undergraduate College: Ivy

MCAT: BS 13, PS 12, VR 13, Q
Overall GPA: 3.75
Science GPA: 3.60

Brief Profile:
Felt I should contribute after this has helped me so much!

Demographics random

We'll see where I am ultimately accepted, but I've been very lucky with interview invites. Just goes to show that applying a little later and having some blemishes on your transcript isn't the end of the world (I hope)!

...wow, I've been accepted to FIVE amazing schools and waitlisted at 3 others, any of which I'd be incredibly happy and lucky to go to! This is going to be a very difficult decision! If anyone has any opinions/advice, I'd be happy to hear it :)

AMCAS submitted: 9/20/2011

Application Complete, Rejected

Vanderbilt University - "PS: mid Nov, R (pre-secondary): early dec"
Brown University - "SS: Late oct, SC: early Nov, R: late Jan :( :( :("
University of Southern California - "SS: early Nov, SC: early Nov, R: early March. Whyyyy?"
University of California, Davis - "SS: early october, SC: early october, R: early Jan"
Emory University - "SS: late Nov, SC: early Dec, R: early March"
Northwestern University - "SS: late november, SC: early Dec, R: early Feb"
Tufts University - "SS: late october, SC: early Nov, R: mid-March"
Dartmouth College - "SS: late october, SC: late october, R: late feb"
Yale University - "SS: mid-Oct, SC: mid-Oct, R: Mid March. Ridiculous wait."
Boston University - "SS: mid-oct, SC: mid-oct, R: early Nov"

Application Complete, Withdrew

Drexel University - "SS: early december, SC: early Jan... on hold mid Feb... Withdrew mid-Feb after UCSF acceptance"
Jefferson Medical College - "SS: late october, SC: late october... Withdrew mid Feb after UCSF acceptance"
George Washington University - "SS: late october, SC: late october... on hold for re-review late november... "very slim chance..."

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Georgetown University - "SS: late october, SC: late october, II: mid Jan, IS: late Feb... Withdrew mid-Feb, after UCSF acc..."
University of California, Irvine - "SS: mid Nov, SC: mid Nov, II: late Dec, IS: early April, W: early March--fantastic school, but after..."
University of California, San Diego - "SS: mid Nov, SC: mid Nov, II: mid-Jan, IS: mid March, W: early March--fantastic school, but after my..."
Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University - "SS: mid-sept, SC: early oct, II: early March, Withdrew early march"

Attended Interview, Waitlisted

Washington University in St. Louis - "SS: early Dec, SC: early Dec, II: mid Dec, IA: late Jan, Waitlisted mid-March"
Stanford University - "SS: late october, SC: late october, II: mid Jan, IA: mid-feb, waitlisted early march :("
New York University - "SS: mid Oct, SC early Nov, II: late Nov, IA: mid Jan. Waitlisted mid Feb. Sad, but at least I'm not ..."

Accepted

Cornell University - "SS: early oct, SC: mid oct, II: early dec, IA: early Jan, Accepted Mid march! Wow!"
University of Pennsylvania - "SS: early october, SC: early october, II: mid October, IA: early Nov, Accepted: mid March...holy shi..."
University of California, San Francisco - "SS: late september, SC: late september, II: late Nov, IA: early Jan, A: mid Feb I'M GOING TO MED ..."
Combined PhD/MSTP: No
  • Submitted: Yes
  • Secondary Completed: Yes
  • Interview Invite: Yes
  • Interview Attended: Yes
  • Waitlisted: No
  • Accepted: Yes
  • Rejected: No
Summary of Experience:

SS: late september, SC: late september, II: late Nov, IA: early Jan, A: mid Feb

I'M GOING TO MED SCHOOOOLLLL!!!!

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - "SS: late september, SC: mid october, II: early Feb, IA: mid-feb, A: late march!!!"
Columbia University - "SS: early oct, SC: late oct, II: mid-Jan, IA: early Feb, ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!! March 1"

Summary of Application Experience

Applied late (Sept-Dec) to 25 schools:

10 pre-interview rejections
3 pre-interview withdrawals
12 interview invitations
4 post-interview invite withdrawals
8 interviews attended
3 waitlists
5 acceptances


SS: secondary submitted
SC: secondary complete
R: rejected
II: interview invite
IS: Interview scheduled
IA: interview attended