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Application Cycles: 7/6/2010
Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
Home State: Minnesota
Last Activity Date: 5/27/2011
SDN Handle: rhesuspieces

Undergraduate College: University of Minnesota
Undergraduate Area of Study: Psychology/Social Sciences

MCAT: BS 12, PS 11, VR 14, P
Overall GPA: 3.80
Science GPA: 3.55

Brief Profile:
UPDATE: Planning on going to Case Western!

Basically, I'm ready for this whole applying to med school thing to be over.

3 yrs research experience, 3 labs, manager of psychopharmacology lab, summa thesis in progress
1.5 yrs volunteering at children's hospital
5 months at King's College London Practice of Medicine Program
1 month abroad in Argentina
Phi Beta Kappa
some random scholarships

AMCAS submitted: 7/6/2010

Applied, Rejected

University of California, San Francisco - "rejected pre-secondary. No harm done...now that I have an acceptance these things hurt much less!"
Mayo Medical School - "rejected right off the bat! disappointing but not a surprise"

Application Complete, Rejected

University of Pennsylvania - "deferred pre-interview :("
Boston University - "nicest rejection letter ever, lol"
Cornell University - "this is the first rejection that I'm actually pretty disappointed about. I would have loved an inter..."

Invited for Interview, Withdrew

Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University - "withdrew after Case acceptance"
Temple University - "withdrew after Case acceptance"

Attended Interview, Rejected

Columbia University - "Liked Columbia well enough. It would definitely be worth another trip out there for second look if I..."

Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

Washington University in St. Louis - "Wasn't meant to be :( Everything was so shiny and new, the students were really friendly and dow..."
Mount Sinai School of Medicine - "After much debate, I decided to withdraw from Sinai. It's tied with Case for me, and it seems logica..."


Case Western Reserve University - "MATRICULATING!! $25K/yr scholarship! such an amazing school! the students all seemed so happy and mo..."
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - "U of MN is my home university and going here would mean I'd get to stay close to my boyfriend and my..."

Summary of Application Experience

FYI: As of 2/4 I updated my profile to include schools that I withdrew from post-interview invite. Hopefully the extra info will be helpful to future applicants

I also applied to Rosalind Franklin and Drexel, but withdrew pre-interview invite after my acceptance to Case. I took those schools off my profile because it looked too messy leaving them on there :)

I don't have a pre-med advisor or a pre-med committee at my school, so I applied to a pretty wide range of med schools. I honestly had no idea which schools were a good fit for me at the beginning of the app cycle.

I'm pretty pleased and surprised with how the cycle has been going so far. I know that with the caliber of schools I've applied to, even getting an interview can be a crap shoot. I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit so many great schools.

If you have any questions or want advice that I'm completely unqualified to give, PM me on SDN!