8 years experience as a paramedic. Paramedic instructor. EMS volunteer experience. 200+ hours DO shadowing. Philosophy Major, Post-bacc approach to pre-reqs completed while working full time.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 10/25/2010
Undergraduate college: Boston University
Total MCAT SCORE: 509
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 2.77
Science GPA: 3.27
Summary of Application Experience
SR: Secondary Received SC: Secondary Complete I: Interview
10/25 - AACOMAS Submitted 11/3 - AACOMAS Verified 11/9 - AACOMAS sent to schools 11/10 - Secondaries Received: ATSU/KCOM, ATSU/SOMA, CCOM, AZCOM, PCOM 11/11 - Secondaries Received: LECOM-E and B, Completed both right away 11/12 - Secondaries Received: NYCOM, NOVA, Ohio U COM. Completed NOVA 11/13 - Secondary complete at NYCOM 11/16 - Secondary received from WVCOM, not due unless invited for an interview 11/16 - Rejected from Touro via email (citing low GPA). Emailed back listing strengths, no response. 11/17 - Secondary received from UNECOM 11/17 - Secondary received from LMU-COM, its been in my junk mail since the 11th!! 11/19 - Secondary complete at CCOM and AZCOM 11/20 - Secondary complete at UNECOM 11/23 - Secondary received from UMDNJ 12/2 - Letter in mail from AZCOM: \"placed on hold for potential future interview invite... this should be seen as a positive result.\" 12/2 - Checks cashed for secondaries at PCOM and OHU-COM, guess that means my secondary is complete there? 12/4 - Rejection letter in mail from LECOM-B. Their loss, right? 12/6 - Secondaries complete at UMDNJ and LMU. 12/14 - Secondaries complete at ATSU-SOMA and KCOM. Late, but at least they\'re all done! Now all I have to do is wait.................. 12/27: Rejection in the mail from UNE. That one hurt.... 1/4: Email from West Virginia SCOM - Application on \"hold/decision deferred.\" 1/5: Email rejection from VCOM. 1/12: INTERVIEW INVITE FROM AZCOM! WOOHOO! 1/18: Rejection from KCOM. Hey. A.T. Still didn\'t go to medical school either, right? 1/20: PCOM interview invite!! Would LOVE to be accepted here!! 1/27: Email rejection from CCOM. Booo. 1/31: Interview invite from LMU-DCOM via phone! Looking good! 2/15: Attended LMU-DCOM interview. WOW, I have a completely different outlook on this school now! A real gem out in the woods. 2/19: ACCEPTED TO LMU-DCOM!!!!!!!!!!! 2/24: Attended PCOM interview. Still my first choice school but the interview process did leave something to be desired. Hopefully I don\'t have to wait too long to hear back! LMU deposit is due soon... 2/28: Attended AZCOM interview. Beautiful campus, nice facilities. VERY expensive though, and 3rd year rotations are locked into areas I don\'t want to be in.... 3/5: Rejected from AZCOM. Meh. Really holding out for PCOM still, hopefully got my one interview/rejection out of the way. Probably only got this interview because my DO LOR was from an Almuni here and he actually made a phone call as well. I\'m not sure they were seriously considering me as an applicant... 3/12: Letter from PCOM, notifying me (and other applicants) that decisions will be delayed until April. I will have a decision \"no later than April 22nd.\" Great. 3/14: Deposit sent to LMU-DCOM. Still hoping for a PCOM acceptance but I could be happy at LMU also. 4/22: Waitlisted at PCOM. They made me wait 2 months for that??? Ahhhhh....... Likely attending LMU-DCOM. 4/26: End of cycle rejection emails from OU-COM and UMDNJ. 5/2: End of cycle rejection from NOVA. Still waiting for a few more of these..... 5/24: End of cycle email rejection from LECOM. \"The admissions committee looked favorably on your application, however...\" lol 5/27: End of cycle email rejection from WVSOM. 6/14: End of cycle email rejection from ATSU-SOMA. This wraps up every school I haven\'t heard news from. Still checking my mail for waitlist news from PCOM but otherwise it will be LMU-DCOM next year! 7/22: Never heard from PCOM (screw you guys!), going to LMU.
8/29 update: VERY HAPPY OMS-1 AT LMU-DCOM. Things worked out well and I ended up at the right place!