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  • User #12331173

  • Application cycles: 10/25/2010
  • Demographics: Male, 36, Caucasian
  • Home state: Connecticut
  • Last Active: 11/16/2011
  • Brief Profile: *DO Applicant*

    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: B/B 125, C/P 125, CARS 132  
    • Overall GPA: 2.77
    • Science GPA: 3.27

    Summary of Application Experience

    -----------KEY:-----------

    SR: Secondary Received
    SC: Secondary Complete
    I: Interview

    -----------DATES:-----------

    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!

    Thank you MD Apps, signing off.................

    -----------COSTS:-----------

    Primaries - $655.00
    Secondaries - $715
    Interfolio - $85
    (Interviews) Airfare - $500.08
    (Interviews) Hotel - $472.82
    (Interviews) Car rental - $212
    Admission Deposit (DCOM) - $1250

    Applied, Rejected

    Edward Via Virginia College
    Touro University - Harlem

    Application Complete, Rejected

    West Virginia (D.O.)
    A.T. Still University - Kirksville
    Chicago College of Mid. University
    A.T. Still University - Mesa
    Lake Erie College - Bradenton
    Lake Erie College - Erie
    Nova Southeastern University
    New York Medical College
    Ohio University
    University of New England
    UMDNJ - Osteopathic Medicine

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    Arizona College of Mid. University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Philadelphia College - Philadelphia

    Accepted

    Lincoln Memorial University

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