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  • hoya42

  • Application cycles: 2011
  • Demographics: Female, 28, Caucasian
  • Home state: Colorado
  • Last Active: 08/01/2012
  • Brief Profile: The cycle is FINALLY over for me, after a full year of much cursing and hand-wringing and craziness. I was accepted to my top choice school (University of Colorado) off the wait-list exactly one year and one day after I submitted my AMCAS primary application. I was waitlisted at the majority of schools at which I interviewed; not sure if it\'s because I\'m just not as awesome in person as I think I am, or if I chose schools who waitlisted a ton of people in general, or if this year\'s applicant pool was just super incredible overall.

    About me: I enjoy long walks on the beach, scented candles, and chocolate fondue. Oh, sorry, that\'s my match.com profile. I graduated college in 2009 with a government degree, but after doing some political campaigning and working at a law firm, I finally realized that politics was not the right career for me. I volunteered as an EMT for two years and honestly that was the only part of my college experience that I really loved, so I started a post-bacc at my state school immediately afterwards.

    I qualified for the AAMC\'s Financial Assistance Program and applied to the full 14 schools that were free for me. I have many years of clinical experience as an EMT and as a CNA, but not much research, so I chose schools that valued community service and patient care above research. Didn\'t want to waste one of my free primaries at a school that I didn\'t have a shot with.

    Extracurriculars:
    ~Volunteer EMT in college with several leadership positions (1500+ hours)
    ~Several jobs in college; worked for the theater department, a law firm, the School of Foreign Service
    ~College Democrats with several leadership positions
    ~Hospital volunteering, quit after a year because it was kind of soul-sucking (150 hours)
    ~Women\'s Health volunteer (100 hours)
    ~Undergraduate TA for Calc-Based Physics for one semester
    ~Some private tutoring for AP chemistry students in high school
    ~CNA on a telemetry floor for two years, just transferred to rehab closer to home (2500+ hours)
    ~Physician shadowing; endocrinologist/PCP and occupational health physician (20 hours)
    ~Homeless shelter volunteer for two years as weekly kitchen lead for dinner service

    I don\'t really have a match.com profile.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 2011

    • Undergraduate college: Georgetown University
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
    • Institution: University of Colorado Post-Bacc
    • Area of Study: Premedical Studies
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 514
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 129, CARS 129  
    • Overall GPA: 3.71
    • Science GPA: 3.97

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Drexel University
    Wake Forest University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Tulane University

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Temple University

    Attended Interview, Rejected

    New York University

    Attended Interview, Waitlisted, Withdrew

    Case Western Reserve University
    University of Rochester
    Georgetown University

    Accepted off Waitlist

    University of Southern California
    University of Colorado

    Accepted

    Saint Louis University
    Creighton University

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