Psychology BS, didn\'t do amazing in undergrad (sub 3.0 GPA) Post-Bacc tells a different story, retook Orgo I and turned F it into an A both Orgo 1/2, + TAing orgo (3.9+ postbac gpa) Currently taking Biochem I and Physiology, next term taking Biochem II, Anatomy w/ Lab, EMT class on weekends Got a letter from a few science professors, DO, and chairs of two departments at my university
Owned a full-time business during college Shadowed/Research with a DO Volunteer in the Emergency Dept Currently an Organic Chemistry TA
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 09/26/2011
Undergraduate college: Stony Brook University
Undergraduate Area of study: Psychology/Social Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 507
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.34
Science GPA: 3.46
Summary of Application Experience
Note: I used my AACOMAS GPA for listing purposes, since no MD school took me anyway.
Undergrad GPA: 2.98/2.61 (cGPA/sGPA) Postbac GPA (22 credits of upper div Biology): 3.91 Current AMCAS GPA: 3.14/3.11 AACOMAS: 3.34/3.46
Applied to all the MD schools in NY, and the major DO Schools: NYCOM PCOM LECOM AZCOM MSUCOM DMUCOM UMDNJ UNECOM
Won\\\'t focus on AMCAS because it\\\'d be a miracle if any school accepts me, though my reaches are Hofstra, TCMC, and Jefferson.
12/5/11 Accepted to St. George\'s for January, deferring to August semester while waiting to hear back from MD/DO schools. Complete for UMDNJ, PCOM, NYCOM, and MDs: Downstate, NYMC, Hofstra. Gave up on some schools I wasn\'t too serious about like MSUCOM (pain in the ass to resubmit LORs), or schools too far away like AZCOM. Interview scheduled for LECOM-E in Feb. Excited!
I haven\'t updated this thing in a while... so here\'s a quick summary of things that happened.
I was wait listed at NYCOM and LECOM for months back from April-ish. Got a call from BOTH LECOM and NYCOM that they were taking me on July 10, 2012. LECOM wanted a deposit by 10am the next day, and that personally left a bad taste in my mouth. I also got accepted for the Drexel IMS program that day... Anyway, I chose NYCOM of course, and having been here a month already I can say I love it here. Considering the class is over 300 people, they handle it very well and professionally... I have very few complaints about this place compared to my friends from LECOM, and any complaints are minor (like sometimes lecture halls are a little too cold).
Tips: Apply early, show persistence (write a LOR and show who you are as a person), if you got a low MCAT and you have time to do a Jan retake... seize the opportunity if the rest of your application is good. G\'luck guys.
Summary of Experience:
Wait listed for months, got in a month before classes started. So grateful they took me, I love it here. Don\'t give up guys, I can get into NYCOM with a 2.98/2.6sci and 29 MCAT w/ a late application... you can too! Be persistent and show them you want the spot.