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  • radarTECH

  • Application cycles: 06/20/2017
  • Demographics: Female, 28, African
  • Home state: New York
  • Last Active: 05/13/2018
  • Brief Profile: This website was a valuable resource to me years leading up to actually applying, so it is my pleasure to return the favor to someone else.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/20/2017

    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 506
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, P/S 127, CARS 126
    • Overall GPA: 3.40
    • Science GPA: 3.40

    Summary of Application Experience

    Non-trad, weird V-shaped GPA trend ranging from >3.8 to <3.0. Extracurricular activities unique and long term ( 5-8 years). 4 years working as a nurse. Interesting life story, DIY Post bacc.

    Apply early.
    I strongly believe this impacts how successful your cycle will be. I was not verified until first week of September, and did not hear from a lot of schools until February, March because of that.

    Apply broad, but smart.
    Get the MSAR. I thought I knew for sure that I would get into schools with my gpa or MCAT range but I did not. You never know what may get an adcoms attention.

    Diversify your ECs.
    Check the boxes ( volunteer, shadow etc.), but make sure there is something you are actually passionate about so you have something to discuss at interviews. If you are genuinely into something it will show on paper and in person.

    Get those grades up.
    This is for those of you who know you need to work on this. If you are still in undergrad, you need to start right this moment. If you have graduated, get into an official post bacc do a DIY post bacc. You cannot undo the failures, but you can start again and learn from them.

    There are so many other sources of advice here on SDN; forum posts, adcoms, peers, physicians. Use them. I could not have done this without what I learned from this site and the people on it.

    Application Complete

    Howard University

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Loyola University Chicago
    New York Medical College
    Quinnipiac University - Frank H. Netter School of Medicine
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Meharry Medical College

    Invited for Interview, Withdrew

    Lincoln Memorial University
    Drexel University

    Accepted

    UMDNJ - New Jersey
    Cooper School of Rowan University

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