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  • mdattheend

  • Application cycles: 07/10/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 24, African
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 09/04/2017
  • Brief Profile: Will be starting a master in medical sciences this Fall, while I am applying. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the process for others in the future.

    1st MCAT: July 2014. (Old) Studied with Princeton crash-course. It was awesome, I was not! Took MCAT and got a 27.
    BS: 10, PS: 9, V: 8. I was shocked! Who knew practicing in the 30s range (while pausing and looking up answers) would not be reflected on the actual exam?! *slaps hand*

    I retook the MCAT January 28, 2017.Working full-time and studying for 2.5 months. Practiced hitting 510 range. Got sick the whole week leading up to MCAT...506. Somewhat ambivalent about my scores....(B/B was 91 percentile..guess it was a hard section!! However, still debating whether I will retake or not)

    Practice MCAT: B/B: 128; C/P: 127; CARS: 127; P/S: 128; total: 510
    Actual MCAT: B/B: 129; C/P: 127; CARS: 125; P/S: 125; total: 506

    Experience:
    - Fluent in English, Spanish
    - 1000+ hours of clinical volunteering (ER scribe)
    - Emergency Room volunteer
    - 1.5 years laboratory research, 1 year clinical research
    - 1 year experience Community Service Director of campus organization: led several community projects
    - Currently volunteering with Habitat 4 Humanity and Donate Life
    - Full-time work experience (throughout undergrad)
    - Hobbies: sports, poetry
    - Some scholarships.

    Key:
    S: Submitted Secondary
    C: Application Complete
    I: Interview Invite Date
    A: Acceptance Date
    W: Waitlist Date
    R: Rejection Date
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 07/10/2017

    • Undergraduate college: top 20
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Institution: Midwest School
    • Area of Study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Degree Obtained: MA
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 509
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 130, C/P 127, CARS 124  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.20

    Summary of Application Experience

    04/29: Qualified for FAP! Big relief!
    07/10: Application submitted to AMCAS for verification.
    07/14: Application submitted to TMDSAS for verification. I had some people take a look at my application. (The 1st application cycle ever, I had sections missing. I realized this the next year! Apparently, TMDSAS has a weird save feature which only saves whatever section you're on. So don't press continue, then save 5 pages later! Otherwise, those previous 4 pages are gone.)
    07/21: GW secondary invite. They send these within days of submitting your application even though it hasn't yet been verified.
    07/21: GW secondary completed.
    07/31: Added schools to AMCAS application. (Has not yet been verified)
    08/01: BU secondary invite. Tufts secondary invite.
    08/02: Tufts secondary submitted.
    08/04: AMCAS verified. WVU secondary invite. Rosalind secondary invite. Wisconsin secondary invite. SUNY Downstate secondary invite. Rosalind secondary complete. UW
    08/05: VCU, WMich, Temple, & Keck secondary invite.
    08/07: MCW, Oakland, WMed, SLU, Iowa, Georgetown, Penn State, Einstein & Miami secondary invite. Tufts Application complete.
    08/08: Morehouse, Quinnipiac, Loyola, & Maryland secondary invite. Baylor application complete.
    08/09: Rochester & Wayne secondary invite. SLU secondary submitted.
    08/10: Wake Forest secondary invite.
    08/16: VCU pre-secondary rejection. 1st rejection. Doesn't sting as much as it used to.

    Applied

    University of Southern California
    University of Miami
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Wake Forest University
    University of Wisconsin
    Oakland University

    Applied, Rejected

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Application Complete

    Baylor College
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Saint Louis University
    Wayne State University
    Temple University
    Western University of Health Sciences
    University of Rochester
    University of Iowa
    Georgetown University
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    West Virginia University
    Loyola University Chicago
    Pennsylvania State University
    University of Maryland
    Queen's University
    Albert Einstein of Yeshiva University
    Indiana University
    University of Texas, Houston
    George Washington University
    University of Texas, Southwestern
    Tufts University
    SUNY Downstate
    Boston University

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