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  • grizzly1093

  • Application cycles: 06/07/2017
  • Demographics: Male, 24, Caucasian
  • Home state: Unknown
  • Last Active: 08/01/2018
  • Brief Profile:
    I`m an MD/PhD re-applicant from a regional religious school in the Midwest. I applied in 2015-2016 to enter a program straight out of college, and while I received some offers, I turned them down for personal and professional reasons. Turning down acceptances is usually a bad move, and I`m sure this cast a shadow on my 2017-2018 application. Things still went well, though, so I assume some adcoms understood my reasons and noticed the substantial improvement in my second application.

    I came from a family, community, and university that didn`t know what it took to develop a competitive MD/PhD application. As I stumbled through my first application and interview cycle, I recognized my mistakes and shortcomings, and I realized that I could compete for acceptance at a top programs if I waited and re-applied. I took two years to gain the right experiences, then I found success in 2017-2018 with a dramatically different application.

    Feel free to ask me about my experiences, the MD/PhD career path, admissions, re-application, etc. I`m happy to help anyone who reaches out. I especially enjoy helping students like me who lack a knowledgeable adviser.
  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 06/07/2017

    • Undergraduate college: Regional Religious U
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Physical Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 523
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 132, C/P 132, P/S 130, CARS 129
    • Overall GPA: 4.00
    • Science GPA: 4.00

    Summary of Application Experience

    In addition to the schools listed here, I was accepted for MD at Stanford, waitlisted (then rejected) for MD/PhD at U of Penn, waitlisted (then withdrew) for MD/PhD at U of Alabama, and I withdrew post-II from Emory, Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia.

    Application Complete, Rejected

    Johns Hopkins University
    Harvard University
    Yale University
    University of California, San Francisco
    Stanford University

    Accepted

    Cornell University
    University of Washington
    Baylor College
    Washington University in St. Louis
    University of California, Los Angeles

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