Originally Posted by Robert De Niro
Thanks for the advice. My personal statement does hit those points so I am comfortable with what I wrote. I am also hoping that if I do well in my grad program, which is similar to first year med school classes, will also increase my GPA and help off set my low MCAT (if I don't raise it in Aug.). Are you applying this year or are in med school now?
I am currently top tier waitlist for VCOM-CC for 2015. School is just around the corner so I doubt I will be getting off this year, still holding out for a last minute acceptance. I have been told by Maddie that it is "highly likely" (don't you just love the ambiguity of that statement) that I will recieve an invite for early decision for class of 2016. We will see. My stats are 3.78 Science GPA, 3.68 overall GPA with a 23R MCAT. I also have a Master's Degree and I have done a fair amount of volunteer and some paid work in the medical field. Surprisingly, during my interview, they were not at all concerned with my low MCAT. I was told, verbatim by the Dean, that my late application more than likely kept me from getting an outright acceptance. I also believe my personal statement really helped me. I took a leap of faith and wrote a humorous (almost to the point of absurdity) and bluntly honest statement about my life and journey to wanting to be a doctor. I did not lie or embellish, just told it like it was. Every single person who interviewed me loved the my personal statement and said it really painted a great picture of the type of person I was and made them want to know more about me. So we will see what happens. Being on the waitlist is so bittersweet. You are so close to achieving your dream, yet it's just out of your reach. But, it is better than a flat out rejection. Good luck.