Originally Posted by lobita
Considering my reapplication:
My gpa is 3.91
, bcpm 3.88
(graduated in 1999, but have more recent graduate work)
Is my unbalanced MCAT (12bs, 12vr, 9ps O
) hurting me?
Should I not mention my child in applications and interviews? The experience of pregnancy and the medical care I received during pregnancy was crucial to my decision to apply to medical school...
I have lots of research, interesting ECs (I'm non-traditional, so more time to accure them
I had no clinical experience last round and I know this hurt me, now will have 100 hrs hospital volunteer and shadowing of several doctors.
I applied to 8 schools, interviewed at 4, three waitlists, one rejection.
The bolded stats are great. If you didn't have any clinical experience, then that is probably what hurt you. But look at it another way - you got 50% response rate (4 interviews from 8 apps). A lot of kids in Pre-Allo would kill for the number of interviews you got. With some clinical experience, and more applications (as good as you are, you should apply to more places [min. 20]), you should do better.
And I wouldn't downplay your family. A family is a stabilizing thing (in most cases), not a detriment. As an aside, I wouldn't want to attend any place that held my family against me, for whatever reason.