Dec 30, 2018
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21 year old Mexican-American female with bio major, chem&spanish minors. Current senior at a T10 Private. Texas Resident
Undergrad cGPA: ~3.6
Undergrad sGPA: ~3.4

MCAT: 515

Research:
Undergraduate research since Freshman year, ~1200 hours, on a published abstract, candidate for graduation with distinction
Summer research internship, 400 hours, first author on published abstract/poster session

Shadowing experience:
-Cardiologist ~15 hours
-Pediatric Primary Care ~12 hours
-Psych ~ 120hrs
- Ortho ~8hours
- Burn Unit ~6hrs

Volunteering:
- Service within the hispanic population for 3 years
- Volunteer dance instructor
- Emergency Dept Volunteer

Leadership:
- founded autism awareness organization
- Army ROTC, distinguished military graduate (top 20% in nation),
- Safety Officer for D1 Dance Team for 4 yrs
- Social Chair for sorority-esque group


Work:
-Tour Guide
-Caregiver for sister with disabilities

Applied to all Texas Schools, my undergrad's med school, + Tufts, Georgetown, Baylor, Northwestern & Chicago (waived fees), Sinai/Columbia/Cornell for giggles, Emory, Boston


Currently sitting with 3 IIs from TX MD schools, but applied late due to military training over the summer so they all came within the last week, hopefully expecting a few more!
 

premed athlete

2+ Year Member
Apr 27, 2016
111
298
Status
Pre-Medical
I’m accepted guys!!!! I really can’t believe it what a journey this has been so far! Hope others heard some good news! To those who haven’t heard back yet- the finish line is always the same, which is to say we’re all going to get to the same place. If you’re early, late, whatever it’s always right on time :)
 

Etopn23

7+ Year Member
Dec 24, 2010
188
456
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
I took the mcat, got married, had my first child, and was accepted to my home institution with a full ride in the past 9 months. Hell of a year.

We are all going to make it. God is good.
 
Jan 11, 2018
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The only way she 100% won’t get in is if she doesn’t apply. You know how many times I was told to do a post bacc? Probably over 20 times...from like 20 different people. And while I did apply to post baccs in the end, it turned out I didn’t need them as I was accepted to medical school at the same time. I’m advocating for OP because I too had a “high risk” application. Yet I found two schools that saw something special in me, and decided to take their chance and invest in me. I’ve now successfully completed M1, on my way to completing M2, and take step 1 in January. It’s possible to defy the odds, but not if you don’t put yourself out there first
Hi! Me again I wanted to say thank you for advocating for me again! I just want to let you so far I have 2 IIs :) Which I honestly thought I would have 0. Still waiting on the rest of my schools.
 

MedicineN'Jazz

calling all jazzites
2+ Year Member
Apr 29, 2016
1,036
1,092
Status
Pre-Medical, Medical Student
Hi! Me again I wanted to say thank you for advocating for me again! I just want to let you so far I have 2 IIs :) Which I honestly thought I would have 0. Still waiting on the rest of my schools.
CONGRATS!!!!! I’m so proud of you. Can’t wait to see those interviews turn into acceptances
 

snow36

5+ Year Member
May 27, 2014
20
12
Status
Pre-Medical
Finally took the plunge..

African
Major: Cell biology; Philosophy, 2016
cGPA: 3.58
sGPA: 3.57
MCAT:
First take: 513
Second take [first score expired]: 521
Research:
2000+ hours in 3 labs [1 basic, 2 clinical]
1 publication [second author]
2 poster presentations [1, first; 1, second]
clinical experience
200+ hours ER greeter, information desk volunteer
500+ hours medical scribe
shadowing:
Primary care clinic [40 hours over 3 weeks]
Rheumatology [2 hours]
Psychiatry [5 hours]
Radiology [16 hours]
Neurology [8 hours]
ICU rounds [5 hours]
Non-clinical volunteering:
Various roles through one organization [~250+ hours]:
Volunteer, volunteer coordinator [100+]​
Volunteer literacy class instructor [100+]​
Volunteer stem club instructor [50+ hours over 2 semesters]​
Hospice [9 hours]
Meditation retreat center volunteer
Non-clinical Employment:
Community assistant 2 years
Research internship, Summer in college
Research fellowship, 1 year
Specialty of interest: Neurology; Psychiatry

Secondaries submitted between September and October: 18
Albert Einstein
Hofstra
Stony Brook
Cornell - Free tuition!
Drexel
Temple
Sidney Kimmel
Brown
Boston U
Tufts
Colorado U
Maryland U
Rochester
NYMC
Rutgers
Pitt
Rosalind Franklin
Wash U St. Louis - Free tuition!

Best of luck everyone!
 
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Dec 25, 2018
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Finally took the plunge..

African
Major: Cell biology; Philosophy, 2016
cGPA: 3.58
sGPA: 3.57
MCAT:
First take: 513
Second take [first score expired]: 521
Research:
2000+ hours in 3 labs [1 basic, 2 clinical]
1 publication [second author]
2 poster presentations [1, first; 1, second]
clinical experience
200+ hours ER greeter, information desk volunteer
500+ hours medical scribe
shadowing:
Primary care clinic [40 hours over 3 weeks]
Rheumatology [2 hours]
Psychiatry [5 hours]
Radiology [16 hours]
Neurology [8 hours]
ICU rounds [5 hours]
Non-clinical volunteering:
Various roles through one organization [~250+ hours]:
Volunteer, volunteer coordinator [100+]​
Volunteer literacy class instructor [100+]​
Volunteer stem club instructor [50+ hours over 2 semesters]​
Hospice [9 hours]
Meditation retreat center volunteer
Non-clinical Employment:
Community assistant 2 years
Research internship, Summer in college
Research fellowship, 1 year
Specialty of interest: Neurology; Psychiatry

Secondaries submitted between September and October: 17
Albert Einstein
Hofstra
Stony Brook
Cornell - Free tuition!
Drexel
Sidney Kimmel
Brown
Boston U
Tufts
Colorado U
Maryland U
Rochester
NYMC
Rutgers
Pitt
Rosalind Franklin
Wash U St. Louis - Free tuition!

Best of luck everyone!
Did you apply this cycle? I would have suggested adding Duke, Columbia, UMichigan, Emory, Vanderbilt, Case Western and the HBCUs. I hope you are having a fabulous cycle!
 
Aug 29, 2019
18
7
Status
Pre-Medical
Finally took the plunge..

African
Major: Cell biology; Philosophy, 2016
cGPA: 3.58
sGPA: 3.57
MCAT:
First take: 513
Second take [first score expired]: 521
Research:
2000+ hours in 3 labs [1 basic, 2 clinical]
1 publication [second author]
2 poster presentations [1, first; 1, second]
clinical experience
200+ hours ER greeter, information desk volunteer
500+ hours medical scribe
shadowing:
Primary care clinic [40 hours over 3 weeks]
Rheumatology [2 hours]
Psychiatry [5 hours]
Radiology [16 hours]
Neurology [8 hours]
ICU rounds [5 hours]
Non-clinical volunteering:
Various roles through one organization [~250+ hours]:
Volunteer, volunteer coordinator [100+]​
Volunteer literacy class instructor [100+]​
Volunteer stem club instructor [50+ hours over 2 semesters]​
Hospice [9 hours]
Meditation retreat center volunteer
Non-clinical Employment:
Community assistant 2 years
Research internship, Summer in college
Research fellowship, 1 year
Specialty of interest: Neurology; Psychiatry

Secondaries submitted between September and October: 17
Albert Einstein
Hofstra
Stony Brook
Cornell - Free tuition!
Drexel
Sidney Kimmel
Brown
Boston U
Tufts
Colorado U
Maryland U
Rochester
NYMC
Rutgers
Pitt
Rosalind Franklin
Wash U St. Louis - Free tuition!

Best of luck everyone!
wait...so you already applied and received acceptance and free tuition at Cornell and WashU? Impressive. I wonder, does WashU have COA scholarships?
 

snow36

5+ Year Member
May 27, 2014
20
12
Status
Pre-Medical
wait...so you already applied and received acceptance and free tuition at Cornell and WashU? Impressive. I wonder, does WashU have COA scholarships?
Did you apply this cycle? I would have suggested adding Duke, Columbia, UMichigan, Emory, Vanderbilt, Case Western and the HBCUs. I hope you are having a fabulous cycle!
Gah! Sorry for the confusing post. I sent my secondaries, I've had one II so far and am waiting for responses from the remainder of schools.
 
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Sep 24, 2019
191
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Status
Pre-Medical
LM 65, just got rejected from Rosalind Franklin, complete silence from the rest.
 
Dec 26, 2018
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LM 65, just got rejected from Rosalind Franklin, complete silence from the rest.
Aye fam, sorry to hear that. There's still time and we have a good chunk of cycle left. Thanksgiving rule is still in effect, don't freak freak out until then. Have you started working on your weak areas for worst case scenario?
 
Sep 24, 2019
191
299
Status
Pre-Medical
Aye fam, sorry to hear that. There's still time and we have a good chunk of cycle left. Thanksgiving rule is still in effect, don't freak freak out until then. Have you started working on your weak areas for worst case scenario?
I have. Looking at MS programs for the inevitable gap year and already getting ready to study for the MCAT again.