premed athlete

2+ Year Member
Apr 27, 2016
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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
196
483
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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.
 
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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
1,041
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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
 
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snow36

5+ Year Member
May 27, 2014
20
13
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!
 
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Aug 29, 2019
21
9
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
13
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
255
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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
255
367
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.
 
Nov 1, 2019
30
10
Status
Pre-Medical
Hola ya'll!

M0 here, I'm procrastinating, so I would love to read and give feedback on some PSs for URM/low-SES chicos and chicas. Feel free to PM me your PS in the form of a google doc that allows people to make edits, and doesn't make people sign in!

Let me know if ya'll have any questions, gracias!
Wondering if you are still giving feedback for URM chicos? Please let me know so I can PM you!
 
Nov 1, 2019
30
10
Status
Pre-Medical
Could be. You can always ask for a fee waiver as well. They can also see that you’re URM when they review your app.
Do you just email them directly for secondary fee waiver or how would you go about this? I got one for UChicago, but wondering if I will get one for Northwestern? Also do you know what schools provide waivers?
 
Jul 8, 2019
8
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Hi friends,

Feeling a bit down today as I've just been rejected from my state school :( This is a few weeks after being waitlisted from my hometown school.

I have the last of my 3 II in mid Dec and it's at a T20 (honestly still can't believe I got the II). I was hoping to have an A to hold onto to make me feel a bit more relaxed but now I'm extremely nervous that I'll somehow mess this one up too. Any advice for how to calm down / better prepare? I wish we got interview feedback with Rs so that I would have a better idea of what went wrong but now i'm just second guessing everything.

I used to consider myself a pretty confident person but its so easy to get discouraged when schools don't seem to be vibing with you in-person. Anyways, I hope the rest of you all are still pulling through this app cycle okay.
 
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FortheM.D.

2+ Year Member
Dec 4, 2017
2
1
Hi friends,

Feeling a bit down today as I've just been rejected from my state school :( This is a few weeks after being waitlisted from my hometown school.

I have the last of my 3 II in mid Dec and it's at a T20 (honestly still can't believe I got the II). I was hoping to have an A to hold onto to make me feel a bit more relaxed but now I'm extremely nervous that I'll somehow mess this one up too. Any advice for how to calm down / better prepare? I wish we got interview feedback with Rs so that I would have a better idea of what went wrong but now i'm just second guessing everything.

I used to consider myself a pretty confident person but its so easy to get discouraged when schools don't seem to be vibing with you in-person. Anyways, I hope the rest of you all are still pulling through this app cycle okay.
Don't feel discouraged! It is not over yet! You have another interview coming up and I am sure with proper preparation you will ace it. Have you tried to do a mock interview with someone? I think sometimes that helps to get through the nerves and work though different questions. You got this, What is meant for you no one can take away!
 
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Aug 19, 2019
165
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Medical Student (Accepted)
I have the last of my 3 II in mid Dec and it's at a T20 (honestly still can't believe I got the II). I was hoping to have an A to hold onto to make me feel a bit more relaxed but now I'm extremely nervous that I'll somehow mess this one up too. Any advice for how to calm down / better prepare?
Vandy? I interviewed there. Happy to help you prep!!
 
Jul 8, 2019
8
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Don't feel discouraged! It is not over yet! You have another interview coming up and I am sure with proper preparation you will ace it. Have you tried to do a mock interview with someone? I think sometimes that helps to get through the nerves and work though different questions. You got this, What is meant for you no one can take away!
Yeah you're right - I've done a few mock interviews with friends and current professors and its definitely helped me better prepare my answers. I think a big part of the anxiety stems from the fact that I don't know anyone else applying this cycle so sometimes it feels like I'm just on my own over here. But truly, SDN and r/premed have been really great communities of support, especially threads like this one. I'm always happy when I see someone on here get that A :)
 
Jul 2, 2019
20
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I usually just PM people if I see that they interviewed somewhere I did and had questions. Just thought I would put this out there, but feel free to PM me about my school list and which schools gave me IIs/As. I'll leave my stats in my signature for next cycle if they got Qs.
 
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