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ASIAN- AMERICAN STATS

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by leorl, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. leorl

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    With the topic of asian acceptance in med school becoming a popular topic recently, I thought it might be interesting to see how many of Asian-American SDNers fit the bill for generic stereotypes and "overachievement," and how some of us diverge. Just list GPA, MCATs and ECs, no need for honors or leadership positions (assumed)unless it's something tremendous like Fulbright or whatever.

    I'll start:
    Current Senior GPA: 3.67
    Majors: Biology, Psychology and Classics

    MCAT: Will take in April

    ECs: Crew (rowing) 4 yrs, bench research 1.5 yrs, tutoring for AOL and for Upward Bound 4 yrs, school paper 3 yrs, National and Ohio Senior Classical Leagues (for latin/greek scholars) 4 yrs, campus classics club 2 yrs, undergrad faculty committee 1 yr, Junior Year Abroad in Ireland.

    (mortar board & golden key 3 yrs, but participation minimal since the clubs don't do much).
     
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  3. BUmiken12

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    Junior GPA: 3.85
    Majors: Bio and Nutrition Sciences
    MCAT: this April
    ECs: play for Baylor Men's Soccer Team, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, volunteer work at a local hospital and free clinic, summer abroad in Spain
     
  4. Dr. Kermit

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    I can't believe I'm engaging in this thread! All of my relatives are from highly Asian populated areas: DC, LA, TX. However, I'm in the middle of PA and I'm really glad since I don't associate with too many Asians :) I'm not saying it's bad or anything, but I'm glad my parents are a bit more open-minded about situations (academics, relationships, etc.)

    Anyway, here are my vitals. I'm just average :)

    UGRAD: JHU '01
    GPA: 3.56 (3.42 sci, 3.9 AO)
    MCAT: 30R (9v,11p,10b)

    ECs: Varsity athlete, Inner-city youth tutor, Campus tourguide, Chem research assistant, Research tech (2 different positions), Lab tech, RA, GED tutor, Camp counselor for mentally and physically challenged children, Sales associate, Nanny.

    Most of my ECs are typical, some aren't.
     
  5. ValleyGal

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    you're lists of EC's are pretty rediculous. i hope that you had time to sleep <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  6. Dr. Kermit

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Dr. Kermit:
    [QB]
    ECs: Varsity athlete, Inner-city youth tutor, Campus tourguide, Chem research assistant, Research tech (2 different positions), Lab tech, RA, GED tutor, Camp counselor for mentally and physically challenged children, Sales associate, Nanny.
    QB]</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Putting in the number of years, so people did know I slept! Not a lot, but I did :)

    ECs: Varsity athlete (Fresh/soph years), Inner-city youth tutor (Soph-Sr years), Campus tourguide (Soph-Sr years), Chem research assistant (Jr year), Research tech (2 different positions: Sr year and currently), Lab tech (Sr year), RA (Jr/Sr years), GED tutor (Sr year), Camp counselor for mentally and physically challenged children (summer), Sales associate (summer), Nanny (summer).
     
  7. ok here are my stats:

    Major: Neurophysiology
    GPA: 3.73 science, 3.68 non-science, 3.71 overall
    MCAT: 32R, 10,12,10

    EC's and Awards too many to list :D
     
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    Major: Biology
    GPA: 3.98 science, 3.70 non-science, 3.90 overall
    MCAT: 33L, 8-14-11

    ECs: Autism therapist, tutor, mol. bio reasearch for a year, played cricket for a while. Rest i forget.
     
  9. 2NT

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    Here is my contribution.....

    Major: Microbiology (graduated 2000)
    GPA: 3.96 sci, 4.0 ao, 3.97 overall
    MCAT: 27N (8v,9p,10b)

    EC: Worked full-time as nurse assist(2yrs), Diabetes camp counselor, homless shelter and hospital volunteering, 1yr of bench research, some clubs during undergrad.
     
  10. LizardKing

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    Why are we doing this? Ok here goes...

    GPA: 3.97
    MCAT: 37N (11v 13p 13b)

    ECs: 4 yrs. research with publications, volunteer teacher for elementary school, tutor for other college students, EMT stuff, blah blah blah

    I actually don't think a lot of asians are overachievers...but those who are take it to sick, extreme levels (you know, violinists who practice 8 hours/day in high school) and perpetuate the stereotype, good or bad.
     
  11. Legend

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    I am an Asian Canadian. :)

    BCPM: 3.80
    Overall: 3.85

    V6 PS13 BS10 M (yeah.. '6')

    Bio major.
    Research with publications.
    Have been playing an instrument for 16 years.(I am talking about almost everyday, non-stop).
    Won many competitions and played solo with various philharmonics worldwide.

    I had no time for other ECs. :)
     
  12. Current Junior GPA: 3.988, science GPA 4.0

    Major: Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

    Took the August MCAT: 33Q: 9,14,10 (i hate verbal)

    E.C's: AIDS center volunteer for 3 years, student tutor for 3 years, assistant x-ray technician for 2 years, and 1 year research w/awaiting publication. Will research a similar field at the NIH this summer for ten weeks as well. Play a little guitar and keyboard on the side.

    I think asians usually have great P.S. scores to make up for their verbal inadequacies. maybe our minds just work in a different way?

    I plan on applying M.D./Ph.D.--dont know how good my chances are, but doesn't hurt to try.
     
  13. I got in

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    I have not been accepted anwhere.
    anyhow,My stats:
    science GPA : 3.83
    Non-Science: 3.79
    Double degree cell bio mol genetics + psychology
    Mcat 27Q (first time 24Q)
    ECs: 2 years fellowship at NIH, 1 year independent work at FDA, work at several hospitals, internships and volunteering at AIDS clinic and mental institutions. Part of 9 different on-campus socia/greek/honors organizations, mentored freshman and I also work with autistic kids. I think this is about it.
     
  14. moo

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    major: mathematics and physics (honors)

    CGPA: 3.72
    AO: 3.49
    SGPA: 3.80

    MCAT: 9,12,Q,12

    ECs: usual volunteering, worked in a psych hospital, math TA, won numerous math contests in HS, competed in putnam math contest in college.
     
  15. PuppyLuv

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    GPA: 2.25
    MCAT: 28

    guess i'm an exception to the rule
     
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    I'm gonna echo J2001... no acceptance yet but been interviewed at fairly good schools.

    CUM GPA: 3.4 :(
    Science GPA: 3.2
    Non-Science GPA: 3.8
    MCAT: 33P
    Molecular Cell Biology major
    ECs: 9 yrs hospital, clinic & NPO volunteering, 4 yrs research with publications, Howard Hughes fellowship & honors undergraduate research, 1 yr peer advisor, 2 yrs peer health educator, 1 yr medical assistant, Tae Kwon Do, etc..
     
  18. Kodos02

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    Man I feel inadequate, oh well......

    Major: Biophysics
    GPA: 3.5
    MCAT: 33M (9,12,12)

    EC's: Not enough to list without embarrassment <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
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    i suppose i'll contribute as well...

    GPA 3.5 (BCPM 3.43, AO 3.67)
    MCAT 33R (11,10,12)

    4 yrs coordinator/researcher for clin research pgm, worked part-time for 2 yrs as a peer tutor, 2 yrs pediatric ward volunteer, 1.5 yrs independent research in basic science & humanities- 2 papers awaiting pub, public health research during summers, clin. AIDS research + community health service this past year.

    no love from UC's. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  20. leorl

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    Wow, hmm interesting. Although number stats differ, it doesn't seem like everyone's all that different from each other in terms of ECs. most everyone has some mainstream ECs, and there are only a couple "different" activities. I don't know what that means really, just interesting. And I hope no one feels "inadequate" because you really shouldn't. Although we all tend to be grouped together, everyone's gone through different experiences and this thread should not be used in any way to judge others or judge yourself.

    BTW, LOL to the practice 8 hours a day thing. I actually used to do that a bit in HS, but definitely not in college. A big HA to the parental institution that tried to enhance my well-being by forcing that kind of thing on me. Actually, I'm completely not active musically as an undergrad...wow, total reversal of my hs years.
     
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    Music was never a love for me. I'm one of the lazier kind. Huge soccer fan through my early childhood, probably because i grew up in the Middle East :) , and then encountered my true love, cricket. Guess i was too busy being a dirty street kid than develop an interest in the other stuff. :cool:
     
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    Im not technically asian-american, as my screen-name shows. Am i still in? :p
     
  23. gellybean

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    Hope I'm not too late...but here it goes

    major: Biology (graduated from the University of Hawaii)
    gpa: 3.91 (non-sci 4.0, sci ~ 3.8)
    mcat: 11V, 10, 10 R (first time 25M!!!)
    EC's: volunteer at a local emergency department, 1 year of lab research, sunday school teacher for a local church, volunteer at an elderly day care facility
     
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    Shoot...times like this I wish I was Asian. I want to contribute. Good stats and EC's everyone...Congrats.
     
  25. imtiaz

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    i guess ill join in:

    ugrad: 2.8 sci/non-sci (chemistry)
    grad: 3.67 (chemistry)

    mcat:10V,11P,10B:M

    the usual ECs, heavy on research, etc. :)
     
  26. JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW...THE TITLE OF THE POST IS ASIAN AMERICAN....SO ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT BELONG TO OTHER ETHNIC GROUPS SHOULDN'T POST HERE...

    that also includes me :D
     
  27. praying4MD

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    Hmm. Seeing as the the title says, "ASIAN AMERICAN STATS," in ALL CAPS, I wonder how anyone could've missed that & accidentally posted anyway? {Staring at Watcha} :D

    btw, I like your new quote.
     
  28. Doggiepan

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    Current Senior GPA: 3.4
    Major: Political Science, Spanish Minor
    MCAT: 32 (10,11,11)
    EC: Manager and Volunteer of Free Clinic, Students for a Free Tibet, Bioethics Society, AED Honor Society Treasurer, Omnicron Delta Kappa, Various community boards, Premedical Society President, member of Latin American Students and Asian American Students Organization, Clinical Research at Wake (Summer), Intern for National Kidney Foundation (Summer), Chem Tutor (a year ago), Library Worker

    Fun stuff
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doggiepan:
    <strong>Current Senior GPA: 3.4
    Major: Political Science, Spanish Minor
    MCAT: 32 (10,11,11)
    EC: Manager and Volunteer of Free Clinic, Students for a Free Tibet, Bioethics Society, AED Honor Society Treasurer, Omnicron Delta Kappa, Various community boards, Premedical Society President, member of Latin American Students and Asian American Students Organization, Clinical Research at Wake (Summer), Intern for National Kidney Foundation (Summer), Chem Tutor (a year ago), Library Worker

    Fun stuff</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">wow, impressive first post! welcome to sdn! where have you been accepted with those awesome ECs?
     
  30. leorl

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    LOL! ::::::stares at Watcha::::::::

    Resident Alien, sure you count :) jump on board! Welcome first timers too, beware the addiction, the addiction!!
    Congrats everyone, hope the acceptances come soon!
     
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    Doctora Foxy,thanks for welcoming me. I've only been accepted to one school - MCG, and am interview at Tulane this week. I applied to 10 others, but for the most part have been getting pre-interview rejections. I'm pulling the rest of my apps today if nothing exciting comes in the mail. :p
     
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    Upstate New York South Asian

    Class of 2002-Taking MCAT in April
    Major: English
    Minor: Chemistry and Biology
    Overall GPA: 3.75
    BCPM: 3.63
    AO: 3.85
    EC's: Rugby Team, Radio DJ, Eastern Indian Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Research Assistant at a Medical School Research Study, Hospice Volunteer, Surgical Observer, GP Shadower, Medical Term Abroad to England, Hungary, and Netherlands, Summer Jobs at Old Navy and London Fog Clothing Stores, etc.
    :D
     
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    Whoa Doggiepan, I thought I had stellar EC's but you really take the cake. Where else have you applied to medical school b/sides Tulane and MCG? Other than that, I find it to be total bull$#[email protected] that so many medical school are not giving you a chance with all your EC's. To me it seems that the med school guage your prospects of a clinician by how well you know some s$%$ like the Nernst Equation or Gauss' Law instead of focusing on necessary qualities such as compassion, leadership, and exposure to the medical field.
    I have met many unsavory characters in the eight-year medical program at my school, where students are accepted from high school and assured a spot in med school. These people may be rocking the organic chem tests left and right, but I could never imagine them in a clinical situation. Though medical schools profess to desiring more "well rounded" students, it seems to be a blatant lie to me.
    I empathize with your situation because I am in your same situation. I dont have a 4.0 GPA nor do I expect to get a 40+ on my MCATs. This may throw me out of the running for a spot in some of some school, but c'est la vie. They want their lab rats.
     
  34. ttac

    ttac Trust me, it's still fun.

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    Here goes nothing...

    Class of '97
    GPA: (2.55 sci, 3.23 AO, 3.8 PB, 2.78 cum)
    MCAT: (10V, 13P, 14B, R (34N in '96))

    EC's: Bench research (4 yrs), 4 co-author publications, listed author on 3 poster presentations, 4 yrs Army ROTC in college, graduated 2nd out of 67 in Engineer officer basic course, graduated from US Army Sapper Leader Course, currently executive officer in my National Guard company, volunteered 100+ hours in clinic, another 100 hours in VA hospital ER, young alumni club coordinator, interviewed HS students applying to my alma mater (4 years), worked a couple of menial lab jobs in college/summers.

    -ttac
     
  35. Doctora Foxy

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    Hey Doggiepan, don't pull your other apps if you still have a chance at schools you would be happier at! You've spent so much time doing secondaries, why pull them for no reason?
     

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