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Californian's and Acceptances!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by UrSexyLatinDr, May 13, 2002.

  1. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

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    Hey

    As time is getting closer to the final decisions of the people who will become doctors in 2006 I was wondering how Cali applicants did. How many schools did you apply and how many you got accepted to. If you guys want to share undergrad, major and stats it' ll better to get a pic of the applicants. If you are from another state and want to share, please do so! :)

    Eduardo

    P.S. By the way, I just put a pic of me in my profile, feel free to see it! :D
     
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  3. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

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    No one? Que pasa? I thought we had Cali Applicants here, come on guys!
    :(

    Eduardo
     
  4. vyc

    vyc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i applied to a ton of schools.
    received 10 interview invitations
    and only went to 8.

    got accepted at 2.
    waitlisted at 3.

    strong GPA, average MCATs.
     
  5. Kazzar

    Kazzar Psychiatrist 7+ Year Member

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    I live in Orange County. I applied to 13 schools, sent in 12 secondaries, got 3 interviews (UCI, Wash U, and USC), and was accepted to UCI and currently waitlisted at the other two. My GPA was 3.9 for science, 3.8 other. I had a 34R (10-11-13) MCAT, no volunteer work, clubs, or leadership activities. I had 2 years of clinical research on Alzheimer's disease and Downs Syndrome. I am a neurbio major and I like long walks on the beach.

    Boy that was dry.
     
  6. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Hmmmmm. . . California (in my best Homer Simpson drawl)

    From LA

    I applied to 22 schools. . .
    Interviewed at 13 (declined 5 others)
    (interviewed at SF & LA, rejected by both! :( )
    Accepted at 7
    Waitlisted at 2
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    Matriculating at: Univ. of Pennsylvania
    3.86/34T

    Hope this is what you were looking for!
     
  7. drewskovitch

    drewskovitch Member 7+ Year Member

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    i applied to 14 schools, got 7 interviews, and ended up on holds/waitlists for 6 of the 7 (i didn't wait to hear from the 7th before i made my decision). i was rejected at one :( , accepted at another <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> , and have since withdrawn from the remaining 5.

    gpa 3.69, mcat 37R
     
  8. Vin Scully

    Vin Scully Member 7+ Year Member

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    Howdy,

    Applied to 12
    interviewed at 8
    accecpted at 3 (Duke, UCLA, USC)
    Waitlisted at 5 (Stanford, UCSF, Columbia, WashU, yale)
    Currently holding the spot at UCLA and on the waiting list still at Stanford and UCSF

    3.54/(40-42)O (13-15V, 14B, 13P)
     
  9. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

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    You Guys are awesome, Thanks a bunch for the replies! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Vin Scully: WHat did you do to prepare for the MCAT that you did so good? And the rest of you, how did you prepare? <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Eduardo
     
  10. Kazzar

    Kazzar Psychiatrist 7+ Year Member

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    I studied the Kaplan Comprehensive Review book (only $70) and took 4-5 practice tests to prep for the MCAT
     
  11. lola

    lola Bovine Member 7+ Year Member

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    wow! not all the californians could have been this successful, right?? these gpa's and mcats are dang high!
     
  12. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats 10+ Year Member

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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 lola:
    <strong>wow! not all the californians could have been this successful, right?? these gpa's and mcats are dang high!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yep..damn right! I didn't get in <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
  13. Cdc28p

    Cdc28p Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    hi there,

    applied to 9
    interviewed at 8, rejected one invite
    waitlisted at 3
    accepted at 4
    waiting to hear from 1
    most likely matriculating at harvard
    3.8/35S
     
  14. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I didn't do super well on the MCAT (34T) and probably should have sucked it up and dished out the $1200+ for the class, but I used my $$ instead to buy all the course materials (via ebay) for Kaplan and PR. I also bought most of the AAMC materials and plugged away for 5 hours per day for roughly two months. . .

    Good Luck! :)
     
  15. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was lucky to get in to 2 Cali schools with my pitiful stats. 3.89 GPA, 30R MCAT (V9, 11P, 10B). I went to UC, Irvine for undergrad.

    - Applied to 30 schools (that's right 30!).
    - Got 22 secondaries
    - 12 interview invites
    - only went to 5 interviews
    - Rejected from Stanford (pre-secondary), UCLA,
    UCSF, UC Davis (all post-secondary).
    - Accepted by UC, San Diego and UC, Irvine.
    - Will matriculate at UC, San Diego with 100% certainty.

    I was accepted to schools that were not my first choices but I'm ok with that.

    So now that we have spilled the beans for you Eduardo, how about telling us your situation. Don't just ask people for stuff without giving something in return. Mr. Enrique Iglesias look-alike!
     
  16. SuzyQ

    SuzyQ Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    why do you think your stats are pitiful, Cambrian? 3.89GPA and 30 MCAT is pretty darn good to me Gosh, it seems like all of you are applying to these top 10 schools.....i'd be happy to go to ANY school when i apply this summer.
     
  17. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    - sent primary to 25 schools ( <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> waay to many in retrospect, but I was waiting for my MCAT scores)
    - completed 14 of 25 secondaries
    - granted 12 interviews (rejected pre-interview at Duke and Baylor), went to 5 of them
    - 5 acceptances (UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins)

    3.97, 37Q
     
  18. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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  19. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Don't be discouraged -- this process is SO idiosyncratic. For example, I was rejected post interviews from Sinai, NYU, U chicago but accepted to Yale, Wash U and Penn. . .

    Keep your chin up! You never know when you might get 'lucky' -- just apply to lots of schools in a broad range!
     
  20. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hey the Fly,

    Thanks for the encouragement. :) I totally ditto you on the the randomness of this application process. I've been fortunate enough to get into a UC school and a few other east coast schools...so not complaining here. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  21. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i just wanted to tell the latin dr. that your screen name fits you--nothing personal though. :)
     
  22. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Hmmm... this thread is beginning to get interesting! <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
  23. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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 The Fly - aka GG16:
    <strong>Don't be discouraged -- this process is SO idiosyncratic. For example, I was rejected post interviews from Sinai, NYU, U chicago but accepted to Yale, Wash U and Penn. . .

    Keep your chin up! You never know when you might get 'lucky' -- just apply to lots of schools in a broad range!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What the hell? Now that's messed up. Accepted to those top schools and turned down by those others? Now that's just another proof that this process is so FUBAR !!! Damn, I wish I had applied to the Harvard and Yale of the medical schools. But then again, I don't have your MCAT Fly!
     
  24. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels 7+ Year Member

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    Yo. 3.9/37

    Of the schools I chose to actually go and interview... (As you can see, I really really really wanted to stay in cali or live in NYC, hehe)

    Accepted:
    -UCSD (where I'm headed, baby!!)
    -Columbia
    -Cornell
    -NYU

    Waitlisted:
    -UCLA

    Rejected:
    -UCSF
     
  25. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i just liked that guy's picture thats all; as for UCs, i interviewed at sf, la and drew-la; turned down davis, withdrew from sd and irvine (they sent me a secondary in april). i am going to sf and withdrew from elsewhere. in the end, it does not matter where you go, as long as it is a US school and you do well on boards, you still will be a physician, don't sweat it.
     
  26. matthew0126

    matthew0126 Anaheim Angels 7+ Year Member

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    By the way, I just read the thread more closely...

    AND WOW. you guys are simply amazing. I'd like to give a big congrats to every1 that posted. :) :) :) :)
    By the way, if you are holding onto a UCLA acceptance, how much ($$$$) will it take for you to drop it? hehe
     
  27. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Matthew, I don't have any UCLA acceptance to give. But damn, I would love to have your acceptances on the East coast. Yale, Columbia, woweeee !!!!
     
  28. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Cambrian:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by The Fly - aka GG16:
    <strong>Don't be discouraged -- this process is SO idiosyncratic. For example, I was rejected post interviews from Sinai, NYU, U chicago but accepted to Yale, Wash U and Penn. . .</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What the hell? Now that's messed up. Accepted to those top schools and turned down by those others? Now that's just another proof that this process is so FUBAR !!! Damn, I wish I had applied to the Harvard and Yale of the medical schools. But then again, I don't have your MCAT Fly!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Thanks for the affirmation Cambrian!!

    I know, it was completely f***ed up to say the least! Because the schools that shafted me gave notice earlier, I was (understandably) totally freaked for a little while before I started getting more admits! :)
     
  29. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 matthew0126:
    <strong>By the way, if you are holding onto a UCLA acceptance, how much ($$$$) will it take for you to drop it? hehe</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I will double the $$ Matthew puts down. Gimme a UCLA acceptance!! :D
     
  30. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Does it help if I know David Geffen ???

    :D
     
  31. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping. 10+ Year Member

    I'll add in my .02.

    3.38 Undergrad, 3.67 Grad. Masters Degree in Biochem, 2 years ER Volunteer, 2 years america reads volunteer. 37 MCAT (14B, 13P, 10 V)

    Rejected across the board, except for USC.
     
  32. UrSexyLatinDr

    UrSexyLatinDr Single and looking =o)~ 7+ Year Member

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    i just wanted to tell the latin dr. that your screen name fits you--nothing personal though.

    Thanks Lady in red for saying that! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Thanks guys for posting all that great stuff, you guys are awesome, never had seen a group of people with constant high stats as yours! " keep REPRESENTIG CALI!!" <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Eduardo

    P.S. Some said I looked like Enrique Iglesias? lol, I dont think I do....lol :D
     
  33. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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 UrSexyLatinDr:
    <strong>i just wanted to tell the latin dr. that your screen name fits you--nothing personal though.

    Thanks Lady in red for saying that! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    Thanks guys for posting all that great stuff, you guys are awesome, never had seen a group of people with constant high stats as yours! " keep REPRESENTIG CALI!!" <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Eduardo

    P.S. Some said I looked like Enrique Iglesias? lol, I dont think I do....lol :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I said you look like Enrique. So what are your stats and current situation?
     
  34. lady in red

    lady in red Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    he makes enrique iglesias look ugly :D :D
     
  35. Vin Scully

    Vin Scully Member 7+ Year Member

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    I took the PR MCAT class. The class was not as helpful as just going through all the materials, and especially taking practice tests. If you just get the feel of how they ask the questions it makes a big difference.
     
  36. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Applied to 25 schools
    Interviewed at 4 (USC, UVM, Hawaii, Syracuse)
    Accepted at one (UVM)
    Waitlisted at Hawaii and Syracuse
    Added USC to my 22 rejections
    Will most likely attend UVM, unless I decide to live in Hawaii or USC accepts my appeal

    3.3UG GPA, 36 MCAT, PhD in molecular biol.
     
  37. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe 7+ Year Member

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    UCLA undergrad - 3.94/37Q
    About a year's worth of clinical experience, two years of research, many years of music, couple other things...

    Sent in 15 secondaries.
    Rejected pre-interview from UCSF, UCLA, Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, Cornell, Stanford.
    Received 8 interview invites (UCSD, USC, Baylor, Penn, WashU, UCI, Michigan, declined UC Davis).
    Rejected post-interview from WashU :( .
    Waitlisted at UCSD (bottom of pool), Baylor, Michigan (2nd tier), Penn (2nd tier).
    Put on hold at UCI.
    Accepted to USC.
     
  38. Procrastinator

    Procrastinator Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Applied to: 6 (5 UC's and WashU)

    Interviews: UCLA and WashU

    Accepted: WashU

    Waitlisted: UCLA

    Rejected/Withdrew everywhere else post secondary

    GPA: 3.9
    MCAT: 37 (11,13,13)

    Hey Matthew, looks like you and I are eerily similar, hopefully UCLA has spots for us both. Best of luck, I'm still holding out hope cause I really, really would like to stay in Cali.
     
  39. sorrento

    sorrento Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Would any of you take UC Davis over Hopkins? Tuition difference is significant. And no, I don't know if I want to do primary care or research.

    Premeds look at me like I'm crazy when I suggest this. Medical students say, "you've got an interesting choice." Residents say, "debt sucks."

    Thoughts?
     
  40. UC-Lover

    UC-Lover Member 7+ Year Member

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    I would take any UC over any Ivy League schools. Yes, I'm utterly honest here. Money is a very big factor. 100K vs. 200K is no competition, guys. Remember that subsidized loans are only about 8K a year. Besides, CA is the best state.
    I applied to around 34 schools
    Turned in secondaries to about 20 schools.
    Interview invites: 10
    Went to 8 interviews.
    Accepted: NYMC, UTMB in Texas (about to withdraw)
    Waitlisted: UCSD, GW, UT southwestern
    Acceptable, on hold: UCI, UCD, BU
    GPA: 3.95. Undergrad: UC irvine. (i'm transfer student. UC GPA: 3.87)
    MCATs: 32O (7V, 13P, 12B). I took MCAT three times. I got 6 on verbal in the first two. English is my second language.
     
  41. Jessica

    Jessica Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    sorrento - have you heard back about financial aid yet?

    I thought that the difference between UC and private school would be huge, given the differences in tuition (10K vs ~30K) but the need based stuff from private schools will end up covering my tuition, leaving me to worry about living expenses, etc., while the grants I got from UCs didn't even cover half of the cost of thier tuition.

    Think about debt as one of the main factors in your decision, but don't make money be the "be all, end all" in determining your final choice. Minimizing debt is important, but you need to consider the "fit" of the school to your personal tastes/goals as well.

    Good luck!
     
  42. Aria111

    Aria111 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    My stats: 3.87 GPA, 28Q (9V,9B,10P)
    Applied:22
    Secondaries completed:17
    Interview invites:8
    Interviews attended:6 (UCI, UCD, U Miami, NYMC, Drew/UCLA, Meharry)
    Waitlists:1 (NYMC)
    Accepted:3 (UC Irvine,Miami, Meharry)
    Waiting to hear from:2 (UCD, Drew/UCLA)

    Good luck everyone!- There's hope for Californians with MCATs below 30!
     
  43. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jefe:
    <strong>UCLA undergrad - 3.94/37Q
    About a year's worth of clinical experience, two years of research, many years of music, couple other things...

    Sent in 15 secondaries.
    Rejected pre-interview from UCSF, UCLA, Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, Cornell, Stanford.
    Received 8 interview invites (UCSD, USC, Baylor, Penn, WashU, UCI, Michigan, declined UC Davis).
    Rejected post-interview from WashU :( .
    Waitlisted at UCSD (bottom of pool), Baylor, Michigan (2nd tier), Penn (2nd tier).
    Put on hold at UCI.
    Accepted to USC.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ouch Jefe . . . What do you think happened ?? I mean your #'s are stellar -- I am confused! :confused:

    I know how stupid and idiosyncratic this whole process can be...

    Rejected POST-interview: NYU, Sinai, U of Chicago
    Accepted: Yale, WashU, Penn

    Does this make any sense ??? You see you're not alone, but it seems like you really got shafted. :( ... any ideas?
     
  44. The Fly

    The Fly Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Procrastinator:
    <strong>Applied to: 6 (5 UC's and WashU)

    Interviews: UCLA and WashU

    Accepted: WashU

    Waitlisted: UCLA

    Rejected/Withdrew everywhere else post secondary

    GPA: 3.9
    MCAT: 37 (11,13,13)

    Hey Matthew, looks like you and I are eerily similar, hopefully UCLA has spots for us both. Best of luck, I'm still holding out hope cause I really, really would like to stay in Cali.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Procrastinator-

    What's so magic about WUSTL such that it was the only non-uc you applied to??

    What about HMS, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Cornell --
    why St. Louis over Boston, NYC, etc. . .

    Just curious! :D

    Here's to hoping there's a UC in your future!!
    :) :) :)
     
  45. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe 7+ Year Member

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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 The Fly - aka GG16:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jefe:
    <strong>UCLA undergrad - 3.94/37Q
    About a year's worth of clinical experience, two years of research, many years of music, couple other things...

    Sent in 15 secondaries.
    Rejected pre-interview from UCSF, UCLA, Harvard, Hopkins, Yale, Cornell, Stanford.
    Received 8 interview invites (UCSD, USC, Baylor, Penn, WashU, UCI, Michigan, declined UC Davis).
    Rejected post-interview from WashU :( .
    Waitlisted at UCSD (bottom of pool), Baylor, Michigan (2nd tier), Penn (2nd tier).
    Put on hold at UCI.
    Accepted to USC.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ouch Jefe . . . What do you think happened ?? I mean your #'s are stellar -- I am confused! :confused:

    I know how stupid and idiosyncratic this whole process can be...

    Rejected POST-interview: NYU, Sinai, U of Chicago
    Accepted: Yale, WashU, Penn

    Does this make any sense ??? You see you're not alone, but it seems like you really got shafted. :( ... any ideas?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well one thing I did was apply pretty late... like on the deadline for many of the secondaries. Let that be a warning to all you newbies thinking about procrastinating with AMCAS.
     
  46. Procrastinator

    Procrastinator Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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">Procrastinator-

    What's so magic about WUSTL such that it was the only non-uc you applied to??

    What about HMS, Yale, Penn, Columbia, Cornell --
    why St. Louis over Boston, NYC, etc. . .

    Just curious!

    Here's to hoping there's a UC in your future!!

    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I didn't decide to apply this year until November. I'm graduating with only 3 years of undergrad, and I was initially planning on taking a year off to go abroad and do some medical volunteer work. Anyway, plans changed and I got my AMCAS done around November 16th or so, and just missed many of the application deadlines. WashU just happened to be a school that I read about in MSAR and liked. Part of me wants to wait another year and try for HMS or Hopkins, but I really loved WashU when I interviewed there, so I don't think I can pass up the opportunity. Plus, this application process really sucks as you all know well <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> and I don't really want to go through it all again.
     
  47. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    This is what I don't understand about Cali schools. Every poster here has such competitive stats but many of you only get a few interviews at Cali schools. There are people who get interviews from Yale, Columbia, Cornell, WashU, etc and only get one interview from a Cali school. I still don't understand even though I've been through the process. Is it because Cali schools are super-selective due to the massive number of applicants applying every year?
     
  48. Cambrian

    Cambrian Colonel/Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Procrastinator, what undergrad school did you attend in Cali?
     
  49. MissMedicine

    MissMedicine Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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 Jessica:
    <strong>- sent primary to 25 schools ( <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> waay to many in retrospect, but I was waiting for my MCAT scores)
    - completed 14 of 25 secondaries
    - granted 12 interviews (rejected pre-interview at Duke and Baylor), went to 5 of them
    - 5 acceptances (UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins)

    3.97, 37Q</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, great choices Jessica.... So where are you going to go?
     
  50. Cdc28p

    Cdc28p Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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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 MissMedicine:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jessica:
    <strong>- sent primary to 25 schools ( <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> waay to many in retrospect, but I was waiting for my MCAT scores)
    - completed 14 of 25 secondaries
    - granted 12 interviews (rejected pre-interview at Duke and Baylor), went to 5 of them
    - 5 acceptances (UCLA, UCSD, UCSF, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins)

    3.97, 37Q</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, great choices Jessica.... So where are you going to go?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">She's going to HMS. Right, Jessica? Come on, say yes. :)
     
  51. Meizy

    Meizy Member 7+ Year Member

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    , I feel proud that you guys are doing well from Cali!

    here is my story:
    3.77/34R
    -20 secondaries
    -14 interview invites (went to 13)
    -rejected pre-interview (Harvard :( , Pritzker, Rochester, NYMC :confused: , BU, LL)
    - rejected post-interview (Standford, MCW <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> , UCLA)
    - waitlisted: (U of Mich (1st tier), NUMS, UCSD, UCD, UCSF, Pitt, Sinai, USC) - I know, its a pit pathetic.
    - accepted: UCI
     

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