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yeah, but he had a good deal of publications and great MCAT score. maybe his GPA was low but had good reason... his other stuff is pretty amazing.... i don't think it's a crapshoot. but i wouldn't have applied to so many schools...

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a brilliant and interesting example of

1) shotgun approach
2) what a crap shoot this entire admissions process is:

http://www.mdapplicants.com/viewprofile.php?id=1060

applied to 58 schools, and in the end, got accepted to some damn good ones. northwestern, stanford, and some UC schools
58 schools? ouch!! I could not have applied to that many schools for anything. Congrats on all those terrific acceptances! :thumbup:

and i agree to a certain extent i think it'sd a crapshoot. I don't know your stats, etc but i truly don't know how i got accepted certain places and some terrific people got waitlisted or rejected at those same places
 

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Psycho Doctor said:
I don't know your stats, etc but i truly don't know how i got accepted certain places and some terrific people got waitlisted or rejected at those same places

The original poster has his own MDapplicant link right below in the signature. His stats seem to be similar MCAT and much higher GPA with acceptance at 4 schools.

By the way I agree with the rest of your post. Just pointing that out.
 

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The original poster has his own MDapplicant link right below in the signature. His stats seem to be similar MCAT and much higher GPA with acceptance at 4 schools.

By the way I agree with the rest of your post. Just pointing that out.
huh? I was confused at the MDapps in his signature..not 58 schools, and then the link he posted, which i assumed was the correct one. whose is the other?
 

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huh? I was confused at the MDapps in his signature..not 58 schools, and then the link he posted, which i assumed was the correct one. whose is the other?

I think his mdapp profile is the one in his signature, but he was looking through old ones and was pointing out someone else's because of the lower gpa.
 

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i dont think the end result is surprising at all - hes a cali resident and looks good on paper, so he got into a bunch of competitive cali schools.
 

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That's a whole lot of cash down the John!
 

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gujuDoc said:
I think his mdapp profile is the one in his signature, but he was looking through old ones and was pointing out someone else's because of the lower gpa.
but i don't think that one had 58 schools
 

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i dont think the end result is surprising at all - hes a cali resident and looks good on paper, so he got into a bunch of competitive cali schools.
i thought Cali schools were really hard to get into even for good Cali residents. People here told me it was easier to get into a private east coast school than in-state in Cali.
 

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it looks really good. plus he went to berkeley so his GPA might be a little skewed.

he has a lot of things that many of us dont have. :: experience.
 

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This list looks like the list of every single CA resident I know that isn't a URM. I think my total right now is $7.5K and only two acceptances so far.
 

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SD Skunk said:
a brilliant and interesting example of

1) shotgun approach
2) what a crap shoot this entire admissions process is:

http://www.mdapplicants.com/viewprofile.php?id=1060

applied to 58 schools, and in the end, got accepted to some damn good ones. northwestern, stanford, and some UC schools
he got accepted because of:
- 6 publications!? DAMN that is difficult
- worked 20 hours a week -- that totally accounted for low gpa and showed potential
- wrote books and got the mcnair scholars
- was on crew -- i know for a fact they wake up at 3-4 in the morning everyday even during the winter to practice.

i wouldn't be able to compare...