LeafyStreet

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Hi everyone. I am applying to all ten TMDSAS schools this cycle. My apps were complete by late June or early July at all schools. I have only received an II from TCOM so far. I am grateful for this opportunity but I was hoping I would get more IIs from MD schools too. I see here on SDN that people who were complete around the same time as me or later than me are receiving IIs left and right.

Do you think it is too early in the cycle to get worried about not having interviews? Also, is it common for applicants who applied relatively early to get interviews later in the cycle and get accepted? I am worried that I might have some kind of red flag on my app that is holding me back. I completed around half of my prereqs at a community college and then transferred to a 4 year. Do you think this might be one reason why I am not getting interviews?

Thank you for your feedback. Here are my stats:

Year in school: Rising senior at top public university in Texas

Major: Biology with minor in psychology

Country/state of residence: Texas

Race/ethnicity: Asian

Gender: Male

Schools to which you are applying: All TMDSAS schools - Southwestern, UTMB, Houston, San Antonio, Dell, Rio Grande Valley, A&M, Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Tech El Paso, TCOM

Cumulative GPA: 3.97

Science GPA: 4.00

MCAT Score: 511 (128/127/127/129) - 86th percentile

Recommendation Letters: 2 from science professors, 1 from hospital volunteer manager, 1 from church Sunday school director

Research: molecular bio research - 1 semester and ongoing (no publications/posters)

Volunteering (clinical): ~300 hours at hospital over 2 years, ~300 hours at hospital overseas over a summer

Physician shadowing: ~50 hours family medicine, ~40 hours radiation oncology, ~24 hours geriatrics, ~8 hours pathology

Non-clinical volunteering: ~300 hours at church Sunday school (2 years), ~30 hours teaching kids at elementary school (2 semesters), ~30 hours at homeless shelter (4 months)

Extracurricular activities: volunteer organization (officer for 2 semesters), study group leader (1 semester), church cell group (officer for 2 years), tennis (casual), guitar (casual), running (everyday, casual)

Employment history: fast food (1 year 3 months for ~25 hours a week)

Immediate family members in medicine?: Yes, mother is physician

Specialty of interest: Family medicine (primary care)

Graduate degrees: none

Interest in rural health: yes
 

DokterMom

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Chill neurotic premed!

Your stats are appropriate for most of the schools, so assuming you've turned in all of your secondaries, you should expect 4+ interview invitations by mid October.
 
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LeafyStreet

LeafyStreet

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Mar 21, 2015
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Thank you for the responses. I will try not to worry too much.
 

iforget2

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I'm in the same boat! If I was going to make a thread it would sound exactly like this haha. Lower stats than yours (LizzyM 69), complete early-mid June, only 1 II from TCOM so far (which I am very grateful for, don't get me wrong). I've limited checking my email to once a day and visiting school-specific threads less often. There isn't much we can do but wait, unfortunately. Hopefully we will get some more good news soon :)
 
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I definitely wouldn't call my stats amazing, but I was hoping it will be enough to get me at least one acceptance.
You know you're on SDN when someone with a nearly 4.0 GPA and 600+ of hospital volunteering alone was HOPING their stats were good enough to get a SINGLE INTERVIEW somewhere...
:smack:
 
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LeafyStreet

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Mar 21, 2015
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I'm in the same boat! If I was going to make a thread it would sound exactly like this haha. Lower stats than yours (LizzyM 69), complete early-mid June, only 1 II from TCOM so far (which I am very grateful for, don't get me wrong). I've limited checking my email to once a day and visiting school-specific threads less often. There isn't much we can do but wait, unfortunately. Hopefully we will get some more good news soon :)
We got this! Lets try to stay positive. Btw, are you a URM or ORM?
 
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Hi everyone. I am applying to all ten TMDSAS schools this cycle. My apps were complete by late June or early July at all schools. I have only received an II from TCOM so far. I am grateful for this opportunity but I was hoping I would get more IIs from MD schools too. I see here on SDN that people who were complete around the same time as me or later than me are receiving IIs left and right.

Do you think it is too early in the cycle to get worried about not having interviews? Also, is it common for applicants who applied relatively early to get interviews later in the cycle and get accepted? I am worried that I might have some kind of red flag on my app that is holding me back. I completed around half of my prereqs at a community college and then transferred to a 4 year. Do you think this might be one reason why I am not getting interviews?

Thank you for your feedback. Here are my stats:

Year in school: Rising senior at top public university in Texas

Major: Biology with minor in psychology

Country/state of residence: Texas

Race/ethnicity: Asian

Gender: Male

Schools to which you are applying: All TMDSAS schools - Southwestern, UTMB, Houston, San Antonio, Dell, Rio Grande Valley, A&M, Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Tech El Paso, TCOM

Cumulative GPA: 3.97

Science GPA: 4.00

MCAT Score: 511 (128/127/127/129) - 86th percentile

Recommendation Letters: 2 from science professors, 1 from hospital volunteer manager, 1 from church Sunday school director

Research: molecular bio research - 1 semester and ongoing (no publications/posters)

Volunteering (clinical): ~300 hours at hospital over 2 years, ~300 hours at hospital overseas over a summer

Physician shadowing: ~50 hours family medicine, ~40 hours radiation oncology, ~24 hours geriatrics, ~8 hours pathology

Non-clinical volunteering: ~300 hours at church Sunday school (2 years), ~30 hours teaching kids at elementary school (2 semesters), ~30 hours at homeless shelter (4 months)

Extracurricular activities: volunteer organization (officer for 2 semesters), study group leader (1 semester), church cell group (officer for 2 years), tennis (casual), guitar (casual), running (everyday, casual)

Employment history: fast food (1 year 3 months for ~25 hours a week)

Immediate family members in medicine?: Yes, mother is physician

Specialty of interest: Family medicine (primary care)

Graduate degrees: none

Interest in rural health: yes
Ha Yeon Soo fan I'm guessing:joyful: but yeah even for Texas schools it's way to early in the cycle to be worried.