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Official 2014-2015 Underdog Thread

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sharpieLIFE, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    I didn't find one for this application cycle...
    So any underdogs care to share how this cycle is going for them?
     
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  3. miamiheatfan

    miamiheatfan 2+ Year Member

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    You should make criteria for what makes an underdog. What are the cutoffs for things?
     
  4. Optimus-Prime

    Optimus-Prime 2+ Year Member

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    3.2/32 w/ one interview
     
  5. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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  7. GaiusOctavius

    GaiusOctavius 2+ Year Member

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    Care to share where, please?
     
  8. hoihaie

    hoihaie Banned Banned

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    LM 66 - 1 interview and 6 rejections
     
  9. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

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    2.9 uGPA/3.8 SMPgpa/38

    3 interview invites, 4 or 5 rejections
     
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  10. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Care to share your stats?
     
  11. Optimus-Prime

    Optimus-Prime 2+ Year Member

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    Sorry for the late reply, I did do a masters as well 3.8 non SMP

    Non URM, WVU
     
  12. shoenberg3

    shoenberg3 2+ Year Member

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    I think I certainly qualify as an underdog:
    My sGPA is around 3.2 and cGPA is not much better. What's worse, I was even suspended from my undergraduate college for subpar academic performance. I ended up finishing college in 6 years. I am also California resident and non-URM (if anything, overrepresented) -- so it was looking very grim indeed.

    But, I did not give up and maintained 3.9 in last 2 years of college and received 36. I also did a SMP.

    Now, I am sitting with one MD interview at mid/mid-high tier school and one DO interview at a desirable location (for me). Hoping for more...

    Of course, the game still isn't over, but what a transformation from 3 years ago -- when I thought I had absolutely no chance at ANY medical school.
     
  13. Sirphillup

    Sirphillup China berraca 2+ Year Member

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    Does 4.0 gpa, 29 MCAT count as underdog?
     
  14. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    3.3/31

    no interviews, 8 rejections
     
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  15. Sirphillup

    Sirphillup China berraca 2+ Year Member

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    If you do not mind, where have you applied?
     
  16. SynapticDoctah

    SynapticDoctah 2+ Year Member

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    A ton of schools...25 to be exact. PM me and Ill send you my list.
     
  17. pink/\floyd

    pink/\floyd 2+ Year Member

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    I saw the official 2013-2014 thread and these were their criteria:
    Here some definitions of underdawg (up to debate):
    *** Must meet 1 or more of the following definitions ***
    - LizzyM (= GPA * 10 + MCAT) score ≤ to 67
    - MCAT ≤ 28
    - Any GPA ≤ 3.5
    - Average of multiple MCATs ≤ to 30
    - Any MCAT subsection ≤ 7
    - International applicants
    Link: http://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/official-2013-2014-underdog-thread.1011654/

    What do you guys think about this modification?
    Lizzy M score:
    68 and Under
    MCAT: Any score less than 30
    GPA: Less than 3.5
    Any MCAT subsection: 7 and under
    International students : MCAT less than 34
    Average of multiple MCATs- less than 26
     
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    marlostanfield

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  19. lmw312

    lmw312 2+ Year Member

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  20. RicinBranCrunch

    RicinBranCrunch

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    LizzyM 65
    Delayed undergrad, also straight up semester of Fs on transcript (didn't drop classes)
    Applied to ~22 schools
    4 ii (3MD//1DO)- 3 attended so far. My gratitude can't be expressed with the written word.
    2 rejections (1OOS//1Reach)
     
  21. overcoming

    overcoming 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    LizzyM 64
    Non-trad reapplicant
    21 submitted secondaries
    7 Interview invites/1 rejection
    Looking forward to more people posting on this thread to provide a sense of hope for all the underdogs going through this process.
     
  22. Sirphillup

    Sirphillup China berraca 2+ Year Member

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    Wow that's an amazing track record!
     
  23. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

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    Accepted :)
     
  24. galloway27

    galloway27 2+ Year Member

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    LizzyM- 67.9
    mcat 30 ( 9,10,11)
    cGPA-3.79 sGPA- 3.72
    applied to 8 schools (6 MD 2 DO)
    0 MD interviews 1 DO acceptance
     
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  25. overcoming

    overcoming 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    For those interested, I also applied to 11 MD/PhD programs and I have been invited to 3 and rejected from 3.
     
  26. shoenberg3

    shoenberg3 2+ Year Member

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    Would like to update that, now, I have two MD interviews and two DO interviews (one in California)! :)
     
  27. sharpieLIFE

    sharpieLIFE 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats! Care to share what state?
     
  28. CharmanderMD

    CharmanderMD Lvl 15 2+ Year Member

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    MCAT 29 with a 7 PS subsection.

    3 interviews/ 5 apps for DO, 1 acceptance, no rejections yet

    2 interviews out of 11 apps for MD so far, 1 acceptance to my first choice!

    90% sure I'm done with it all at this point! My life feels weird without the constant anxiety of "what if I don't get into med school?"
     
  29. Silverflash

    Silverflash 2+ Year Member

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    Huge congrats dude! That's awesome and I'm really happy for you, especially since you got your first choice. You planning on attending any more interviews if you get them, or are you just gonna coast?
     
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  30. CharmanderMD

    CharmanderMD Lvl 15 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks! I'll probably just coast at this point. All the traveling has really burned a hole in my wallet. I might check out penn state though if they give me the chance.
     
  31. general0409

    general0409 2+ Year Member

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    3.41 overall, 3.66 science, 37 MCAT (14,11,12)

    non-trad, 8 years out of school, biology and organic chemistry completed online through UNE.
    Do I have a shot?
     
  32. princanator

    princanator 5+ Year Member

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    I have very similar stats, you're giving me hope!! :)
     
  33. mshopeful17

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    3.4 cGPA, 2.90 sGPA, good amount of Cs in science courses, but strong upward trend last 2 years

    31 MCAT (11V, 10, 10) retake from a 24 and a 25, reapplicant

    Applied to 11 MD schools, 4 interview invites so far, Texas pre-match in 3 weeks :xf::xf:
     
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  34. NervousNerd

    NervousNerd 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Lizzy M: 66

    5 II. 2 WL. 0 Rejections

    Silence is deafening from everywhere else.
     
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  35. luciferase.nerd

    luciferase.nerd 2+ Year Member

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    Where did you get II? When were you complete?
     
  36. PreciousHamburgers

    PreciousHamburgers 2+ Year Member

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    GPA ~3.4, sGPA ~3.3
    Reapplicant
    non-URM
    Accepted MD and DO
     
  37. f4reignbeauty

    f4reignbeauty Nature lover <3 2+ Year Member

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    I stand in solidarity, and I am SUPER DEE DUPER grateful!!! ❤️

    LizzyM: 64
    MCAT 27
    cGPA: 3.72
    sGPA: 3.73

    Submitted 10 secondaries: 5 II, 1 hold
     
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  38. f4reignbeauty

    f4reignbeauty Nature lover <3 2+ Year Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  39. HinduHammer

    HinduHammer We Do Not Sow 2+ Year Member

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    Starfall
    2.77 GPA, 2.88sGPA, 34 MCAT =LM of 61.7

    non-trad, 4.00 in post-bacc done at CC

    1 II, 3 rejections, 2 holds, 24 silences.
     
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  40. premedbrah

    premedbrah 2+ Year Member

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    Goodluck to all in this thread, I won't be applying for another couple years but you are all an inspiration for SDN underdogs like me :D
     
  41. Dr Turkelton

    Dr Turkelton 5+ Year Member

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    VCU!
     
  42. The Helpful Aye Aye

    The Helpful Aye Aye I'm not so grump 2+ Year Member

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    3.3/3.1/32, URM, NY Resident
    (including 3.96 postbacc, currently in an SMP)

    Accepted! 9 Interview invites, 3 attended so far, turned down 3... have 3 coming up.
     
  43. ConsultantMD

    ConsultantMD 7+ Year Member

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    MCAT>33 and both GPAs<3.5, lots of Cs in undergrad, but almost 4.0 post-bacc.

    6 IIs, 3 Holds, 10 Rejections, and ACCEPTED.

    Go underdogs!
     
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  44. 100111

    100111

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    3.3/32
    Complete 12 MD

    Economically disadvantaged, federal assistance during childhood, inner city.
    0 invites, 2 rejections

    I'm happy with my DO application cycle right now though.
     
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  45. general0409

    general0409 2+ Year Member

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    Update: Got an invite to interview at Yale! Good luck to all my fellow nontrads!
     
  46. RavenclawMed

    RavenclawMed 2+ Year Member

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    non-URM, strong leadership and ECs, currently in AmeriCorps year of service at LGBT community health center
    0 interview invites, 2 holds, 4 rejections, 10 silent

    More luck with my DO cycle, though, so I can't be too upset!
     
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  47. deeproots

    deeproots 2+ Year Member

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    I consider myself an underdog. I had a really crappy childhood and a tough life. My stats are pretty average (LizzyM 69). My extracurriculars and research experience are decent.

    I applied to 7 schools. 6 interviews (5 early interviews in August and September, 1 for November). 1 acceptance so far! I'll hear back from the rest of the schools starting November 15th (Texas resident)
     
  48. MedSchoolBarbie

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    31 MCAT/ 3.4 cGPA, 3.2 sGPA. 5 rejects, 1 acceptance. The underdog can do it!
     
  49. f4reignbeauty

    f4reignbeauty Nature lover <3 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Congrats!!!!!!!!
     
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  50. mshopeful17

    mshopeful17

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    similar stats! Hopefully I start getting some acceptances as well once Nov 15th comes around!
     
  51. skywayz

    skywayz 2+ Year Member

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    LizzyM: 66.5, 5 IIs, 2 rejections (1 post-interview), 2 wait lists, 2 holds.
     
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