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