chunli

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I submitted secondaries to 27 schools...and I've only heard anything (good or bad) from a handful

U Hawaii- rejected presec
Mayo-rejected postsec
BU- rejected postsec
Gtwn- rejected postsec
UCSD- pre-interview hold

EVERYTHING else is "Pending Review"

I took the MCAT in August so I applied a bit later, but I've been pending at Feinburg & Drexel for 3 months, UCI and UC Davis for 1.5-2 mos.:confused:

Should I start looking for another career now, lol?

Thx!
 

mmmcdowe

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I submitted secondaries to 27 schools...and I've only heard anything (good or bad) from a handful

U Hawaii- rejected presec
Mayo-rejected postsec
BU- rejected postsec
Gtwn- rejected postsec
UCSD- pre-interview hold

EVERYTHING else is "Pending Review"

I took the MCAT in August so I applied a bit later, but I've been pending at Feinburg & Drexel for 3 months, UCI and UC Davis for 1.5-2 mos.:confused:

Should I start looking for another career now, lol?

Thx!
Stats? If your resume is pretty good, then its possibly because you applied so late.
 

funkydrmonkey

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I developed wicked hypothyroid symptoms my freshman year and my GPA hit a 2.5 the quarter it all started. Since my problem has been figured out, I am on treatment and doing better, but my cGPA is still on the low side despite my working hard to bring it up. I wrote about it in my personal statement--but will med schools even care? Also, how strong are my ECs and what would be some good target med schools? :)

GPA: 3.48 cGPA, 3.48 sGPA (UCSD mo bio major, grad in 3 yrs,taking Humanities at a JC soon)

MCAT: 29Q (PS 7 :eek:, BS 11, VR 11)
--retaking Aug 15th...but I'm applying in June
--didn't study bio or o-chem the first time i took it

ECs/LoRs:

Clinical: Shadowing
-Pediatric Surgery--2 mos.
-Cardiothoracic Surgery (UCSD) --6 mos.
*LoR
-Plastic Surgery (UCSD) --3 mos. (will continue through this year--possible mission trips to Dominican Republic, Mexico, India)
*will ask for LoR

Clinical: Other
-Diabetes testing at free clinic ~ 1 mo.
-CPR certification

Research: High School
-Bioengineering project
---Journal of Materials Research publication
---MRS presentation, and more
-My own project

Research: College
-HS research project con't...
---oral presentation: Regenerate World Congress 2006
-Summer Research Fellowship: UTSW
---poster presentation (part of the program tho--does that still count?)
-Faculty Mentor Program/Ind. Research: The Salk Intitute
*2 LoR (faculty mentor and program director)
--- oral presentation at Faculty Mentor Program Research Roundtable
---Chancellor's Research Scholarship
-Paid Ind. Research: UCSD Div of Bio Sci (will go through 2009)
*LoR

Clubs/Orgs:
-National Soc. Collegiate Scholars (3 yr)
-Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity (3 yr)
*could ask for letter of rec.
---Photography Chair
---International Chair
-AED (1 yr)
---Com. Committee (designed the logo n flyers)
-Revelle College Honors Mentor Program
---1 quarter so far, will continue in 2009 b/c I'll still be on campus working

Hobbies/Jobs:
-working out: 2 hr/day, 5 days/wk
---goal to do local amateur figure model comp. in late 2009
-tutoring
---private tutored since HS, through college on and off
---starting with Kaplan in July

(I write lyrics for songs that my brother writes/produces and design T-shirts...but IDK if I should mention that?) :confused:

Thanks so much!!!
This is from a few months ago.
 
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Surferboy

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Hey, I'm in the same situation.
Been complete at my schools for almost 2 months now.
Have 29Q and 3.62 GPA and good ECs/PS/LOR

I feel like the UCs aren't going to give us any word for a while.
The non-Californian schools are kinda scaring me though.

Good luck
 

CafeMed

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UCI kept me "pending review" for like, 3 months, before finally giving me the axe. I guess I should be happy I found out early, though. Last year, they kept my friend "pending review" for about 6 months before denying him.
 
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