|06-01-2012, 11:00 PM||#1|
Help with the school list please!
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I'll be applying this year and need help with the school list. Here's a little about myself: first-generation immigrant and a U.S. citizen who came to the U.S. 7 years ago, English is not my first language and basically learned it in high school since I was an ESL student in 10th and 11th grade. I worked in high school and college to support myself and help my parents since they both work minimum wage jobs and dad is in PA school. I'm not URM but I should qualify as an economically disadvantaged since I grew up in an underserved area till 15 and I also have FAP. I graduated from a state school this summer. Here are stats:
· GPA: sGPA is 3.08 and cGPA is 3.22. My MCAT will hopefully be at least a 30 since I have been scoring 33-35 on the practice tests.
Here's the list of M.D. schools:
East Carolina Brody school of medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at FIU
Jefferson Medical college
Medical college of Wisconsin
Here's the list of D.O schools:
VCOM - Carolina campus
PCOM- Georgia campus
Kansas City U
I know I don't stand a strong chance but I'll like to try. Please let me know what you think and feel free to suggest new schools/get rid of schools on this list. Should I submit my application now or after I take the MCAT and before the scores are released? I'll be taking the MCAT on July 6. Any help is greatly appreciated. Btw, I'm a NC resident. Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Bacchus; 06-03-2012 at 04:12 AM. Reason: Combined all posts
|06-02-2012, 12:10 AM||#2|
You are definitely well-rounded (most applicants are), but unfortunately gpa is a major contender. I would recommend checking out DO schools. In regards to your list, IMO:
I do not know about: herbert, howard, meharry, morehouse
I would not recommend: Jefferson, Wisconsin (I think they prefer westerners), IU, OSU, or Tulane
I would recommend: Brody (prob best chance), UNC (might as well!), RFU, Drexel, EVMS, Marshall (IMO: RFU and EVMS are finnicky, it seems really random the people I know that got interviews/acceptances and the people who did not).
Honestly, taking an MCAT that late means your application will not be complete until almost September, and that is pretty late in the game. You might as well submit now if you are set on applying this year (just in case some schools send out secondaries automatically - I don't know if they will without an MCAT), or consider taking a year off to build your GPA, and apply on June 1 next year.
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|06-02-2012, 10:59 PM||#3|
You'd have a lot more success by posting in the "What Are My Chances" Forum
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