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3.88cGPA 3.96 sGPA 30 MCAT

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by IV Zulu VI, 03.29.12.

  1. IV Zulu VI

    IV Zulu VI

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    Hello All.

    -Stats-

    Academics

    Biochemistry Major
    3.92 cGPA, 3.96 sGPA
    30 MCAT (11BS,10PS,9VR)

    Clinical Experience:

    75+ Hours volunteering at ER/ICU/Psychiatric Hospital ( Spread over 3 years)
    200+ Hours Shadowing ER/Radiologist/Orthopedic/Psychiatrist (FORMAL and DOCUMENTED)
    6 Months as an ER Scribe (Document and work with physicians on a day to day basis creating Histories and Exam Findings, as well as interpreting objective Radiology results)

    Leadership:

    Co-Founded a Medical Service Trip to Costa Rica/Nicaragua

    ECs (Non-Clinical)

    General Service Club Member (60+ hours)
    Habitat for Humanity Contributor (30+ hours)
    Relay for Life Organizer (10 hours)
    Medical Service Trip Coordinator (20+ hours)
    Motorcyclist->Currently have my Motorcycle License
    NYS Pistol Permit (Firearms have always been a fascination, NY State champion in high school .22 longrifle, assist in teaching firearm safety courses with NRA professors)

    Letters of Recommendation:


    2 Science Professor (1 Research Mentor)
    1 Nurse Manager
    2 M.D.s I worked with on a Day to Day Basis
    1 Philosophy Professor
    School Advisory Letter Exceptional Rating (BEST)

    Work Experience:

    ER Scribe (as mentioned before)
    Physics/Math Tutor (6 mo.)
    Research Assistant (1.5 years)
    Amusement Park Safety Supervisor (5 years)

    Demographics:

    White
    NY Resident
    21 Years old

    Seems like NY state schools favor NY residents and that's preferably where I would like to go, but will also entertain the idea of easier private schools for entry as well as DO? Will apply as early as I can in the cycle (June). So how do I look as far as that is concerned? Any slam dunk MD schools to consider nationwide?
  2. ppfizenm

    ppfizenm

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    I'd look into the NY state schools and a few of the private ones in NY. You shouldn't have to go DO at all unless you feel you really need the safety net. I think you'll be fine for at least one of your state schools. You don't need the underlined letters (the Nurse manager and one of the MD's) unless schools ask for more (are you able to get a committee letter from ur undergrad?). Also if you are planning on DO they like to see an LOR from a DO, not an MD.

    You could also try NYMC, Temple, Drexel (for others I'd pick up an MSAR and check the requirements and don't pick any too far above ur stats.

    Was the MCAT balanced btw?
  3. IV Zulu VI

    IV Zulu VI

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    Yes, my school will be providing a commitee letter as well as the culmination of my submitted letters. My MCAT was 9 VR, 11BS, 10PS so I suppose I would consider that somewhat balanced. I have looked into shadowing a DO this upcoming month because I do plan on applying to a few DO schools as a safety net. SUNY UB or SUNY Upstate are my preferred schools though and I would like to hope I have a chance there.

    Thanks

    Any other opinions welcome
  4. 411309

    411309 zzzz Gold Donor

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    I don't think you need to apply DO unless you're interested in it due to the fact that im sure youll get into an MD school if you apply early.
  5. carebear123

    carebear123

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    i have a friend with similar stats who got into a UC..i wouldnt be too worried, just write great statements and you'll be fine
  6. IV Zulu VI

    IV Zulu VI

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    Thanks guys/girls I appreciate the input

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