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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Hopeful101, 02.23.12.

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  1. Hopeful101

    Hopeful101

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    Hello everybloody!

    So I am currently a 3rd year undergraduate student with pursuing a BS in Chemistry and a BS in Biology with a minor in Math. Anyway, I have been "creepin" on SDN forums all the time for help preparing for the MCAT (I take it this April 5th) and just writing to give everybody here a big thanks of all the help you have been to me (and I presume that you will continue to help me ;)). I would like to share some of my ECs and stats to see what you guys think:

    ECs:
    -American Cancer Society Recruitment Committee member
    -Relay for Life Captain (raised $850+ by self)
    -Resident Mentor (RA or Resident Assistant) for 2 years
    -Research in Organic synthesis for 3 years (2 papers submitted hopefully accepted before applying AMCAS this June)
    -2 poster symposiums (winning one about research on chiral synthesis of organic biomolecules via organometallic catalysis)
    -Shadow head of neurology department (projected 100hrs before AMCAS)
    -Pediatrics volunteer (projected 60 hrs before AMCAS)
    -Around 250 hrs of volunteered tutoring
    -co founder of study sessions in a first-year dormitory
    -Dean's List
    -President's List
    -will graduate with Honors
    -3.99 cGPA (damn B+ in 1 hour course!)
    -4.00 sGPA
    -speak and write Tamil, French and English fluently (currently learning Mandarin)
    -Published article in chess magazine for chess game analyses
    -Invited and Attended USArmy sponsored symposium in high school for two years for my independent research on analyzing doppler shifts of H-I gas in the Milky Way's galactic plane using radio telescopes


    Anyway, that is the rundown, for the MCATs (which I have been studying several months for) I have taken several practice exams:

    AMCAS
    3: 28
    4: 30
    5: 33
    6: 36

    But I am saving most for the month before the actual test. So far I am scoring 12-14s consistently on PS and BS and 9-10 on VR (I know, I am working on it).
    And here are the schools I am applying to MSTP (MD/PhD only) (in the order of desire):

    1. HARVARD
    2. JOHNS HOPKINS
    3. WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
    4. YALE
    5. PERELMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
    6. WEILL CORNELL MEDICAL COLLEGE
    7. STANFORD
    8. COLUMBIA
    9. TUFTS
    10. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

    11. EMORY
    12. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
    13. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
    14. DREXEL UNIVERSITY
    15. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
    16. RUSH
    17. TEXAS A&M
    18. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
    19. NEW YORK MEDICAL SCHOOL
    20. CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

    So that's all everybody, please comment on what I can improve and [constructive] criticism please. I will update my pre-med career as it goes on on here and MDapp when the time comes.

    Thanks Everybloody!
    Your Hopeful101
  2. fas376

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    hey man, the B+ is really going to hurt your application. I would retake the class. maybe try DO schools
  3. levodopa

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  4. fas376

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  5. Hopeful101

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    ? What do you mean
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    I'm afraid your GPA and ECs are way too low for US MD. Have you given thought to Caribbean or online medical school?
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    Thread closed. Not MCAT related.
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