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Possible Re-Applicant What are my Chances and Help With School List

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by JongPatrol, 05.19.14.

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  1. JongPatrol



    I just finished my first application cycle and am currently wait listed at one school. I'm going to re-apply and submit my primary application June 3rd if I am not accepted off the wait list by then. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on my school list, as well as any general advice for being a re-applicant.

    cGPA: 3.76 sGPA: 3.72 MCAT: 34 (12 phys/ 12 verbal/ 10 bio)

    Graduated College in 2012

    Institutional Action: 2 drinking violations from when I was a freshman

    Research: 600 hours undergraduate research where I applied for a small grant to fund my own research on mitochondrial DNA recovery. Additionally I worked full time from July 2012-May 2014 as a professional research assistant in an Immunology laboratory. I have 2 poster presentations listed on my application from this time.

    Volunteering non clinical: 100 hours of volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a mentor over the past year. 8 hours of volunteering (1/2 hour twice a month) as a reading buddy for a chronically ill child during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Volunteering clinical: 200 hours of volunteering over the past year in the emergency department at a VA hospital.

    Shadowing: 100 hours shadowing a pulmonologist, 40 hours shadowing an oncologist over the past year

    Paid Clinical Work: As an undergraduate I spent two summers working on a diabetes research project in the inner city of Milwaukee ~600 hours

    Extracurricular Activities: Was an officer in my schools alpine club where i essentially acted as a mountain guide, planning outdoors trips and leading students

    Hobbies: Avid skier, climber, mountaineer, and all around outdoors

    Race: White Gender: Male

    State Residency: Colorado and Wisconsin (I live in Colorado but under Wisconsin law you are considered a resident for tuition purposes if you graduated from a WI high school and both parents live in WI, which is the case for me.

    Plans for the upcoming year: No clue but most likely either working in clinical research or working as a medical scribe. Also taking a biochem course to fulfill pre-requisites

    School List:
    Albany Medical College
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Chicago Medical School at Rosilind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
    Creighton University School of Medicine
    Drexel University College of Medicine
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
    Mayo Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    New York Medical College
    New York University School of Medicine
    Oregon Health and Science Universtiy
    Pennsylvenia State University College of Medicine
    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    Temple Unversity School of Medicine
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tulane University School of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of Vermont College of Medicine
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
    Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. english

    english 2+ Year Member

    Medical Student (Accepted)
    How did you not get in? When did you apply? Was this the same school list as last cycle?
  4. shopsteward

    shopsteward 5+ Year Member

    Walking the dog
    Have you updated the school you are waitlisted for about your shadowing and clinical and non-clinical volunteering over the past year?
  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Alta California
    Attending Physician, Academic Administration
    It would be helpful to indicate which schools on this list are a re-application (asterisk).
    How many interviews did you get?

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