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Hi All,

I could really use your help. My AMCAS was verified today, but there's only one school on my list so far because I don't know where to apply. I finished undergrad nearly 10 years ago, so I'm non-trad. And I'm and AA female, so URM. I majored in a social science, so most of my GPA is made of of non-BCPM courses. I did a post-bac program to complete my pre-reqs, got almost all As and had a GPA around 3.8. I was hoping this would make my sGPA competitive, but thanks to an unofficially withdrawn Calc course freshman year and a B in a "science for non-majors" course, AMCAS calculated it at 3.45. I really need help with gauging my chances and formulating a school list.


cGPA: 3.26
sGPA: 3.45
MCAT: 517
ECs: 8,000 hrs of paid medical employment (MA)
1,200 hrs hospital volunteer
2,000 hrs medical volunteer (health fairs, community outreach)
1,000 hrs non-medical volunteer (food kitchen, tutoring, non-profit work)
some research, but no pubs
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I figure I might as well apply to the UCs? And I think I fit the mission of the HBCUs. But apart from that, where should I look? Are there schools that will prioritize mission fit over low GPA? Or schools that will focus on my recent grades vs. the ones from when I wasn't even thinking about medical school over a decade ago? What's realistic and how many in that category should I apply to? What's a reach, but possible? Am I completely cut off from top schools? Thank you for taking the time to read, and if you could offer any help, I'd very much appreciate it!
 

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Being a Californian, I suggest starting list with UCSF, Stanford, UCSD, and UCLA, and then sitting back and watching them duke it out for your hand, so to speak. You will have lots of suitors.

I also recommend the HBCs, including UCLA/Drew.

Then, simply work eastward. Any of those schools is yours.

And don't forget to aim high.


Hi All,

I could really use your help. My AMCAS was verified today, but there's only one school on my list so far because I don't know where to apply. I finished undergrad nearly 10 years ago, so I'm non-trad. And I'm and AA female, so URM. I majored in a social science, so most of my GPA is made of of non-BCPM courses. I did a post-bac program to complete my pre-reqs, got almost all As and had a GPA around 3.8. I was hoping this would make my sGPA competitive, but thanks to an unofficially withdrawn Calc course freshman year and a B in a "science for non-majors" course, AMCAS calculated it at 3.45. I really need help with gauging my chances and formulating a school list.


cGPA: 3.26
sGPA: 3.45
MCAT: 517
ECs: 8,000 hrs of paid medical employment (MA)
1,200 hrs hospital volunteer
2,000 hrs medical volunteer (health fairs, community outreach)
1,000 hrs non-medical volunteer (food kitchen, tutoring, non-profit work)
some research, but no pubs
CA Resident

I figure I might as well apply to the UCs? And I think I fit the mission of the HBCUs. But apart from that, where should I look? Are there schools that will prioritize mission fit over low GPA? Or schools that will focus on my recent grades vs. the ones from when I wasn't even thinking about medical school over a decade ago? What's realistic and how many in that category should I apply to? What's a reach, but possible? Am I completely cut off from top schools? Thank you for taking the time to read, and if you could offer any help, I'd very much appreciate it!
 
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