DefNotMe

2+ Year Member
Aug 15, 2016
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Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
Rising Senior at USC

Country/state of residence: Pennsylvania

Schools to which you are applying: Applying both MD and DO
MD
-Boston University
-Central Michigan
-Rosalind Franklin
-Cooper medical school of Rowan
-Drexel
-Frank H Netter at Quinipac
-George Washington (was originally attending college here)
-Georgetown
-Keck
-Temple
-Marshall
-New York medical college
-Penn state
-Jefferson University
- the commonwealth medical college
-Tufts University
-Tulane
-Virginia Tech
-Wake forest
-western michigan
-UPenn
-ucla
- Indiana University

any more I should add?

I finished most of the secondaries early July but no interviews yet :/

Cumulative GPA: 3.63

Science GPA: 3.45

MCAT Scores: 509. 130, 125, 126, 128

Research: RA at A lab since sophomore year. Presented a poster at an undergraduate research symposium as first author

Volunteering (clinical) – 80 hours at a hospital in Lebanon, started in the most recent spring at a clinic in LA, 25 hours so far but i'm continuing there

Physician shadowing – general surgery 20 hours, urology 20 hours, gastroenterologist 20 hours

Non-clinical volunteering: I'm good on this section, I've got tons

Extracurricular activities: Intramural soccer captain few years, Quidditch team vice president (clearly all the ladies love me), PR director for another club, stand up comedy. I'm pretty good on this section

Employment history: Worked summers

Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): my grandpa's cousin, idk if that counts. (he wrote me a recommendation and was one of the doctors i shadowed)

Note: I'm lebanese, idk how that will affect this. Also qualified as disadvantaged
 

Faha

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Sep 15, 2012
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You could add schools such as:
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Creighton
St. Louis
Vermont
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
West Virginia
 
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DefNotMe

2+ Year Member
Aug 15, 2016
9
9
Status
Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
You could add schools such as:
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Creighton
St. Louis
Vermont
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
West Virginia
Do any of those gave strong in state preferences? I was under the influence that west Virginia did.

Also, what do you think my chances are at what I have so far
 
Mar 20, 2012
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Status
Medical Student
You could add schools such as:
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Creighton
St. Louis
Vermont
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
West Virginia
I'm still trying to finalize my own school list as well, but doesn't St. Louis have like a 37 mcat average, according to the msar? Making it a big reach, unless there's something I'm missing.
 

gyngyn

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I'm still trying to finalize my own school list as well, but doesn't St. Louis have like a 37 mcat average, according to the msar? Making it a big reach, unless there's something I'm missing.
You are confusing SLU for WUSTL.
SLU's 90th percentile (37) is lower than WUSTL's median (38).
 

Faha

7+ Year Member
Sep 15, 2012
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Attending Physician
I'm still trying to finalize my own school list as well, but doesn't St. Louis have like a 37 mcat average, according to the msar? Making it a big reach, unless there's something I'm missing.
You are thinking of Washington in St. Louis, a different school. St. Louis University Medical School has a MCAT 10% to 90% percentile range of 30 to 37.
 
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Faha

7+ Year Member
Sep 15, 2012
9,699
3,900
Status
Attending Physician
Do any of those gave strong in state preferences? I was under the influence that west Virginia did.

Also, what do you think my chances are at what I have so far
West Virginia does but they take most of their OOS students (47 last year) from neighboring states. Vermont is a state school but the majority of their class (70%) are OOS. The GPA-MCAT grid shows you have a 2/3 chance for a MD acceptance but those odds go up if you apply to many and appropriate schools.
 

Goro

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Jun 10, 2010
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Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
I suggest:

Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Rochester
Rush (note: very service/experience oriented with a 150hr service requirement. Avg student has 800 hours of community service, and >1800 hours of health care exposure.)
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola

Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Oakland B
Any DO program. Starting with PCOM and LECOM




Rising Senior at USC

Country/state of residence: Pennsylvania

Schools to which you are applying: Applying both MD and DO
MD
-Boston University
-Central Michigan
-Rosalind Franklin
-Cooper medical school of Rowan
-Drexel
-Frank H Netter at Quinipac
-George Washington (was originally attending college here)
-Georgetown
-Keck
-Temple
-Marshall
-New York medical college
-Penn state
-Jefferson University
- the commonwealth medical college
-Tufts University
-Tulane
-Virginia Tech
-Wake forest
-western michigan
-UPenn
-ucla
- Indiana University

any more I should add?

I finished most of the secondaries early July but no interviews yet :/

Cumulative GPA: 3.63

Science GPA: 3.45

MCAT Scores: 509. 130, 125, 126, 128

Research: RA at A lab since sophomore year. Presented a poster at an undergraduate research symposium as first author

Volunteering (clinical) – 80 hours at a hospital in Lebanon, started in the most recent spring at a clinic in LA, 25 hours so far but i'm continuing there

Physician shadowing – general surgery 20 hours, urology 20 hours, gastroenterologist 20 hours

Non-clinical volunteering: I'm good on this section, I've got tons

Extracurricular activities: Intramural soccer captain few years, Quidditch team vice president (clearly all the ladies love me), PR director for another club, stand up comedy. I'm pretty good on this section

Employment history: Worked summers

Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): my grandpa's cousin, idk if that counts. (he wrote me a recommendation and was one of the doctors i shadowed)

Note: I'm lebanese, idk how that will affect this. Also qualified as disadvantaged