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MD 3.64 GPA, 32 MCAT, How's the school list?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Ztg93, May 18, 2014.

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  1. Ztg93

    Ztg93

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    I plan to submit first few days of June.
    Need help finalizing my school list before applying.

    Quick run-down:

    OH resident
    3.64 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA --(3.90 GPA last 45 credit hours!)
    32 MCAT - 11/10/11

    • Hospital Volunteering (1.5 years) - LOTs of patient contact
    • Shadowing (40 Hours) - Orthopedic Surgeon, Cardiologist
    • Research (1 Year) - Human cardiac muscle
    • TA-ing (1 Semester) - Introductory Physiology course
    • Mentoring (2 Years) - No official title but lots of leadership; preparing inner-city kids for future past high school (college, career, life goals) and helping newly immigrated students assimilate and learn US culture
    • Waiter (1 year)
    • Health Focus Program (2 Years) - bi-monthly meetings discussing health issues in US, occasional volunteering ( Food banks, community building events, participating in fundraising 5K)

    My School List:
    Ohio State
    Cincinnati
    Wright State
    Rush
    Loyola
    Rosalind Franklin
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Drexel
    Penn State
    Albert Einstein
    Mt. Sinai
    Boston
    St. Louis U
    Med College of Wisconsin
    Albany
    NYMC
    George Washington
    Wake Forest
    Vanderbilt
    Toledo
    Any input is welcome!
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    You have more than a dozen schools where you have a good chance at an interview. You might want to cut out a few low yield ones (e.g.GW).
     
  4. Ztg93

    Ztg93

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    Thanks, would Boston be considered low-yield? Also, will the lack of primary care shadowing hold me back at all?
     
  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Sinai's 10th% is a 33 MCAT, BU is a little better at 31.
    Primary care shadowing would go a lot further than ortho!
     
  6. Heplayer92

    Heplayer92 2+ Year Member

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    I think George Washington and Drexel both get 10,000+ applicants as well = low yield!
     
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  7. keevwu

    keevwu 2+ Year Member

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    i would take sinai out
     
  8. Ztg93

    Ztg93

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    I went ahead and took out GW and Mt. Sinai. Is there any other MD schools you'd recommend I add?
    Also, If I add a general pediatrician in the next two weeks (before June 2nd) would that help out? Or should I hold off on submitting 1-2 weeks (until June 16th) until I shadow a primary/family doctor?

    Thanks!
     
  9. Goro

    Goro Probationary Status 5+ Year Member

    goro suggests:

    Ohio State
    Cincinnati
    Wright State
    Rush
    Loyola
    Rosalind Franklin
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Drexel
    Penn State
    Albert Einstein

    St. Louis U
    Med College of Wisconsin
    Albany
    Tufts
    NYMC

    Wake Forest
    Toledo
    Creighton
    Any of the new MD schools
    Any DO program
     
  10. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Peds is fine. Don't delay your ap for a few more shadowing hours at this point.
     
  11. Ztg93

    Ztg93

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    Last edited: May 22, 2014

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