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(3.65, 512) In need of feedback for school list.

bossports

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Hi everyone, I am just finishing my AMCAS application and I wanted to see what y'all think about my medical school list. Feel free to add/remove any schools from the list! There are 27 right now and I was thinking about cutting it to 22-25 if possible. I still wanted to leave space for 3-4 dream schools (Michigan, Virginia, Pitt, etc.). Thanks in advance!
  1. cGPA: 3.65, sGPA: -3.5 (upward trend)
  2. MCAT: 512 (C/P 127, CARS 126, B/B 129, P/S 130)
  3. Undergrad: Top 15 institution
  4. State of residence: Florida
  5. Ethnicity/race: URM (Hispanic/Latino)
  6. Clinical Experience: Volunteered at the ER of the local Memorial Hospital for 2 years (approx 100 hours in total).
    -Went to a pilgrimage in Lourdes, France, volunteered in a hospital for a week. (168 hours)
  7. Non-clinical volunteering:
    -During my gap year I will be working as a Crisis Text Line volunteer (200+ hours expected).
  8. Research: 400+ hours of autoimmune disease benchwork.
  9. Shadowing: Shadowing across many specialties (Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, etc.) for approx. 96 hours.
  10. Extracurriculars: Served in Hall Government for 1 year as my hall's election commissioner.
    -Also served as my dorm's representative at my university's Student Union
-Worked on a consulting project for Cardinal Health and went to their HQs in Ohio to present our ideas.
-Member of the Puerto Rican Student Association at my university.
11. Honors: Dean's List for both semesters of my Senior year.
12. Other: I participated in 2 competitive Summer programs tailored for pre-med students (both of which involved research and poster presentations).
-I studied abroad in London during the Fall semester of my Junior year as well.
-Fee Assistance Program recipient

SCHOOL LIST:
  1. Michigan
  2. Pitt
  3. Emory
  4. Virginia
  5. Colorado
  6. Dartmouth
  7. Georgetown
  8. Tufts
  9. IU
  10. Ohio State
  11. Thomas Jefferson
  12. Albert Einstein
  13. Cincinnati
  14. University of Miami
  15. Tulane
  16. University of Florida
  17. Loyola
  18. Creighton
  19. Penn State
  20. Rush
  21. Wayne State
  22. Temple
  23. University of South Florida
  24. University of Central Florida
  25. Western Michigan
  26. Florida International University
  27. Oakland University
 
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Faha

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Rush is looking for applicants with many more clinical and non clinical volunteering hours than you have. I suggest these schools from your list:


Michigan
  1. Pitt
  2. Colorado
  3. Virginia
  4. Dartmouth
  5. Georgetown
  6. Tufts
  7. Thomas Jefferson
  8. Albert Einstein
  9. University of Miami
  10. Tulane
  11. University of Florida
  12. Loyola
  13. Creighton
  14. Penn State
  15. Wayne State
  16. Temple
  17. University of South Florida
  18. University of Central Florida
  19. Florida International University
  20. Oakland University
You could add schools such as Boston University, Seton Hall, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, TCU-UNT.
 
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bossports

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Rush is looking for applicants with many more clinical and non clinical volunteering hours than you have. I suggest these schools from your list:


Michigan
  1. Pitt
  2. Colorado
  3. Virginia
  4. Dartmouth
  5. Georgetown
  6. Tufts
  7. Thomas Jefferson
  8. Albert Einstein
  9. University of Miami
  10. Tulane
  11. University of Florida
  12. Loyola
  13. Creighton
  14. Penn State
  15. Wayne State
  16. Temple
  17. University of South Florida
  18. University of Central Florida
  19. Florida International University
  20. Oakland University
You could add schools such as Boston University, Seton Hall, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, TCU-UNT.
Thanks for the feedback Faha, you've definitely helped narrow it down! I appreciate it.
 
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