Mark0Polo

2+ Year Member
Jun 11, 2015
3
1
Status
Pre-Medical
Cumulative GPA: 3.65 and Science GPA: 3.76
I have a strong upward trend with my freshman year being sub 3.0.

MCAT: 513

Clinical Volunteer Activities
UCSD Free Health Clinic (4 hrs/week for about 2 years)
Scripps Green Hospital (4 hrs/week for about 2.5 years)
Project Vietnam, I traveled to Vietnam with a group of students and had a chance to shadow various doctors and also help the local Vietnamese community. (1 month)

Physician Shadowing
Hospitalist (20 hours)
Emergency Room Doctor (16 hours)
Orthopedic Surgeon(20 hours)
Cardiologist(24 hours)

Research
Alzheimer's Research Study (2 years; No Publications)

Non-Clinical Volunteer Activities
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor (2 hrs/week for 1.5 years)
Moore's Cancer Center Community Outreach Program (3 hrs/week for 2 years)
Soup Kitchen Volunteer (4 hrs/week for 3 months during the summer for 2 summers)
Americorps (Will be volunteering for Americorps for 1 year starting this September)

Extra-Curricular Activites
Member of my school's Archery team(2 years)
Medical Literature Society (1.5 years)

Employment
None

I'm an Asian applicant from California. I'm planning on applying to the following schools. Please help me revise my list of schools and advise me of my chances.

USC
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
UC Riverside
Albany Medical College
New York Medical College
SUNY Upstate
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Drexel University
Meharry Medical College
Rush Medical College
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Commonwealth Medical College
Temple University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Rochester
Virginia Tech Carilion
Wake Forest
 
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GrapesofRath

2+ Year Member
May 5, 2015
5,320
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Your list is more or less fine. I would ditch Riverside if you aren't from the Inland Empire and you don't fit Meharry's mission. Everything else looks fine. Couple others worth consideration could be Stony Brook, Emory, Rochester, Saint Louis, Miami, Hofstra, Medical College Wisconsin, Creighton, Oakland, Quinnipac, Western Michigan and Loyola.

If you want your biggest bang for your buck I would ditch most of UCSF, Meharry, Drexel, Temple, Va Tech and TCMC and replace with Creighton, Medical College Wisconsin, Oakland, Quinnipac, and Saint Louis.
 
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Your list is more or less fine. I would ditch Riverside if you aren't from the Inland Empire and you don't fit Meharry's mission. Everything else looks fine. Couple others worth consideration could be Stony Brook, Emory, Rochester, Saint Louis, Miami, Hofstra, Medical College Wisconsin, Creighton, Oakland, Quinnipac, Western Michigan and Loyola.

If you want your biggest bang for your buck I would ditch most of UCSF, Meharry, Drexel, Temple, Va Tech and TCMC and replace with Creighton, Medical College Wisconsin, Oakland, Quinnipac, and Saint Louis.
Agreed, but a 513 is still impressive
 

md-2020

The Immaculate Catch
2+ Year Member
Jun 29, 2015
2,298
3,007
Status
Medical Student
UCSF and Geffen are big reaches but I'm sure you know that already. Nothing wrong with having some long shots.
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
53,605
78,823
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
I suggest he following:


U VM
USF Morsani
Case
Mayo
Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Albert Einstein
Rochester
Rush
Rosy Franklin
BU
Hofstra
NYMC
VCU
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
George Washington
Emory
USC/Keck
Tulane
Loyola
Any new MD school. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools. I can't recommend CNU.
UCD
UCI
UCLA
Any DO program, starting with Western and Touro-CA


Cumulative GPA: 3.65 and Science GPA: 3.76
I have a strong upward trend with my freshman year being sub 3.0.

MCAT: 513

Clinical Volunteer Activities
UCSD Free Health Clinic (4 hrs/week for about 2 years)
Scripps Green Hospital (4 hrs/week for about 2.5 years)
Project Vietnam, I traveled to Vietnam with a group of students and had a chance to shadow various doctors and also help the local Vietnamese community. (1 month)

Physician Shadowing
Hospitalist (20 hours)
Emergency Room Doctor (16 hours)
Orthopedic Surgeon(20 hours)
Cardiologist(24 hours)

Research
Alzheimer's Research Study (2 years; No Publications)

Non-Clinical Volunteer Activities
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor (2 hrs/week for 1.5 years)
Moore's Cancer Center Community Outreach Program (3 hrs/week for 2 years)
Soup Kitchen Volunteer (4 hrs/week for 3 months during the summer for 2 summers)
Americorps (Will be volunteering for Americorps for 1 year starting this September)

Extra-Curricular Activites
Member of my school's Archery team(2 years)
Medical Literature Society (1.5 years)

Employment
None

I'm an Asian applicant from California. I'm planning on applying to the following schools. Please help me revise my list of schools and advise me of my chances.

USC
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
UC Riverside
Albany Medical College
New York Medical College
SUNY Upstate
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Drexel University
Meharry Medical College
Rush Medical College
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Commonwealth Medical College
Temple University
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Rochester
Virginia Tech Carilion
Wake Forest
 

PugsAndHugs

5+ Year Member
Oct 7, 2014
427
608
Status
Medical Student
Why SUNY Upstate? They accepted 6/154 out of state according to the MSAR. I would take that out.
 

binderpaper

2+ Year Member
Dec 21, 2016
47
6
Status
Pre-Medical
@marc0polo would you mind updating and letting us know your results? I think I'm going to be very similar to you and it would be super helpful! Thank you!