3.65 cGPA, 506 MCAT, URM - WAMC

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Year in school: Rising Senior

Country/state of residence: VA

URM - East African

Cumulative GPA: 3.65

Science GPA: 3.61

MCAT Scores: 506 (125, 124, 127, 130)

LOR: 5 (3 professors and 2 doctors)

Research: 150 Hrs of basic research (had a very difficult time obtaining research)

Volunteering (clinical) – include hours/sites: 200 hours observing and volunteering at a primary care private practice. 160 hours volunteering at a hospital

Physician shadowing – include hours/specialties: 150 hours observing a surgeon

Non-clinical volunteering: 150 hours volunteering at a food kitchen

Extracurricular activities:

90 hours total working as a chair for a MUN conference on 3 separate occasions
250 hours in a pre-med organization, one year in a leadership position
220 hours working in a student government position (Vice President)

Employment history: Worked at a fast food restaurant for a summer

Immediate family members in medicine? No

Specialty of interest: N/A

Interest in rural health (y/n): No

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I suggest these schools with your stats:
UVA
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Virginia Tech
West Virginia
Howard
Meharry
Morehouse
Wake Forest
George Washington
Georgetown
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Tufts
Quinnipiac
New York Medical College
Vermont
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton
Tulane
 

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I suggest these schools with your stats:
UVA
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Virginia Tech
West Virginia
Howard
Meharry
Morehouse
Wake Forest
George Washington
Georgetown
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Tufts
Quinnipiac
New York Medical College
Vermont
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton
Tulane
Why Jefferson, Georgetown, and Tufts? I wanted to apply to those schools but didn't think my stats were good enough
 

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Is there a general rule of thumb in terms of stats and URM?
No, but medical schools and their affiliated hospitals desire future physicians who can relate to their patient population. Medical schools in cities with large African American populations try to recruit African American applicants and schools in areas with large Hispanic populations try to recruit Hispanic applicants who are fluent in Spanish.
 
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