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3.65 cGPA, 511 MCAT, WAMC?


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2+ Year Member
Dec 21, 2017
  1. Pre-Medical
    App cycle this year not looking too great and will probably need to re-apply this coming cycle. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Still trying to understand my weaknesses and why I had an unsuccessful app cycle this year.

    Year in school: Graduated May 2019
    Country/state of residence: Indiana
    URM (y/n): N, white

    Cumulative GPA: 3.65
    Science GPA: 3.60
    Cumulative GPA Trend: Pretty consistent, no major changes up or down
    MCAT Scores: 499 --> 511 (127,127,127,130)

    Schools to which you are applying:

    Indiana, Colorado Anschutz (family connections to CO), Loyola Chicago, Rosalind Franklin, Drexel, Temple, Sidney Kimmel, Creighton, Medical College of Wisconsin, George Washington, Georgetown, Cincinnati, and USC Keck.

    Research: About 2000 hours in a biochem/structural bio lab - 2 posters/presentations, senior honors thesis, no pubs :(

    400 hours in a pediatric oncology lab for NIH SIP - one presentation, no pubs

    Physician shadowing: 15 hours in undergrad (Ortho, Optho, and Peds), 100 hours of Urology since graduating.

    Volunteering (clinical): 50 hours at ER.

    Volunteering (non-clinical): 700 hours in my university's orientation program, held a big leadership role

    100 hours teaching elementary school children about healthy lifestyle choices during after school programs, was a program started by IUSM. Held a leadership position in that as well.

    Teaching/Mentoring: Computer Science TA for one semester and a Biochem TA for two years. I had extensive mentorship experience through my leadership position in my university's orientation program.

    Extracurricular activities: Ambassador for incoming biology students, involved in fraternity recruitment for 3 years. Did not include either of these in my activities page on my last AMCAS, probably won't again.

    Paid Employment: I am a scribe for a Urology group and also in the ED this year for my Gap year job.

    Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): N
    Specialty of interest: None

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Still trying to come to terms with probably not matriculating this year. Definitely a huge bummer but I'm trying to look on the positive side of things. I know how hard it can be to get into med school these days!


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    7+ Year Member
    Sep 15, 2012
    1. Attending Physician
      USC Keck and Cincinnati (they give some instate preference) are not realistic with your stats. I suggest adding these schools:
      NOVA MD
      Penn State
      Seton Hall
      New York Medical College
      Oakland Beaumont
      Wayne State
      Also apply to at least 6 DO schools and include MU-COM and CCOM.
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