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3.68 cGPA, 3.55 sGPA, 30Q MCAT reapplicant

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by eljois, 05.20.14.

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  1. eljois

    eljois 2+ Year Member

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    Hi All,

    I applied to 26 schools this past cycle, had 5 interviews, and am currently waitlisted at all 5 schools. The school I thought I had the biggest chance of getting into (high priority wait list) seems to have fewer post-May 15 spots than normal this year. I'm working on getting my AMCAS application ready. Not much has changed since last year, but I'm going to start writing a new personal statement this week (while hoping I get in off a waitlist) - writing my personal statement last year was the most painful part of the application process.

    A little about me:

    25yo female, PA resident

    MCAT 1 (28M): 9 V, 7 PS, 12 BS
    MCAT 2 (30Q): 9 V, 9 PS, 12 BS

    BS in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science, minor in Gender and Health (Women's studies) from the University of Michigan

    Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania

    I graduated from UMich in 2010 and have been working full-time in clinical research. I have 3 publications (first, second, and third author) from my current position and volunteer/shadowing/work experience throughout undergrad.

    Any thoughts on where I should apply? I can't afford to apply to 26 schools again. I'm also considering applying to DO schools this time around.
     
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  3. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Definitely try DO schools. You have two in your home state to start with. Also aim for the lowest of the low-tiers and the newest MD schools. if you get rejected from your wait-list schools, see if you can get feedback on why you were rejected. If you didn't apply late, work on interview skills. If you applied late, apply 6/1 this time.


    Any thoughts on where I should apply? I can't afford to apply to 26 schools again. I'm also considering applying to DO schools this time around.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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