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MD 3.7 cGPA, 38 MCAT - Help finalizing school list

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

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  1. phunky

    phunky 2+ Year Member

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  3. halfwaycrooks

    halfwaycrooks This is a library 2+ Year Member

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    I'd sub out Drexel and put in Jeff instead. You may be screened out of Drexel due to your higher stats.

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    List looks great and you have some interesting ECs. I'm just being nitpicky, but I wouldn't feel comfortable calling Mt Sinai, Vandy, Pitt, Cornell, Northwestern, and NYU targets. I'd consider them reaches, but that may just be me since I tend to err on the conservative side.
     
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    Hey Phunky,

    With respect to your PS, I think it would be wise to emphasize your clinical experience to a certain degree.

    Last cycle, my approach was to focus on non-clinical activities - basically my life narrative - with the understanding that adcoms would look at my work/activities section to learn about my clinical experience. Unfortunately, it didn't work out very well. It's important to be genuine, but I think it's equally important to include just a little bit of the "touchy-feely" stuff and describe how your experiences in the hospital motivated you to pursue medicine (as opposed to, say, a PhD).

    Good luck!
     
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