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MD 3.72 cGPA, 3.54 sGPA, 29 MCAT - School List

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by bbils, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. bbils

    bbils 2+ Year Member

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    Cumulative GPA: 3.715 Science GPA: 3.54
    MCAT: 29 overall (9 PS, 9 VR, 11 BS)
    NY Resident

    Research
    Worked 4 months in a cardiovascular genetics lab (no publications)
    (Plans to perhaps work in another lab in the gap year)

    Volunteer/Shadowing
    -Shadowed nearly full time over the course of a summer
    - 3 weeks shadowing surgeons (orthopaedic and general surgery mostly), 3 weeks in the ER, 2 weeks in maternity ward
    - Also did volunteer activities for the hospital at this time
    -Volunteered at a home caring for the terminally ill (~40 hours)
    -Volunteer baseball coach and umpire

    Extracurricular Activities
    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Human Physiology (1 semester, plans to do it again for 1 more semester)
    Member of a subcommittee of the Student Government Board

    Will be applying next cycle
    School List (for now):
    All 4 New York State public schools
    Albany
    NYMC
    Rosalind Franklin
    Creighton
    Drexel
    EVMS
    Quinnipiac
    GW
    Loyola
    MCW
    Oakland
    Penn State
    Rush
    St. Louis
    Thomas Jefferson
    Temple
    Commonwealth
    Vermont
    VCU

    Pretty long list right now but I realize that with my resume applying broadly is my best chance. Any schools I should strike off, add, and/or chances of getting into these schools? Thanks.
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    That's a very nice list. It's a bit long, so if you really plan on applying to that many, you'd better start pre-writing secondaries to maintain quality. If I had to delete a few: GW (14K+ aps) and NEO (strong regional preference).
     
  4. Faha

    Faha Physician 5+ Year Member

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    That is a good list and appropriate for your credentials. The only one I think would be worth adding is Western Michigan.
     
  5. bbils

    bbils 2+ Year Member

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    With the list that I have do you think it would be wise of me to retake the MCAT or work on getting more ECs and rolling the dice with the 29?
     
  6. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    You can get in with well-crafted responses and good interview skills.
     

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