casafreako

2+ Year Member
Apr 15, 2015
2
2
Status
Pre-Medical
Hi Everyone,

I'm a Biochemistry major and Florida resident planning on applying next cycle. Here is what my application will most likely look like by the end of this year.

American Red Cross Volunteer Ocean Lifeguard x 2 years 320 hours

Medical Scribe x 1 year 1000 hours

Clinical Psych Research w/ Poster 1.5 years 1000 hours

Volunteer Coordinator Pre-Med Club 1 year

Homeless Shelter Volunteer 2 years 200 hours

Big Brother Big Sisters Mentor 1 year 100 hours

Kaplan MCAT tutor 1 year 200 hours

Shadowing – 50 hours EM, Surgery, IM

Paid Ocean Lifeguard x 2 years 500 hours

Paid University Lifeguard x 6 months 300 hours

Internet Start up Company employee x 6 months 250 hours

Weightlifting Club Member 1 year

Pre med club member 2 years

My School List:

UM

USF

FIU

FAU

UCF

FSU

UCSD

UCSF

USC

Columbia

NYU

Tulane

Rush

Thomas Jefferson

Temple

Tufts
 

GrapesofRath

2+ Year Member
May 5, 2015
5,320
3,803
Status
Non-Student
Very solid list. Here is what I think might be worth giving consideration to(hardly an exhaustive list). Keep boosting the volunteering experience, particularly if you can do it with the less fortunate(think hospice or something).

USF
FIU
FAU
UCF
FSU
Miami
Oakland
Quinnipac
Hofstra
Medical College Wisconsin
Saint Louis
Creighton
U of Arizona
Wake Forest
Rochester
Einstein
USC
Emory
Case Western
Duke
Columbia
 

Doug Underhill

5+ Year Member
Sep 2, 2011
1,874
1,392
The South
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
I would ditch UCSD and UCSF and consider adding Ohio State, Penn State, Vermont, or Virginia in their place. They are state schools that are more OOS friendly than either of those.
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
53,653
78,933
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
I suggest the following. Nothing wrong with aiming high; the ones I have in bold are schools where your MCAT score is 2-3 points below their avg, and your GPA is ~ the same as the school avg. Thus, proceed with caution on these, but I feel you're in striking distance for some.


U VM

U Toledo (maybe)

Miami

St. Louis

Albany

Albert Einstein

Rochester

Rush

Rosy Franklin

NYMC

EVMS

Wake Forest

Jefferson

Temple

Drexel

Creighton

Tulane

USC/Keck

Loyola

Emory

BU

Mayo

Duke

Case

Baylor

JHU

Pitt

Northwestern

NYU

Vanderbilt

Columbia

Any new MD school, especially Hofstra. Skip Central MI. I can't recommend CNU.

ALL FL schools.



Hi Everyone,

I'm a Biochemistry major and Florida resident planning on applying next cycle. Here is what my application will most likely look like by the end of this year.

American Red Cross Volunteer Ocean Lifeguard x 2 years 320 hours

Medical Scribe x 1 year 1000 hours

Clinical Psych Research w/ Poster 1.5 years 1000 hours

Volunteer Coordinator Pre-Med Club 1 year

Homeless Shelter Volunteer 2 years 200 hours

Big Brother Big Sisters Mentor 1 year 100 hours

Kaplan MCAT tutor 1 year 200 hours

Shadowing – 50 hours EM, Surgery, IM

Paid Ocean Lifeguard x 2 years 500 hours

Paid University Lifeguard x 6 months 300 hours

Internet Start up Company employee x 6 months 250 hours

Weightlifting Club Member 1 year

Pre med club member 2 years

My School List:

UM

USF

FIU

FAU

UCF

FSU

UCSD

UCSF

USC

Columbia

NYU

Tulane

Rush

Thomas Jefferson

Temple

Tufts