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3.8 GPA, 515 MCAT, detailed school list. In need of some feedback.

legitbeans

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I currently have a list of 50 schools, looking to cut it down to 40. I put a note besides each school that I'm on the fence about.

ORM, CA resident, undergrad in Ohio. Bio major. Good LoRs. For sure 1 glowing letter from prestigious PI, and 4 other great letters from professors who I was close with.

cGPA: 3.80 sGPA: 3.72 (no trend)
MCAT: 512-->515 (about as even distribution as you can get)

Clinical volunteering: 400+ hours as medical case workers for clients and working with pediatricians/family doctors
Nonclinical voluteering: ~120 hours. Teaching kids about sciences, sorting medical supplies, planting trees, volunteering at local library, etc.
Research: 2000 hours researching. First author poster presentations in international convention
Shadowing: ~120 hours with anesthesiologist, ophthalmologist, and general surgeon
EC/employment:
-Second principal instrumentalist at university band. Chosen to perform with United States Air Force during one of their concerts.
-Full time research assistant at top 5 university lab. Co-author on a transcript under review
-Interned at ophthalmologist private clinic. Did some scribe work.
-President of local minority pre med chapter.
-Head Finance Chair/VP of undergraduate research publishing journal
-High Dean's Honor and Full ride music scholarship

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I used this link to determine if schools were OOS friendly

Reach
Stanford (strong connections. Shoot for the moon or something like that)
UCSF (Sure I have an in-state advantage, but not as much as say Davis or Irvine. Is it still worth?)
UCLA (See above)
UCSD
Baylor (OOS friendly)
Pittsburgh (A good friend went there. Vouched for the school)
U of Michigan
Mt. Siani (See Pitt. Also he had low stats for the school, but got in because he was "well rounded")
Case Western
Boston U (Unsure)
UVA (extremely OOS friendly)
Duke (People on here recommend applying. Unsure)

Realistic
Albert Einstein
Emory
Dartmouth
George Washington (low yield. Should I still apply?)
Ohio State
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts (low yield. Apply?)
USF
UC Davis
UC Irvine
U of Colorado
U of Maryland (very OOS friendly)
U of Miami
U of Rochester
U of Wisconsin
Wake Forest
USC
Georgetown (low yield. Apply?)
U Cincinnati
Brown (Favors their own undergrad. Apply?)
U Iowa
OHSU (I think my stats qualify me for their "high academics" checkbox)


Realistic+
U of Vermont
Rush
U of Arizona Tucson (Extremely OOS friendly)
Virginia Commonwealth
Hofstra
Saint Louis
Drexel
Temple
Wayne
Loyola
U of Indiana (Extremely OOS friendly due to large size)
U of Illinois (Extremely OOS friendly)
U of Kentucky (Extremely OOS friendly)
West Virginia (Extremely OOS friendly)

Don't quote please
 
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Faha

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Kentucky matriculated only 22 non residents last year and the majority would have connections to the state. West Virginia's non residents are mainly from adjoining states. I suggest these schools as being realistic with your stats:
Reach
UCSD
Pittsburgh
U of Michigan
Mt. Sinai
Case Western
Boston U
UVA


Realistic
Albert Einstein
Dartmouth
George Washington
Ohio State
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts
USF
UC Davis
UC Irvine
U of Colorado
U of Maryland
U of Miami
U of Rochester
Wake Forest
USC
Georgetown
U Cincinnati
U Iowa

Realistic+
U of Vermont
Rush
Virginia Commonwealth
Hofstra
Saint Louis
Drexel
Temple
Wayne
Loyola
U of Indiana
U of Illinois
 
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legitbeans

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Mar 7, 2018
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Kentucky matriculated only 22 non residents last year and the majority would have connections to the state. West Virginia's non residents are mainly from adjoining states. I suggest these schools as being realistic with your stats:
Reach
UCSD
Pittsburgh
U of Michigan
Mt. Sinai
Case Western
Boston U
UVA


Realistic
Albert Einstein
Dartmouth
George Washington
Ohio State
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts
USF
UC Davis
UC Irvine
U of Colorado
U of Maryland
U of Miami
U of Rochester
Wake Forest
USC
Georgetown
U Cincinnati
U Iowa

Realistic+
U of Vermont
Rush
Virginia Commonwealth
Hofstra
Saint Louis
Drexel
Temple
Wayne
Loyola
U of Indiana
U of Illinois

Thanks for the input! Got a few questions though.

-Is there a reason for leaving out schools like Baylor and Duke but keeping Sinai?
-Would it be fair to try UCLA? They have the same stats as UCSD, though I realize they are more competitive.
-Is there a reason for taking out Emory and Wisconsin? According to MSAR, my stats exactly matches Emory's average, and above Wisconsin's average.
-Is there a reason for taking out U of Arizona?

Appreciate the help.
 

Faha

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Thanks for the input! Got a few questions though.

-Is there a reason for leaving out schools like Baylor and Duke but keeping Sinai?
-Would it be fair to try UCLA? They have the same stats as UCSD, though I realize they are more competitive.
-Is there a reason for taking out Emory and Wisconsin? According to MSAR, my stats exactly matches Emory's average, and above Wisconsin's average.
-Is there a reason for taking out U of Arizona?

Appreciate the help.
Baylor (38 non residents) and Arizona (25 non residents) accept few non residents with no connection to the state. MSAR appears to indicate that those for Arizona may be URM. Emory also has an instate bias. What is your connection to the Wisconsin region ? It is another state public school. You said you wanted to cut down your list so some schools have to be removed.
 
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