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3.84/518, School List Help / WAMC

Martin van Nostrand

My contention? Well yes, that's my contention.
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Sep 7, 2018
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Below I have a short summary of my application and my current school list. Any advice on what school to cut/add would be greatly appreciated.

Demographics:
  • White Male
  • NY Resident, Strong ties to CA
  • Graduated from Top 25 Undergrad in May
  • Psych major

Stats:
  • cGPA: 3.84 (4.0 last three semesters)
  • sGPA: 3.67
  • MCAT: balanced 518 (96th percentile)

ECs (clinical):
  • ~150 hours volunteering at city hospital
  • ~120 hours volunteering at community medical clinic
  • ~200 hours volunteering with school EMT org. Registered EMT-B, also held exec position
  • ~50 hours split shadowing 4 different physicians, various specialities. No primary care.

ECs (nonclinical):
  • Played a D1 sport freshman year
  • ~550 hours split between 4 different psych based labs, 2 poster presentations (1 primary author, 1 secondary), one lab was a paid position at a T10 research school
  • ~100 hours volunteering at a local homeless shelter (underserved community)
  • ~75 hours at school's Red Cross Club
  • ~75 hours as a PreMed "mentor" for underclassmen

Current School List (Verified 5/28):

Columbia
Cornell
Yale
Stanford
Mayo
UCSF
Mt. Sinai
UCLA
U Pitt
USC
UC San Diego
U Michigan
Albert Einstein
Hofstra
Tufts
Georgetown
Western Michigan U
Rochester
Dartmouth
Wake Forest
Tulane
George Washington
Kaiser Permanente
Rush
MC Wisconsin
UC Irvine
Quinnipiac
SUNY Downstate
Ohio State University
Carle Illinois
U at Buffalo
SUNY Upstate
Stony Brook
Albany
Brown
 
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Because my non-science GPA is nearly 4.0
Isn't it the case that most applicants have a higher cGPA than sGPA? Data from the 2019-20 cycle shows average matriculant sGPA is 3.66 and cGPA is 3.73
Why do you ask?
I'm curious that without a transcript as a psychology major what your grades were. You claim 4.0 your last 3 semesters of college, so I just wanted to know where the big GPA drop was.
 
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