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Cumulative GPA: 3.4 and Science GPA: 3.85 (my calculations as I am not AMCAS verified yet)
I have a strong upward trend after a few less than stellar terms earlier in undergrad (I have strong letters of rec that will address that).

MCAT: 512
P/C 128 CARS 125 Bio 129 Psych/Soc 130

Clinical Volunteer Activities
Hospital volunteering (about 200 hrs)
Physical Therapy Office intern (200 hours)

Non-clinical Volunteer Activities
Member of the court of a scholarship pageant through my city, put on by the Lions Club, was involved in all their fundraisers and city-wide charity events (1 year)
Various cheer clinics, food drives, marathons with my cheer squad (spans 7 years)

Physician Shadowing
40 hours of surgical shadowing

Extra-Curricular Activites
Cheerleader for 16 years (elementary school, jr. high, high school, college)

Leadership
Team captain of cheer squad for 3 years (2 in college, 1 in high school)

Awards
Typical academic awards, Dean's/President's List
Most Valuable Player, Leadership Award and Coaches' Choice Award while in cheer.

Employment
-Front desk at a dental office (4 years)
-Restaurant (2 years)

I'm a nontraditional white female applicant from California, applying this cycle (very late, I know). I was a non-science (psych) major, top public school, graduated in 2013 and have been working on pre-reqs for the past 2 years. Schools keep getting added to my list due to suggestions, but I'm looking to cut it down. I would appreciate any advice on my chances, or which schools to substitute/remove.

USC
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
UC Riverside
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Baylor
Boston University
Case Western
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
Drexel University
George Washington
New York Medical College
NYU
Northwestern
Oregon Health and Science
Pitt
Rush Medical College
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois Chicago
Wake Forest
Washington St Louis
 

gyngyn

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Delete:
USC (stats)
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
UC Riverside (unless you are from the IE).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Baylor (stats)
Boston University (stats)
Case Western (stats)

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
Drexel University
George Washington (low yield)
New York Medical College
NYU (stats)
Northwestern (stats)
Oregon Health and Science (not quirky enough).
Pitt (stats)

Rush Medical College
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois Chicago
Wake Forest
Washington St Louis(!)
 

Goro

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I suggest also deleting UIC and UC. Add U VM, Oakland-B, western MI, U Miami, Hofstra, Rochester, and any DO school, starting with both Westerns, TUNCOM, PacNW, AZCOM, SOMA and Touro-CA.


Delete:
USC (stats)
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
UC Riverside (unless you are from the IE).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Baylor (stats)
Boston University (stats)
Case Western (stats)

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
Drexel University
George Washington (low yield)
New York Medical College
NYU (stats)
Northwestern (stats)
Oregon Health and Science (not quirky enough).
Pitt (stats)

Rush Medical College
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois Chicago
Wake Forest
Washington St Louis(!)
 
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GrapesofRath

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In addition to gyngyn's sage advice it's probably worth considering replacing Illinois and Colorado with Quinnipac, Oakland and Medical College of Wisconsin.
 
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relativetowhat
Aug 29, 2015
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Pre-Medical
Delete:
USC (stats)
UCSD
UCLA
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UCSF
UC Riverside (unless you are from the IE).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
Baylor (stats)
Boston University (stats)
Case Western (stats)

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
Creighton
Drexel University
George Washington (low yield)
New York Medical College
NYU (stats)
Northwestern (stats)
Oregon Health and Science (not quirky enough).
Pitt (stats)

Rush Medical College
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University
Tulane University
University of Colorado Denver
University of Illinois Chicago
Wake Forest
Washington St Louis(!)
thank you for your helpful reply! May I ask what you mean by not quirky enough for Oregon Health and Science?
 

Doug Underhill

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3.4 cGPA with a 3.85 sGPA? What kind of upper level BCPM sciences do you have? It sounds like the answer is "not a lot" if you can get 3.85 BCPM with a 3.4 cGPA.

Usually sGPA is a tenth of a point lower or the same, but you're half a point in the other direction.

I wouldn't delete USC or Boston if I were you, although I would not make detailed plans that are centered around attending either of those schools. I would apply and acknowledge that they are reaches, accepting the outcome whatever it may be. NYU and Pitt, yeah, probably not going to happen. Ultimately, it depends on how much money you have. Are you going to live your life agonizing about how it would have been different if you applied to NYU? If so, and you have the $, apply.
 
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