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3.94/505 ReApp, PLEASE HELP ME WITH SCHOOL LIST! ANY OTHER ADVICE APPRECIATED!

Bamacafe

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3.94 overall GPA, 3.89 science GPA
505 MCAT, scheduled to retake on 7/18/20
University of Alabama graduate Dec 2019
Major in biology and dance (incomplete)
Alabama resident, caucasian female

Clinical Employment:
240hrs current clinic assistant at Tuscaloosa Ortho. & Joint
800hrs Scribe in ED at DCH Regional
625hrs Past clinical assistant at Southern Orthopedic

Non-clinical employment:
College scribe- math, biochem, calculus

Shadowing:
250 hrs Orthopedic and orthopedic surgery
100 hrs Pediatric
100hrs in the ED

Research:
300 hours in biology undergraduate research
50 hrs. poster presentation at Undergrad research conference

Non-clinical volunteering & Community Service:
100 hrs in community middle schools teaching science (for 3 years)
100 hrs volunteering in undergrad biology research
60 hrs. volunteering in virology research lab
25hrs tutoring

Leadership:
Group Leader, Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge (2 semesters)- lead weekly group discussions, responsible for supervising and leading all volunteer activities, as well as coordinating volunteer efforts/hours
Senior Lab asssistant- teaching new lab members
Senior clinical assistant at SOSA- training new members and instructing on EMR

Extracurricular:
300hrs Dance- ARDT (collegiate dance performance)
Community Nutcracker performances- solo dance, instructor for younger dancers, fundraising, and community outreach performances
160hrs ZTA (sorority)- breast cancer philanthropy fundraising, bingo at nursing home, after school program for local children, blanket making for chemo patients

Last Cycle: applied to 5 schools- 4 rejections, I interview, currently waitlisted at University of South Alabama
Gap year plans: Accepted to 1 year Master's program in biomedical sciences at Tulane SOM

School List for this cycle:
Tufts
Temple
University of Maryland
Tulane
Medical College of Wisconsin
Univ. of Arizona
Rush
Creighton
UAB
Virginia Commonweatlh
LSU SOM
Penn State
Univ of South Alabama
Univ Utah
Univ of Arizona in Tuscon
Univ of Louisville
Univ of Washington SOM

@Goro @Faha thank you so so much!
 
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3.94 overall GPA, 3.89 science GPA
505 MCAT, scheduled to retake on 7/18/20
University of Alabama graduate Dec 2019
Major in biology and dance (incomplete)
Alabama resident, caucasian female

Clinical Employment:
240hrs current clinic assistant at Tuscaloosa Ortho. & Joint
800hrs Scribe in ED at DCH Regional
625hrs Past clinical assistant at Southern Orthopedic

Non-clinical employment:
College scribe- math, biochem, calculus

Shadowing:
250 hrs Orthopedic and orthopedic surgery
100 hrs Pediatric
100hrs in the ED

Research:
300 hours in biology undergraduate research
50 hrs. poster presentation at Undergrad research conference

Non-clinical volunteering & Community Service:
100 hrs in community middle schools teaching science (for 3 years)
100 hrs volunteering in undergrad biology research
60 hrs. volunteering in virology research lab
25hrs tutoring

Leadership:
Group Leader, Tuscaloosa Rocketry Challenge (2 semesters)- lead weekly group discussions, responsible for supervising and leading all volunteer activities, as well as coordinating volunteer efforts/hours
Senior Lab asssistant- teaching new lab members
Senior clinical assistant at SOSA- training new members and instructing on EMR

Extracurricular:
300hrs Dance- ARDT (collegiate dance performance)
Community Nutcracker performances- solo dance, instructor for younger dancers, fundraising, and community outreach performances
160hrs ZTA (sorority)- breast cancer philanthropy fundraising, bingo at nursing home, after school program for local children, blanket making for chemo patients

Last Cycle: applied to 5 schools- 4 rejections, I interview, currently waitlisted at University of South Alabama
Gap year plans: Accepted to 1 year Master's program in biomedical sciences at Tulane SOM

School List for this cycle:
Tufts
Temple
University of Maryland
Tulane
Medical College of Wisconsin
Univ. of Arizona
Rush
Creighton
UAB
Virginia Commonweatlh
LSU SOM
Penn State
Univ of South Alabama
Univ Utah
Univ of Arizona in Tuscon
Univ of Louisville
Univ of Washington SOM

@Goro @Faha thank you so so much!
With a 505 MCAT score, you have a huge number of donations on your list.

And with your score, you also need to have DO schools on your list as well. Beggars can't be choosy.

Do not apply until you have your new score
 

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The 7 OOS state public schools on your list accept very few (if any) non residents with a MCAT of 505 and no connection to the state. U Alabama and South Alabama are the only realistic schools. If you score higher on the MCAT you could add other schools. Post your score here when available.
 
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Bamacafe

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The 7 OOS state public schools on your list accept very few (if any) non residents with a MCAT of 505 and no connection to the state. U Alabama and South Alabama are the only realistic schools. If you score higher on the MCAT you could add other schools. Post your score here when available.
The 7 OOS state public schools on your list accept very few (if any) non residents with a MCAT of 505 and no connection to the state. U Alabama and South Alabama are the only realistic schools. If you score higher on the MCAT you could add other schools. Post your score here when available.
Should I submit my app to just south Alabama so I can be verified and then add schools based on new MCAT score ? I applied to Louisiana bc I was born there and both parents did residency at Tulane , applied to schools in AZ & MD bc I have family there..
 

Bamacafe

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With a 505 MCAT score, you have a huge number of donations on your list.

And with your score, you also need to have DO schools on your list as well. Beggars can't be choosy.

Do not apply until you have your new score
I know my MCAT score is low that’s why I’m retaking ..Difficult for me to know which schools to apply..feedback from UAB was that it wasn’t my MCAT score
 

Bamacafe

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You need a better MCAT, and imo not a BMS program unless you are offered direct linkage.
505 with a 3.9 - around 50% of people with your stats matriculated to an MD program.


You’re at the top of the list for GPA. MCAT should be your focus and applying to more schools.
Would cross out University of Washington off your list, because their in-state preference is notorious. Have you thought about Mississippi or Georgia schools?
Would cross out University of Washington off your list, because their in-state preference is notorious. Have you thought about Mississippi or Georgia schools?
ok Thanks and I will apply anywhere I have a chance, all suggestions appreciated
 

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Mississippi accepted zero non residents last year and Medical College of Georgia only 7.
Ah, thank you! Disregard MS for sure then. I was thinking other places like Emory or Morehouse (although I know Morehouse is more tuned towards GA residents), but I guess it would depend on the new MCAT here.
 
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Ah, thank you! Disregard MS for sure then. I was thinking other places like Emory or Morehouse (although I know Morehouse is more tuned towards GA residents), but I guess it would depend on the new MCAT here.

Morehouse is private so has no preference for in-state vs OOS.
If you're URM or have service to URM then Morehouse would be an option.
 
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