Aug 15, 2015
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Eye of Sauron
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Hello all,

Just wanted to get some perspectives on my chances this cycle for MD admissions. All input is welcome and appreciated.

Applied to 20 schools

Location: Midwest

GPA: 3.97

MCAT: 503 (61 percentile)
C/P - 128 (87 percentile)
CARS - 124 (44 percentile)
B/BC - 125 (54 percentile)
P/S - 126 (66 percentile)

Volunteering
  • 200 hrs volunteering at pediatric hospital
  • 150 hrs volunteering in ED
  • 30 hrs non-medical volunteer (food pantry)
Shadowing
  • 100 hrs shadowing across 5 specialties (plastics, radiology, neuro-interventional, geriatrics, cardiothoracic surg)
Research
  • 1 year of research, continuing this year, possibility of publication
  • Won a research grant award from my university
Leadership
  • Active Toastmasters member since 2012
  • Active in 3 leadership positions in student organizations for 3 years
Work
  • University Chemistry Department (1 year)
  • Family business (convenience store) since high school.
Other
  • Low SES
  • Caucasian
  • Strong LORs (1 MD, 1 PI, 1 Anthro prof, 1 Advisor)
 
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Curious Chloride
Aug 15, 2015
24
2
Eye of Sauron
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
UMKC
Mizzou
SLU
Rosalind Franklin
U of Louisville
U of Kentucky
U of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Medical College
Boston U
U of Miami
FAU
U of South Florida
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Rush
U of Colorado
Oakland Beaumont
Loyola
Pritzker (Big reach, I know)
U of Indiana
Cleveland Clinic
 

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UMKC
Mizzou
SLU
Rosalind Franklin
U of Louisville
U of Kentucky
U of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Medical College
Boston U
U of Miami
FAU
U of South Florida
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Rush
U of Colorado
Oakland Beaumont
Loyola
Pritzker (Big reach, I know)
U of Indiana
Cleveland Clinic
If you are from MO your odds are tied basically to the MO schools(particularly Columbia).

Louisville, UK, Wisconsin, Boston U, FAU, USF, FIU, Colorado, UChicago, Cleveland Clinic and Indiana are all not a good use of an application fee and time unless you are IS at the Fl schools or for KY. If you haven't already submitted hte primary I wouldn't bother with any of these.

If you have I would consider investing in MSAR and checking schools MCAT median and 10th percentile stats and targeting those where your MCAT is at the 10th percentile or higher. Like I said though if you are a MO resident your odds are tied there to a fair extent and you can be competitive at KC and Columbia.
 
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Curious Chloride
Aug 15, 2015
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Eye of Sauron
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Medical Student (Accepted)
Have you already submitted an application to these schools?
Yes, I submitted my primary in June, and have sent back secondaries to around 18 of them. I was hoping that my GPA would compensate somewhat for my MCAT, at least for state schools.
 

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Yes, I submitted my primary in June, and have sent back secondaries to around 18 of them. I was hoping that my GPA would compensate somewhat for my MCAT, at least for state schools.
I see.
You may as well give your state schools a shot since you have already applied.
I cannot recommend paying for more secondaries this cycle, though.
If you can find schools where a 27 MCAT is above the 10th% and where they take a significant number of OOS applicants, you could consider them.
 
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Curious Chloride
Aug 15, 2015
24
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Eye of Sauron
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
I see.
You may as well give your state schools a shot since you have already applied.
I cannot recommend paying for more secondaries this cycle, though.
If you can find schools where a 27 MCAT is above the 10th% and where they take a significant number of OOS applicants, you could consider them.
Thank you. I will consult the MSAR to see if I can find any of these schools.