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MD 32 MCAT, 3.76 GPA, MN resident, trouble with schools...help?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by scullyscool, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. scullyscool

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    Hi all,
    You guys seem to be super helpful for suggesting schools to apply to, so I'm wondering what I could add to my list... any suggestions for me would be awesome.

    My stats:
    MN resident
    32 MCAT, 3.76 GPA
    Average ECs with 1 year medical scribing, 1 year Kaplan MCAT test prep instructor, 2 years undergraduate research, 9 months clinical research, international study trip to Uganda, <1 year hospice volunteering, <1 year middle school after-school programs volunteer and tutor

    I have so far applied to:
    U of MN TC and Duluth
    George Washington (interview invite!)
    Georgetown (already rejected)
    University of Vermont
    Creighton
    Medical College of WI
    Rush
    Stritch
    SLU
    Iowa-Carver
    Tufts
    Drexel
    New York Medical College
    Oakland U William Beaumont
    Quinnipec/Netter
    Mayo
    Brown Alpert

    I'm specifically wondering if I have enough safety schools, whether to add any more Michigan schools, and also whether it would be at all advisable to apply to Oregon or Colorado?
     
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  3. Faha

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    Oregon and Colorado accept mainly there own state residents. Other schools you can apply to where you have a chance for an interview with your stats include:
    Albany
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Penn State
    Western Michigan
    Rosalind Franklin
    Tulane
     
  4. Goro

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    I suggest the following.

    Miami
    St. Louis
    Albany
    Rochester
    Rush
    Rosy Franklin
    BU
    Hofstra
    NYMC
    VCU
    EVMS
    Wake Forest
    Jefferson
    Temple
    Drexel
    Tulane
    Loyola
    Oakland B
    Netetr
    Western MI

    Your state school(s).

    Any DO program, starting with MUCOM, DMU, AT Still and CCOM



     
  5. GrapesofRath

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    1) Skip Oregon and Colrado.
    2) If you want to add Michigan schools Western Michigan is a good bet.
    3) Goro has a good list of additions. Follow that.
    4) Brown Mayo and Iowa are the only 3 schools on your list that are probably out of reach for you. Everything else looks solid. Getting an interview from a school as competitive GW this early is a good sign.
     
  6. Banco

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    You will be fine with this list, you have a very good application.

    Temple, Jefferson could be good additions.
     
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    Curious why Iowa is out of reach.
     
  8. GrapesofRath

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    Out of those 3 schools(Brown and Mayo also) it is certainly most feasible but a) Iowa is 2/3 In state. b) OP's stats are below average for Iowa(albeit not a huge below average but below average nonetheless). I believe the median GPA there is around a 3.86 and median MCAT is a 34(I don't have MSAR in front of me so these numbers might a hair off) If OP really likes it take a stab but there are better uses of an application.
     

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