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34Q, 3.91 GPA/3.93 BCPM school list help?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Jax4ECU, Apr 28, 2012.

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  1. Jax4ECU

    Jax4ECU 2+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Hey guys, long time lurker here who's applying this year and just looking for some feedback on school list and prep up to this point. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

    Heres a quick rundown:

    NC resident at a state school
    B.S. Biochemistry/ B.A. Chemistry

    3.91 GPA/ 3.93 BCPM GPA
    34Q MCAT

    2 years Physiology research (cell signalling mostly)

    2 years Volunteer EMT-B (900-ish hours)
    1 summer hospital volunteer (80 hours)
    Literacy tutor (30 hours)
    Free clinic volunteer (20 hours)

    Shadowing: cardiologist and a variety of primary care physicians (40 hours)

    3 years Ski/Snowboard Club team officer (vice-president then president)
    this was honestly like running a small business (i.e. too many hours)

    Now the list:
    Wake Forest
    U of Colorado
    Ohio state
    Stanford (for fun)

    Thanks for your time!
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  3. MaxillofacialMN

    MaxillofacialMN Osteopathic Foot Dentist 7+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2009
    The Grand Ballroom

    You've got some great schools there, and you are a competitive applicant, but you might want to consider some more backup schools. Tons of competitive applicants don't get accepted to schools they "should be" for whatever reason. This happened to a friend of mine this year. Just a thought!
  4. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    I think that Georgetown would probably prefer to see more extensive community service to those in need, but otherwise, I think your list is fine. Consider USC if you'd love to live in California (and ski slopes are close by), and maybe Case if your research is sufficiently substantive. I think you could include a couple more dream schools besides.

    If you could add another ten hours of shadowing, that would be nice to see.
  5. FutureCTDoc

    FutureCTDoc 7+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Sunny South Florida
    Add Drexel, Jefferson Med, Miami
  6. Jax4ECU

    Jax4ECU 2+ Year Member

    Mar 25, 2011
    Thanks for the input guys! Yea after seeing the list on paper, I'll probably add a few more backup schools, it's just hard wanting to apply to all those schools and having to replace a couple of them with backups due to funds, but I'll definitely replace a couple of those with some backup schools.

    Also, USC would be awesome (mammoth/tahoe like 6 hours away i think?), I have it favorited on my MSAR just didn't include it in the list for some reason.
  7. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    I think that Big Bear is only two hours away.

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