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39 MCAT, 3.94cGPA: School List Help

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by HomelessSkittle, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. HomelessSkittle


    Nov 12, 2013
    Hello Everyone,

    I'll try to keep this brief.

    cGPA: 3.94
    sGPA: 3.98
    MCAT: 39

    University of Pitt Undergrad
    Nursing Major
    Currently working as an RN

    Not great research experience, but ~500 hours in Molecular Genetics Lab
    Oodles of clinical experience

    School List:
    1. Duke
    2. UNC
    3. Virginia
    4. Virginia Tech
    5. Miami Miller
    6. UCLA David Geffen
    7. Vanderbilt
    8. Penn
    9. University of Pittsburgh

    I realize it is a short list, but this is an expensive process, so I wanted to keep it down. What do you think my chances are? Should I be applying to more schools? I would hate to have to reapply simply because I was trying to pinch pennies.

    Thank you everyone and good luck with your own applications!
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    UCUCUC 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Stats are great, tons of clinical experience as a nurse.

    Your biggest obstacle is probably going to be how you portray your motivations on why MD. Specifically, why MD>nursing. If you can nail that in your primary/secondaries, I think you'll receive lots of love all around.
  4. HomelessSkittle


    Nov 12, 2013
    Thanks for your response. My pre-med adviser was of the same opinion, so I tried to address the MD>nursing thing in my personal statement. Looking around SDN I just saw that my list was significantly shorter than most and was wondering about the necessity of adding some more schools. I could add a few more in state programs, I just don't think I would like to go to any others. The flip side being that I WOULD like to go SOMEWHERE.
  5. asw98

    asw98 2+ Year Member

    May 6, 2013
    What about applying to your state school?

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