Dec 16, 2019
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Pre-Medical
Stats:
cGPA: 4.0 sGPA: 4.0
MCAT: 510

State: FL

URM: Hispanic (Cuban, fluent in Spanish, also applying as disadvantaged)

Clinical Experience: 1,900 hours (1,250 scribing and 650 volunteering)

Research Experience: 200 hours (2 semester with one poster presentation, no publications)

Shadowing Experience: 475 hours (2 different cardiologists, one served as many patient's PCP)

Non-Clinical Volunteering: 300 hours (renovating and interacting with underserved communities, and cooking, cleaning, and gardening at senior care facility)

Other EC:
Server at restaurant: 2000 hours
Learning assistant for chemistry and calculus: 560 hours
Undergraduate laboratory teaching assistant (I teach lab for chemistry I and II): 1500 hours
Member of pre-med fraternity

Here is my preliminary school list. I am planning on applying to about 30 schools.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Drexel University College of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Harvard Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine


I would truly appreciate some help in deciding which schools to add, keep, or remove. Also wondering if this list is too top heavy? Do I even have a chance at a Top 20? Thank you.
 

Faha

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You have several state public schools that accept very few non residents with a MCAT of 510 and no connection to the state ( U Washington accepts less than 1% of applicants who are not from states in the Northwest). You also have several reaches. I suggest these schools with your stats:
U Florida
Florida State
Central Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Miami
USF Morsani
NOVA MD
Boston University
Tufts
Dartmouth
Quinnipiac
Hofstra
Einstein
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
George Washington
Georgetown
Tulane
TCU-UNT
Creighton
St. Louis
Loyola
Oakland Beaumont
Loma Linda
Kaiser
UCLA Drew
 
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Dec 16, 2019
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Would the fact that I am URM and have a 4.0 help me with a Top 20, or is it hopeless with my MCAT?
 
Dec 16, 2019
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Many schools do not consider Cubans UiM. You may want to check websites or email them.
Language skills are always appreciated, though!
Oh ok, I did not know this. Thank you. Do you have any school recommendations (apart from those suggested by Faha)?
 

Goro

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Status
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Stats:
cGPA: 4.0 sGPA: 4.0
MCAT: 510

State: FL

URM: Hispanic (Cuban, fluent in Spanish, also applying as disadvantaged)

Clinical Experience: 1,900 hours (1,250 scribing and 650 volunteering)

Research Experience: 200 hours (2 semester with one poster presentation, no publications)

Shadowing Experience: 475 hours (2 different cardiologists, one served as many patient's PCP)

Non-Clinical Volunteering: 300 hours (renovating and interacting with underserved communities, and cooking, cleaning, and gardening at senior care facility)

Other EC:
Server at restaurant: 2000 hours
Learning assistant for chemistry and calculus: 560 hours
Undergraduate laboratory teaching assistant (I teach lab for chemistry I and II): 1500 hours
Member of pre-med fraternity

Here is my preliminary school list. I am planning on applying to about 30 schools.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Drexel University College of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Florida State University College of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Harvard Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

UCLA/Drew Medical Education Program

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

University of Michigan Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Yale School of Medicine


I would truly appreciate some help in deciding which schools to add, keep, or remove. Also wondering if this list is too top heavy? Do I even have a chance at a Top 20? Thank you.
Here is a more realistic list:
Rochester (maybe)
Emory
U CO
Tufts
U WI
U VM
George Washington
Georgetown
SLU
Albany
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wayne State
Wake Forest
Netter
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Oakland-B
Seton Hall
TCU/UNT
ALL FL schools

Any DO program. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.
 
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