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MD 4.0/516 - Critique my school list

catsandscrubs

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Hi all!!

I posted on here a couple of months ago and got some feedback on my school list, which I have updated since then. Please let me know if you think I need more safety OOS schools or if any of these schools should be removed/replaced. Thanks so much!

Submitted primary app 6/1
cGPA/sGPA: 4.0
MCAT: 516 (128, 127, 129, 132)
Undergrad: Biochemistry, full-ride to public CA state university, graduated in May 2019
Other: California, white female

Clinical Experience
- 5200 hours, paid ED scribing, additional 400 hrs (2 years) of leadership roles here
- 150 completed (+ 250 planned hours), hospice volunteering with patients

Research
- 750 hours, organic chem research. Presented 2 posters at a local conference and submitted a senior thesis

Non-clinical volunteering
- 120 total hours, various community events & chemistry peer tutoring

Shadowing
- 30 hours, interventional cardiology and neurosurgery

Leadership
- 150 hours, co-president of pre-med club x1 year
- 250 hours, Vice Chair of a Board of Directors relating to a few facilities on my campus x2 years. I led an oral presentation on our campaign strategies at a regional conference

Hobbies
- Taught myself piano during college

LoR's
- Committee letter, hospice volunteer coordinator, & one of the ED physicians I scribe for

School list - would like to apply to ~ 25
IS:

UC Davis
UCLA
UCSD
UCSF
UC Irvine
Keck USC
Stanford
California Northstate
California University of Science and Medicine
Kaiser

OOS:
Loyola
U Vermont
Georgetown
U Wisconsin (my step-sister is a PhD student here if that counts as a family tie to the school?)
Jefferson
Saint Louis
Einstein
Dartmouth
Brown
Hofstra
Cincinnati
Ohio State
Boston
Case Western
Mount Sinai
Cornell
Columbia

@Goro @Faha (& others!) I would appreciate your feedback if you have a chance!!
 
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I suggest

UC Davis
UCLA
UCSD
UCSF
UC Irvine
Keck USC
Stanford
California University of Science and Medicine
Kaiser
U Vermont
U CO
U Wisconsin
Jefferson
Saint Louis
Einstein
Dartmouth
Hofstra
Cincinnati
Ohio State
Boston
Case Western
Mount Sinai
Cornell
Columbia
Emory
 
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