Here's my info:
GPA: 4.0, science major, top 40 school
MCAT: 510 -- got freaked out during the exam
- Clinical: ~500 hours at 2 hospitals (surgical department + emergency department), direct patient contact.
- Non-clinical: ~200 hours (teaching)
Research: ~1000 hrs and counting -- currently working in a research lab, with a paper in preparation (middle author)
Many awards, including deparment's best graduating student.
Background: immigrant from a third-world country.
What are my chances and what schools should I aim for? (CA resident)
Thank you very much!!!!
The 25 seats (or so) that go to non UCR undergrads are designated for those with a validated commitment to serve the IE. That is the mandate and mission from UCR's benefactor. There are very few students at the medical school that have no demonstrable association to the IE.Are you from NorCal or SoCal??? If you are from southern california (not even necessarily inland empire, although that would be helpful) I would definitely try UCR. Your background seems like something they would like!