noahconstrictor

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Stats first:

3.4 cGPA, 3.7 sGPA. Grad. in '05 with a 3.2, and recently finished 46 hours post-bacc for my prerequisites getting a 3.9 (retaking a D in calculus explains the sGPA hit).

35 MCAT (14 PS, 11 VR, 10 BS -- wish i'd taken a physiology class, a bank of kidney questions killed me)

6 months full time research (still ongoing) and 2.5 years as a social worker at a psychiatric clinic (so, able to work closely with doctors but not necessarily "medical"). Some other small volunteering stuff.

Sorta non-trad. Here's my school list right now:

Baylor
Drexel, Temple, Jefferson in Phil.
GWU & Gtown in DC.
Tulane
Miami

Am I applying broadly enough? It's mostly a financial decision, combined with me thinking I'd literally die in the wrong climate and preferring urban areas. I'm also applying through TMDSAS. Any recommendations on schools that I really should be applying to but have omitted? Are any of the above going to not consider my app based on scores or residency?
 

camaras2480

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Stats first:

3.4 cGPA, 3.7 sGPA. Grad. in '05 with a 3.2, and recently finished 46 hours post-bacc for my prerequisites getting a 3.9 (retaking a D in calculus explains the sGPA hit).

35 MCAT (14 PS, 11 VR, 10 BS -- wish i'd taken a physiology class, a bank of kidney questions killed me)

6 months full time research (still ongoing) and 2.5 years as a social worker at a psychiatric clinic (so, able to work closely with doctors but not necessarily "medical"). Some other small volunteering stuff.

Sorta non-trad. Here's my school list right now:

Baylor
Drexel, Temple, Jefferson in Phil.
GWU & Gtown in DC.
Tulane
Miami

Am I applying broadly enough? It's mostly a financial decision, combined with me thinking I'd literally die in the wrong climate and preferring urban areas. I'm also applying through TMDSAS. Any recommendations on schools that I really should be applying to but have omitted? Are any of the above going to not consider my app based on scores or residency?
I think you have a good shot at all of the schools (including TMDSAS schools, assuming you are a TX resident) except Baylor. But still, apply, cuz they do have a quota for TX residents.

Your GPA is sorta on the lower end, bur your MCAT makes up for it at all the schools (again, except Baylor).

I think 14-15 schools is a good number for you, and you seem to be right around there.
 

canjosh

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I think your list is good. Maybe add Wake Forest, with the hope that your GPA is overshadowed by that MCAT score. But, there's nothing wrong with your current list, IMO.
 
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noahconstrictor

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Yeah, Baylor is a long shot. I'm only applying because I already work there (my research EC -- it may actually may be a detriment, who knows) and it's in-state.

Thanks!