Applicant from a Canadian university (dual citizen), need help

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May 10, 2020
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  • Year/School: Fourth year of undergrad/4
  • Country/state of residence: PA
  • Schools to which you are applying:
    • no clue
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.94
  • Science GPA: 3.88
  • MCAT Scores: 519 (130/129/131/129)
  • Research – include any abstracts/posters/publications and how you were credited (eg. First author, senior author, etc):
    • 5 publications in high-middle impact journals, 2 as second author and 1 as first author, 3 middle order
    • Planning to submit/publish 3 more by the end of June, second author
    • Ethics Board Reviewer for my city
  • Volunteering (clinical) – include hours/sites:
    • None (difficult in Canada)
  • Physician shadowing – include hours/specialties:
    • 30 hours in 2 specialties (difficult in Canada)
  • Non-clinical volunteering:
    • 300 Tutoring inner-city youth
  • Employment history:
    • Research Assistant in Pathology: 200 hours
    • Research Assistant in Anesthesia: 200 hours
  • Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): Y
  • General ECs:
    • University Senate
    • Varsity Athlete
    • President of various clubs
    • NGO Finance Chair and VP of another NGO
  • Specialty of interest: anesthesia
  • Graduate degrees: N
  • Interest in rural health (y/n): N
I understand I am very research heavy, and I would love if I could get directed to schools that favor research?


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Sep 15, 2012
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With no clinical experience and limited shadowing hours your chances for interviews are limited. You should accumulate 200+ hours of clinical volunteering or employment and another 20 hours of shadowing before you apply.
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