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Applying this summer...chances?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by premedJJ, May 12, 2014.

  1. premedJJ


    May 12, 2014
    Hello all,

    Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer some feedback!

    3.9 GPA, 30 MCAT (10 PS, 8 VR, 12 BS) --> will be retaking them this summer

    Most prominent EC activities:
    ~250 hours volunteering at Children's Hospital, will be continuing this summer
    +various hours at various retirement homes during the school year
    ~250 hours research experience (non clinical)
    ~750 hours work experience (non clinical, manager position)
    ~35 hours shadowing (ER (17), cardiac bypass surgery (10), sports medicine (8))

    lab PI/professor
    neurobiology professor
    work boss

    What are my chances for getting into MD schools overall?
    Can anyone offer some suitable schools to apply to?
    Should I look into applying to DO schools this summer as well?

    Thank you!
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  3. BrawnsNBrain

    BrawnsNBrain Twitter: @BrawnsNBrain

    Apr 10, 2014
    I'd recommend more physician shadowing.

    I think you'll do fine this cycle if you apply now. Applications are already open and can be submitted first week of June. Apply both MD & DO if that's what your heart desires.
  4. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    You have a pretty good overall application, if you apply to a smart list of MD and DO programs, you should be able to get interviews. Utilize the MSAR or/and other people's WAMC posts with similar stats to start building a school list. You might want to shadow a bit more (the avg is 50hrs), and I would recommend doing so with a primary care physician if possible.

    If you get a better MCAT, you will open up even more options for MD programs.
  5. premedJJ


    May 12, 2014
    Thank you to both of you for your responses; I will set-up some more shadowing opportunities ASAP! Would the admissions board prefer shadowing the same physician multiple times to show commitment, or is it better to shadow a broad range to show that you've sampled the field?

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