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Applying this summer...chances?

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

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  1. premedJJ

    premedJJ

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    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))

    LOR:
    lab PI/professor
    neurobiology professor
    work boss

    Questions:
    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

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    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

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    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

    premedJJ

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    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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