Aug 17, 2017
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Hey All,

It is Aug 17, and I submitted my AMCAS primary app for verification on Aug 1. After a call to AMCAS, it sounds like it could still take as late as Sep. 1. Should I be worried about my chances?

Stats
B.S. in biology (graduated in 2017), 4.0 GPA, 514 MCAT, 4 years NCAA varsity soccer, 103 hrs shadowing, plenty volunteer work, and research experience (but no publications). This whole year I'm working full time as a medical scribe (taking a gap year)

I'm applying to 23 schools:
OSU, UTMC, Case Western, Cincinnati, Wright State, Georgetown, George Washington, U. of Maryland, Uniformed Services U., UMASS, Rutgers, Brown, Dartmouth, Wake Forest, Duke, UNC chapel hill, Rosalind Franklin, Mayo, Rush, Florida St., U. New Mexico, UCLA, and USC.

Should I apply to more schools since my application is late? It's likely that my application is verified by Aug. 25.

Thank you!

p.s. I know I messed up by submitting my primary so late. Can't go back now.
 

lpp06

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Sep 16, 2012
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Off the bat: You're not in too bad of a way, just make sure to turn around all secondaries within a few weeks. Pre writing helps.

Looking at your school list: New Mexico and Fl. State were poor choices as they accept VERY few out of state students. UCLA is an uphill battle based on residency, Rush has a huge service requirement (avg matriculant has >800 service hrs and >1000 clinical hours, if either of these aren't present in your app your chances are low here), Brown has a preference for their undergrads (about 30-40% of their class) and I would consider Duke a reach. If your comfortable with having 5-6 schools where chances are low regardless of when you submit your app. You could consider adding schools like St. Louis, Thomas Jefferson, Drexel, Temple, Quinnipiac, and NYMC
 
OP
Klondike the Polar Bear
Aug 17, 2017
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Yes I have. I included several schools based on their location. I get the sense that it's a bad idea to apply to any OOS public institutions. What would you suggest Toutie?
 

Toutie

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Apr 12, 2015
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You need to look at the IS/OOS matriculated data in the MSAR. Most, but not all, state schools have very few seats open for OOS. Private schools are usually a better option.
 

Siromas

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Aug 17, 2016
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Have your applications complete (secondaries submitted and all LORs in) at schools before labor day and you should be in good shape. I would suggest posting in WAMC for help with your school list.

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