Your MCAT and GPA are solid. How many clinical hours would you say you had (scribing and your clinical volunteering combined)? One area I would work on is your non-clinical volunteering helping people less fortunate than yourself (ex. soup kitchens).So I was referred by my friend to this forum and this is just a summary of everything I've done as a premed. I plan to apply in the spring of 2021, and I am currently a senior expecting to graduate in the spring of 2021.
MCAT: Took it last summer, 1 attempt: 515
Work: I worked for 2 years at my school's financial aid office. I worked a year at CVS as a pharmacy tech., and I worked 2 months at a clinic as a medical scribe. Unfortunately, the clinic shut down so I only worked for 2 months. I am currently looking for work.
Research: I am in a hospital program that allows me to conduct clinical research, quality improvement research, as well as shadowing physicians in the ED, and any other specialty I want. It's an enriching program and I hope to get published by next year. I may also engage in neuro research next summer, but this is still not confirmed.
Volunteering: I volunteered at the hospital ED for a little over 100 hours, I have approximately 150 hours of non-clinical hours from different organizations. I am also a Co-founder of a club that is focused on helping at-risk students increase their test scores. However, the club president wasn't able to work due to health issues and COVID shut down our projects within schools. So I worked with a different club as a treasurer tutoring kids through zoom.
Hobbies: I play guitar and I have been playing for 3 years. I am 100% self-taught and it's a hobby more than anything else. I also play a little piano as well. I also have a black belt in taekwondo but I got it back in high school, and I stopped back then.
What should I be spending these next 6 months doing until applications open? Am I all set to apply next May and have a high chance of getting in?