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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by survive5, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. survive5

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone can take a look at my school list.
    Some of my backgroud: nontraditional applicant, lizzyM>75, strong research, ok clinical and EC, CT resident.
    For family reasons, I need to stay within/close to Connecticut. Here's the list of schools in my mind:

    Yale
    UConn
    Quinnipiac
    Tufts
    Columbia
    Cornell
    NYU
    Brown
    Dartmouth
    Albert Einstein
    Mount Sinai

    Any suggestion would be appreciated!
     
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  2. Krabbeman

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    Sorry, could you elaborate on LizzyM>75?
     
  3. survive5

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    Of course. I have a 38 MCAT and a 3.8 GPA. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Alkaloid

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    Don't know how close you have to be but you could add:
    University of Vermont
    NYMC
    Philly schools
     
  5. survive5

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    Thank you! I hope it is within driving distance so that I can come home on weekends.
     
  6. Krabbeman

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    and you need to stay in the NE you say? no flexibility there? how far from home are you willing to go?
     
  7. steelersfan1243

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    Sorry it doesnt. Could you provide more significant figures?
     
  8. Krabbeman

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    lol more sig figs?
     
  9. survive5

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    lol
     
  10. survive5

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    I would love to stay in Connecticut, but we only have three schools here. I wish I can at least come home on weekends.
     
  11. scout1992

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    What about BU, Harvard, and UMass? This is the first year UMass is accepting OOS for MD so there's not any data on those admissions yet, but it sounds like you have a strong app and it would be worth a shot!
     
  12. survive5

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    Thanks for the info! I crossed off UMass coz I thought they don't take OOS. And Harvard might be out of my league. ..
     
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    If you have Tufts, add BU. If you are willing to go to PA, add UPitt. Add Rochester. Add Albany as well, but you might be overshooting.
     
  14. Krabbeman

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    have you thought about Harvard? You're well above their median MCAT, your GPA is a tad low, but its worth a shot for such a school. Plus its close to home for you.

    You are also at the median for MCAT and GPA at U Penn, which is close to home.

    I would add Pitt perhaps

    You have a great shot at Boston U

    U of Rochester might be a bit far... but you could think about it
     
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    Just numbers wise, you could really apply to any school you want to. Harvard is a crap shoot for everyone, so there isn't any harm in applying there if you're limited by region. Aside from numbers, do you have volunteering experience and leadership experience? I see you have some clinical and research experience, which is great.
     
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  16. survive5

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    Thanks a lot!
     
  17. survive5

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    I figure Harvard might be out of my league, but, hey, there's no harm trying. Thanks.
     
  18. Krabbeman

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    Their median matriculate has a 36 last year. Their median gpa was a 3.92. So you definitely have a shot. No one applies there expecting to get in. But don't short change yourself. You could go top 10
     
  19. survive5

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    I have some hospital volunteering / shadowing / scribe experience, but nothing WOW. I have a solid research backgound as I have a Ph.D, but I'm afraid it might work against me as lots of schools are not research oriented.
     
  20. Krabbeman

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    if you have a Ph.D definitely apply to Harvard
     
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    I empathize with the 27-29ers (or for that matter the 32-34ers) who must feel crushed by the weight of all these high numbers. Certainly seems like a lot more than 1-2% are 3.8, 37+. They just keep falling in here like leaves off trees.
     
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  22. Nietzschelover

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    I think you will be safe staying within a decent radius of your CT home, but on another note, how have you been here since 2012 and don't know where to post your WAMC???
     
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  23. survive5

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    It is nice to hear you say so.
     
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    PhD with 38 MCAT and 3.8 GPA.

    Stop it SDN.
     
  25. survive5

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    I'm not a regular here, and not quite sure what WAMC is. Did I post in the wrong place?
     
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    Haha, no worries for me, but still, 3.8+, 38, and Ph.D. and not sure how to use the site?
     
  28. survive5

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    Oh well, PhDs usually specialize in a veeeeery small field.
     
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    Here to help. Good luck!
     
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    BU, Harvard, Hofstra.
     

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