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cGPA: 3.4, sGPA: 3.0, MCAT: 35

andonemake

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    Hi all, thanks for reading. Could you please give me some general feedback/chances and perhaps list some suggested schools? Application is for this cycle.

    cGPA: 3.4 sGPA: 3.0 MCAT: 35

    CT resident, student at top-25 school

    -Volunteered in ER (150 hours)
    -Volunteered as an EMT in an ALS service (400 hours)
    -Research assistant for medication use in a hospital over summer
    -Shadowing in ER, OR, ICU (15 hours each)
    -Intern at global health NGO doing research/analysis work
    -Worked as a CPR/First aid instructor

    -Club sports athlete (25 hours per week)
    -Student Government position

    Strong PS and LOR's from 2 science prof, 2 non-science prof, and supervisors

    Thanks again for reading. What are your realistic thoughts?
     

    Dbate

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      Hi all, thanks for reading. Could you please give me some general feedback/chances and perhaps list some suggested schools? Application is for this cycle.

      cGPA: 3.4 sGPA: 3.0 MCAT: 35

      CT resident, student at top-25 school

      -Volunteered in ER (150 hours)
      -Volunteered as an EMT in an ALS service (400 hours)
      -Research assistant for medication use in a hospital over summer
      -Shadowing in ER, OR, ICU (15 hours each)
      -Intern at global health NGO doing research/analysis work
      -Worked as a CPR/First aid instructor

      -Club sports athlete (25 hours per week)
      -Student Government position

      Strong PS and LOR's from 2 science prof, 2 non-science prof, and supervisors

      Thanks again for reading. What are your realistic thoughts?


      You should get a hold of MSAR and target schools that tend to favor MCAT over GPA or schools where your MCAT is substantially above the mean.

      A few schools come to mind:

      Tulane
      Drexel
      Rush
      Albany Medical College
      GWU (higher gpa, but lower mcat)


      Just to be safe (because of the low sGPA), I would also recommend applying to some DO schools.
       

      Goro

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        Concur strongly. Also try Quinnipac, Hofstra, Temple, Rosy Franklin, NYMC, Creighton, and definitely U Conn, and the state schools neighboring CT. Your nice MCAT score might get you some love from SUNY Upstate and Buffalo, for example. U MA I'm more doubtful on.

        You should get a hold of MSAR and target schools that tend to favor MCAT over GPA or schools where your MCAT is substantially above the mean.

        A few schools come to mind:

        Tulane
        Drexel
        Rush
        Albany Medical College
        GWU (higher gpa, but lower mcat)


        Just to be safe (because of the low sGPA), I would also recommend applying to some DO schools.
         
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        Pigglyjuff

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          Thank you, I really appreciate your feedback. Do you think some type of Post-Bacc program is needed, or is it worth trying this cycle anyways?

          If you applied to Cincinnatti's, VCU, EVMS, Rosalind Franklin master's, I think you would have an excellent shot with your ECs and MCAT for at the bare minimum their respective schools. Without them you may get a few interviews. Perhaps try the Texas schools as well.
           
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