Chance Me

Aug 8, 2017
  1. Pre-Medical
    524 MCAT (131/131/130/132)
    3.90 cGPA, 3.95 sGPA from Large State School
    Physics Math Double Major, Stats Minor - Lots of classes in other areas. Didn't decide on medicine until junior year
    1 Publication biophysics
    1 Publication astrophysics
    White Male, from rural area
    40 Hours Hospital Volunteering
    No Real Shadowing experience (will get some this year before applying)
    Major Leadership Role in large environmentalist group, lots of volunteer hours with that

    I'll be taking a gap year since I was not ready to apply this summer, but I will be graduating in the spring and apply next summer.

    What are my chances of getting in to some nicer places (i.e. Cleveland Clinic LCM or Emory)
    and what should I do to improve my resume?
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    Oct 9, 2016
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      Find some clinical experience like in a hospice, or helping children in a pediatric hospital. You can find a ton of opportunities on websites of hospitals or service websites.
      Find some shadowing, try like a week in 3 different specialties including family medicine. 5 or so hours a day for a week each = 75 hours of shadowing.
      You say you have a lot of normal volunteer experience so that's good, do you have any underprivileged volunteering?
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