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Year in school: White Male, Graduated Spring 2017
Country/state of residence: MD (western)
Languages: English, Spanish Schools to which you are applying: University of Maryland, West Virginia University, Penn State, Marshall, University of Louisville, Arizona Tucson and Phoenix, Central Michigan, Oakland University William Beaumont, VCU
Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Science GPA: 4.0 MCAT Scores: 507 (125/127/127/128)
Research: None Volunteering (clinical): 224 hours in an emergency clinic in Ecuador Physician shadowing: 35 Hours with cardiothoracic surgeon as well as the hours in Ecuador
Non-clinical volunteering: None
Extracurricular activities: Division III tennis, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, golf Employment history: Scribe 2 years, University Bookstore 3 years, Paid college tutor 3 years, Tennis instructor 1 summer, Middle School Spanish teacher for my gap year this year.
Immediate family members in medicine?: N
Specialty of interest: Unsure
Interest in rural health: Y

I feel like I may have messed up and not applied to some private schools I didn't know about. Can anyone offer me advice? Is it too late to add a school? Thanks for the help in advance!
 

Faha

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You could add more schools at this time such as:
GW
Georgetown
Quinnipiac
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
New York Medical College
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton
 
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You could add more schools at this time such as:
GW
Georgetown
Quinnipiac
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
New York Medical College
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton
Thanks for the very quick response. In your opinion would it be worth adding these schools considering the time and being tight on money? Also which schools would I have the best chances out of this list
 
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Faha

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You would be better off to apply to all the schools I listed but not submit the secondaries for Louisville, Arizona and Central Michigan since those are state public schools that accept very few non residents with your MCAT score. You have a chance for all the schools I listed but Georgetown is the most competitive because of the large number of applications they receive.
 

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Year in school: White Male, Graduated Spring 2017
Country/state of residence: MD (western)
Languages: English, Spanish Schools to which you are applying: University of Maryland, West Virginia University, Penn State, Marshall, University of Louisville, Arizona Tucson and Phoenix, Central Michigan, Oakland University William Beaumont, VCU
Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Science GPA: 4.0 MCAT Scores: 507 (125/127/127/128)
Research: None Volunteering (clinical): 224 hours in an emergency clinic in Ecuador Physician shadowing: 35 Hours with cardiothoracic surgeon as well as the hours in Ecuador
Non-clinical volunteering: None
Extracurricular activities: Division III tennis, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, golf Employment history: Scribe 2 years, University Bookstore 3 years, Paid college tutor 3 years, Tennis instructor 1 summer, Middle School Spanish teacher for my gap year this year.
Immediate family members in medicine?: N
Specialty of interest: Unsure
Interest in rural health: Y

I feel like I may have messed up and not applied to some private schools I didn't know about. Can anyone offer me advice? Is it too late to add a school? Thanks for the help in advance!
It's not too late, and the other poster provides a good school list.

I think you have a solid shot at PSU for what its worth!
 
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@workaholic181 Thank you for your response, I actually just paid to submit my primary to all of these places and I completed one secondary at St. Louis so far. Working on Georgetown. And Hershey, PA is a beautiful campus, I'd love to go there.
 

Goro

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Year in school: White Male, Graduated Spring 2017
Country/state of residence: MD (western)
Languages: English, Spanish Schools to which you are applying: University of Maryland, West Virginia University, Penn State, Marshall, University of Louisville, Arizona Tucson and Phoenix, Central Michigan, Oakland University William Beaumont, VCU
Cumulative GPA: 4.0 Science GPA: 4.0 MCAT Scores: 507 (125/127/127/128)
Research: None Volunteering (clinical): 224 hours in an emergency clinic in Ecuador Physician shadowing: 35 Hours with cardiothoracic surgeon as well as the hours in Ecuador
Non-clinical volunteering: None
Extracurricular activities: Division III tennis, ultimate frisbee, table tennis, golf Employment history: Scribe 2 years, University Bookstore 3 years, Paid college tutor 3 years, Tennis instructor 1 summer, Middle School Spanish teacher for my gap year this year.
Immediate family members in medicine?: N
Specialty of interest: Unsure
Interest in rural health: Y

I feel like I may have messed up and not applied to some private schools I didn't know about. Can anyone offer me advice? Is it too late to add a school? Thanks for the help in advance!
These are the schools I would recommend:


Temple
Jefferson
Drexel
EVMS
Rosy Franklin
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Loyola
WVU
Rush
MCW
SLU
Creighton
Albany
NYMC
VCU
Tulane
U VM
Oakland-B
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Netter
Gtown
GWU
Your state school(s).
Any DO school. I can't recommend Touro-NY, or LUCOM, for different reasons


EDIT: Lack of non-clinical volunteering is going to hurt. Medicine is a service profession., You need to show off your altruism. And is the Ecuador trip yout only clincial exposure? If so, that's going to hurt 2x...it will be viewed as medical tourism, and you have yet to domesontrate that you know what you're getting into.
 
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These are the schools I would recommend:


Temple
Jefferson
Drexel
EVMS
Rosy Franklin
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Loyola
WVU
Rush
MCW
SLU
Creighton
Albany
NYMC
VCU
Tulane
U VM
Oakland-B
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Netter
Gtown
GWU
Your state school(s).
Any DO school. I can't recommend Touro-NY, or LUCOM, for different reasons


EDIT: Lack of non-clinical volunteering is going to hurt. Medicine is a service profession., You need to show off your altruism. And is the Ecuador trip yout only clincial exposure? If so, that's going to hurt 2x...it will be viewed as medical tourism, and you have yet to domesontrate that you know what you're getting into.
Well I agree that I could have more volunteering, but I disagree about not knowing about what I am getting into. I think you skipped over the scribe part, 3700 hours as a scribe is enough to know what I would be getting into as an ER doc imo, I wasn't very clear with this post though so that's my fault. I have done non-clinical volunteering, but it was mostly in high school when I had a lot of time. In college, I was paying for my education and worked 35 hours per week so most of the things I did were paid. I went to Ecuador specifically to volunteer, not as medical tourism. I had clinical exposure of about 40 hours in cardiology as well, it was half surgical half clinical.
 
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@Goro My updated schools that I have applied to are:
University of Maryland
West Virginia University
Penn State
Marshall
University of Louisville
Arizona Tucson and Phoenix
Central Michigan
Oakland University William Beaumont
VCU
GW
Georgetown
Quinnipiac
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
New York Medical College
Rosalind Franklin
St. Louis
Creighton

I'm not religious so no loyola or loma linda. Service is light so no rush.
How beneficial would adding EVMS, MCW, Albany, Tulane, and UVM be at this time?
 

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Arizona Tucson and Phoenix
Central Michigan


Donations, alas.


I'm not religious so no loyola or loma linda. Service is light so no rush.
How beneficial would adding EVMS, MCW, Albany, Tulane, and UVM be at this time?


Might be worth adding EVMS, MCW and Albany.
 
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