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Chances/Number of Schools Help!!

Choboy

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    So I applied last cycle to 8 schools (NYMC, Hershey, Jefferson, Temple, Drexel, Creighton, Albany, Loyola). I got interviews and wait listed at Hershey, Jefferson, and NYMC. At the time my cGPA was 3.6 and sGPA was 3.43. I also submitted my primary in late August and had my secondaries in by mid-October.

    I am applying again this cycle in June and I have gotten my cGPA to 3.71 and sGPA to 3.57. My ECs are basically the same: 2 years of research, 1 year of ER volunteering, 2 club officer positions, shadowing for ~40 hours, etc.

    I have taken the MCAT twice. The first time I got a 27R (8B, 9P, 10 R) and the second time I got a 34Q (12B, 11P, 11R). The first test was in May and the second one was mid-August, its the main reason I applied later.

    I am definitely applying to more schools this cycle and earlier but I was wondering how many schools I should apply to. I was thinking of ~15-20 MD and about 5 DO schools. I was thinking if this would be too little. I have a list below and would appreciate any input.

    I have Pennsylvania residency.

    MD Schools:
    Drexel
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Hershey
    New York Medical College
    Creighton
    Jefferson
    University of Michigan
    University of Pittsburgh
    Georgetown
    George Washington
    Tulane
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    Commonwealth Medical College
    Rosalind Franklin
    Eastern Virginia Medical School

    DO schools
    LECOM
    PCOM
    CCOM
     
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    SFU

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      Since you got interviews and waitlists last cycle, with your improvements in GPA you stand a better chance, especially at the schools you already got waitlisted for - emphasis your improvment to them.
       
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        Sounds like a good number. Make sure to apply as soon as possible!


        So I applied last cycle to 8 schools (NYMC, Hershey, Jefferson, Temple, Drexel, Creighton, Albany, Loyola). I got interviews and wait listed at Hershey, Jefferson, and NYMC. At the time my cGPA was 3.6 and sGPA was 3.43. I also submitted my primary in late August and had my secondaries in by mid-October.

        I am applying again this cycle in June and I have gotten my cGPA to 3.71 and sGPA to 3.57. My ECs are basically the same: 2 years of research, 1 year of ER volunteering, 2 club officer positions, shadowing for ~40 hours, etc.

        I have taken the MCAT twice. The first time I got a 27R (8B, 9P, 10 R) and the second time I got a 34Q (12B, 11P, 11R). The first test was in May and the second one was mid-August, its the main reason I applied later.

        I am definitely applying to more schools this cycle and earlier but I was wondering how many schools I should apply to. I was thinking of ~15-20 MD and about 5 DO schools. I was thinking if this would be too little.
         
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