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Chances? Suggestions on where to apply?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by mcatqueen, Sep 20, 2014.

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  1. mcatqueen

    mcatqueen

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    Hi! I am applying this cycle and would appreciate any feedback as to where I should apply OOS.
    Majors: Biology, B.S. and Chemistry, B.S.
    Minor: Mathematics
    GPA: 3.979 BCPM: 3.8687
    MCAT: 31 (9-PS/11-VR/11-BS)
    NC Resident
    non-URM

    Volunteer Activities: health clinic and Salvation Army
    Work: tutoring
    Research: Conducted research under two separate P.I.'s at my university (biology and chemistry) and completed a research program at a local medical school
    Shadowing: at local hospital and a doctor's office

    For sure applying to all the in-state schools, except for Duke (I doubt that Duke would accept me). Any suggestions??
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Have you purchased the MSAR?
     
  4. mcatqueen

    mcatqueen

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    Yes, I just would like someone's input and only want to apply to schools that I have a chance at.
    I am considering the SC schools, since they do accept ~15% OOS and my score is above their averages, but I am not sure if the few students they do accept just have very high MCAT scores. Even though my MCAT score is above 30, I still feel bad about it. I'm also not sure if I would be screened out since my PS score is only a 9.
     
  5. mcatqueen

    mcatqueen

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    My OOS list so far:
    South Carolina- Columbia
    South Carolina- Greenville
    MUSC
    Eastern Virginia
    West Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth
    Drexel
    Albany
    Jefferson
    Penn State
    Marshall-Edwards
    Buffalo
    Florida Atlantic University- Schmidt
    Temple
    Quinnipiac-Frank Netter

    Are there any schools I should add or remove from the list?
     
  6. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    You have a dozen schools that might interview you. That should be enough.
     
  7. mcatqueen

    mcatqueen

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  8. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Gor suggests


    Eastern Virginia
    West Virginia
    Virginia Commonwealth
    Drexel
    Albany
    Jefferson
    Penn State
    Marshall-Edwards
    Florida Atlantic University- Schmidt
    Temple
    Quinnipiac-Frank Netter
    All other new MD schools except Hofstra and Va Tech
    Temple
    NYMC
    Creighton
    Rosy F
    Rush
    Tufts
    Wake Forest
    Penn State
    Creighton
    Tulane
    UMiami
    Loma Linda (but read their list of don'ts)
    UNC
    East Carolina/Brody
    CampbellCOM (it's in your backyard, after all) and any other DO program.
     
  9. mcatqueen

    mcatqueen

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    Thank you Goro!!
     

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