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Stats: 503/514/cGPA 3.81/sGPA 3.66 (lower due to a few non-A grades in undergrad/Phi Beta Kappa from a T20 school
Background: CA resident, ORM, grew up in a house with financial issues, super non-traditional post-bacc career changer
Research: I've submitted a publication as 1st author to a reputable journal and am working on a second manuscript
ECs: good volunteering, diverse work experience

I got my second MCAT score on July 30 and applied to schools straight away. I'm nearly done with all of my secondaries (waiting for my friend to finish editing the last few), but my anxiety is kicking in and I'm wondering if there are any schools that I should consider applying to. I don't have unlimited resources, so I'd have to be selective about which schools to add. Ideally, I'd love to stay in CA (or as close to possible).

I definitely have some HUGE reaches on my list that I probably shouldn't have applied to, and I also have a bunch of low yield schools. I was pretty flustered when I made my school list, because I wasn't anticipating such a large MCAT score increase.

Are there any schools you think I should add, or do you think I should just hold tight and pray for II? Thank you in advance!

Harvard
UCLA - Secondary
UCI - Secondary
UCD (still waiting for a secondary or R)
UCSD - Secondary
UCSF (still waiting for a secondary or R)
CA Northstate
California University School of Medicine and Science
Stanford
USC
Kaiser
Tulane
Dartmouth
University of Arizona - Phoenix
University of Arizona - Tucson
Rosalind Franklin
New York Medical College
Temple
Jefferson
George Washington
Georgetown
Nova Southeastern MD
Albert Einstein
Wake Forest
Miami
Tufts
Quinnipiac
Columbia
Brown??

@Faha gives out good school lists.
 
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Stanford, Columbia and Brown are reaches with your stats. You could add these schools:
Vermont
Albany
Hofstra
Seton Hall
Drexel
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Oakland Beaumont
Western Michigan
Wayne State
Loyola
St. Louis
Creighton
TCU-UNT
 
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Stanford, Columbia and Brown are reaches with your stats. You could add these schools:
Vermont
Albany
Hofstra
Seton Hall
Drexel
Eastern Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth
Oakland Beaumont
Western Michigan
Wayne State
Loyola
St. Louis
Creighton
TCU-UNT
Thank you! I knew they were reaches, but for various reasons, I still felt compelled to apply. How many of these additional schools would you suggest I consider adding? Are there certain ones you recommend over others? @Goro - as @MemeLord raved about you, any other suggestions? Do you think I'll have a shot at a decent CA school? Thanks again!

Edit: Added @Goro
 
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Apply to all the ones I listed. You want to maximize your chances for interviews and it is difficult for CA residents to be accepted instate.
 
Apply to all the ones I listed. You want to maximize your chances for interviews and it is difficult for CA residents to be accepted instate.
Thanks! I definitely don't have the budget to apply to all of those. I guess I'll do some more research and pick and choose maybe a few out of that list.

@Faha - thank you again for taking the time to help me with this. I REALLY appreciate it. If I add a few more (2-3 due to budget constraints), do you think I have a decent shot at getting some interviews? Thank you!
 
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Stats: 503/514/cGPA 3.81/sGPA 3.66 (lower due to a few non-A grades in undergrad/Phi Beta Kappa from a T20 school
Background: CA resident, ORM, grew up in a house with financial issues, super non-traditional post-bacc career changer
Research: I've submitted a publication as 1st author to a reputable journal and am working on a second manuscript
ECs: good volunteering, diverse work experience

I got my second MCAT score on July 30 and applied to schools straight away. I'm nearly done with all of my secondaries (waiting for my friend to finish editing the last few), but my anxiety is kicking in and I'm wondering if there are any schools that I should consider applying to. I don't have unlimited resources, so I'd have to be selective about which schools to add. Ideally, I'd love to stay in CA (or as close to possible).

I definitely have some HUGE reaches on my list that I probably shouldn't have applied to, and I also have a bunch of low yield schools. I was pretty flustered when I made my school list, because I wasn't anticipating such a large MCAT score increase.

Are there any schools you think I should add, or do you think I should just hold tight and pray for II? Thank you in advance!

Harvard
UCLA - Secondary
UCI - Secondary
UCD (still waiting for a secondary or R)
UCSD - Secondary
UCSF (still waiting for a secondary or R)
CA Northstate
California University School of Medicine and Science
Stanford
USC
Kaiser
Tulane
Dartmouth
University of Arizona - Phoenix
University of Arizona - Tucson
Rosalind Franklin
New York Medical College
Temple
Jefferson
George Washington
Georgetown
Nova Southeastern MD
Albert Einstein
Wake Forest
Miami
Tufts
Quinnipiac
Columbia
Brown??
I suggest:
Rochester
Albert Einstein (mayb)
Emory
UCF (maybe)
Pitt (maybe)
U IA
U Toledo
U VM
Miami
Tufts
George Washington
Georgetown
SLU
Albany
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wayne State
Wake Forest
Netter
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Oakland-B
Seton Hall
Nova MD
TCU/UNT
CUSM
Kaiser
UCD
UCI
UCR IF you're from the Inland Empire
Any DO program. I can't recommend Touro-NY, Nova, Wm Carey, LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CalHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites.
 
I suggest:
Rochester
Albert Einstein (mayb)
Emory
UCF (maybe)
Pitt (maybe)
U IA
U Toledo
U VM
Miami
Tufts
George Washington
Georgetown
SLU
Albany
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wayne State
Wake Forest
Netter
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
Oakland-B
Seton Hall
Nova MD
TCU/UNT
CUSM
Kaiser
UCD
UCI
UCR IF you're from the Inland Empire
Any DO program. I can't recommend Touro-NY, Nova, Wm Carey, LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CalHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites.
Thank you so much! It looks like I’ve applied to a bunch of these already. Between the two lists, I think I will add a few more for peace of mind. Thank you both for taking the time to help me with this!
 
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