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Engineering Major applying in current cycle

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by BearEMT, 09.18.14.

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  1. BearEMT

    BearEMT

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    Howdy SDN'ers,

    I, like many of you, am currently sitting around waiting to hear back from med schools. I am currently trying to decide whether I should start looking at applying to grad schools as well as med schools just in case all doesn't go as planned in the next few weeks/months. I would very much appreciate your opinions on whether that would be a waste of time or something I should be seriously considering.

    I am an engineering major, and unfortunately I have the GPA to show it. I am hoping med schools will take the difficulty of engineering into consideration when reviewing my app.

    cGPA: 3.59 (TMDSAS)
    BCPM GPA: 3.32 (TMDSAS)
    MCAT: 33 (11 PS/ 11 BS/ 11 VR)

    I am a Texas resident from a medically underserved community of <2000 people.

    Shadowing:
    210 hours with rural surgeon/hospitalist/PCP (one doc who did it all in a small town)
    30 hours with anesthesiologist and residents at VA hospital
    Some shadowing during summer research internship at MD Anderson
    Interacted with ER docs during EMT-B school

    Research:
    Summer internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Worked as part of a team to isolate a novel mycobacteriophage and annotated its genome for a class

    Other:
    I am a nationally/state registered EMT-B. I have never held a paying job as an EMT but I am the head of the on-campus First Aid Service Team at my university.

    Various other community service activities

    I am applying to all Texas schools and currently have an II from TCOM. It is also worth noting that my app was sent a bit on the late side; I submitted on 8/15.

    Thanks in advance, and good luck to all who are waiting.
     
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