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Engineering Major applying in current cycle

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by BearEMT, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. BearEMT


    Sep 18, 2014
    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.

    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

    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

    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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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Moderator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    Alta California
    You look good for TX.

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