Aug 12, 2016
6
6
Hi,

I have never used this site before, but as I have finished all of my secondaries I was wondering if I could please get some realistic feedback going into the interview season while waiting for interview invitations. Any feedback on my list? *I have already received 2 interviews as of August 12th.

FL Resident.

GPA: 4.00
MCAT: 32ish (I say -ish for confidentiality)
Extracurriculars:
200+ hours of shadowing
300+ hours clinical volunteering
1000+ hours non-clinical volunteering
200+ hours shadowing multiple specialties
1600+ hours medical research (Poster upcoming, looking forward to continuing).
Numerous leadership positions (I loved college and was passionate about the things that I decided to do).
Several other long-term extracurriculars (academic and non-academic) that I enjoyed.
Strong recommendations from professionals that know me very well. (7 total I believe)

Note: I recognize that I have 6 or so "reach" schools, and I applied already knowing that (you only apply once, hopefully!). I selected most schools based on my interests and their respective opportunities. I do not really want to add more schools at this point.

Completed Application List:
FIU
Miami
Georgetown
Emory
Upenn
UCF
Mayo
Temple
UNC
JHU
UF
Tulane
Harvard
WVU
USF
Duke
Louisville
EVMS
VCU
FSU
Wake
FAU
UAB

I hope I provided enough information while attempting to remain anonymous. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
53,651
78,916
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
Harvard, JHU, U Penn, and UNC will be a donation.

I suggest:

U VM

Duke (maybe)

Case (maybe)

Mayo (maybe)

St. Louis

Albany

Albert Einstein

Rochester

Rush (note: very service/experience oriented with a 150hr service requirement. Avg student has 800 hours of community service, and >1800 hours of health care exposure.)

Rosy Franklin

BU

MCW

Hofstra

NYMC

VCU

EVMS

Wake Forest

Jefferson

Temple

Drexel

Creighton

George Washington

Emory

USC/Keck

Tulane

Dartmouth

Loyola

Any new MD school. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools. I can't recommend CNU.

ALL FL schools

Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Any DO program, starting with Nova and LECOM-B


MCAT = 31 [509-510]


Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Rochester
Rush (note: very service/experience oriented with a 150hr service requirement. Avg student has 800 hours of community service, and >1800 hours of health care exposure.)

Rosy Franklin
NYMC

MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola

Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Any new MD school, except Hofstra and Central MI, FIU, FAU and UCF. I can't recommend CNU.

Any DO program.
Your state school.


Hi,

I have never used this site before, but as I have finished all of my secondaries I was wondering if I could please get some realistic feedback going into the interview season while waiting for interview invitations. Any feedback on my list? *I have already received 2 interviews as of August 12th.

FL Resident.

GPA: 4.00
MCAT: 32ish (I say -ish for confidentiality)
Extracurriculars:
200+ hours of shadowing
300+ hours clinical volunteering
1000+ hours non-clinical volunteering
200+ hours shadowing multiple specialties
1600+ hours medical research (Poster upcoming, looking forward to continuing).
Numerous leadership positions (I loved college and was passionate about the things that I decided to do).
Several other long-term extracurriculars (academic and non-academic) that I enjoyed.
Strong recommendations from professionals that know me very well. (7 total I believe)

Note: I recognize that I have 6 or so "reach" schools, and I applied already knowing that (you only apply once, hopefully!). I selected most schools based on my interests and their respective opportunities. I do not really want to add more schools at this point.

Completed Application List:
FIU
Miami
Georgetown
Emory
Upenn
UCF
Mayo
Temple
UNC
JHU
UF
Tulane
Harvard
WVU
USF
Duke
Louisville
EVMS
VCU
FSU
Wake
FAU
UAB

I hope I provided enough information while attempting to remain anonymous. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
 
OP
S
Aug 12, 2016
6
6
Harvard, JHU, U Penn, and UNC will be a donation.

I suggest:

U VM

Duke (maybe)

Case (maybe)

Mayo (maybe)

St. Louis

Albany

Albert Einstein

Rochester

Rush (note: very service/experience oriented with a 150hr service requirement. Avg student has 800 hours of community service, and >1800 hours of health care exposure.)

Rosy Franklin

BU

MCW

Hofstra

NYMC

VCU

EVMS

Wake Forest

Jefferson

Temple

Drexel

Creighton

George Washington

Emory

USC/Keck

Tulane

Dartmouth

Loyola

Any new MD school. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools. I can't recommend CNU.

ALL FL schools

Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Any DO program, starting with Nova and LECOM-B


MCAT = 31 [509-510]


Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Rochester
Rush (note: very service/experience oriented with a 150hr service requirement. Avg student has 800 hours of community service, and >1800 hours of health care exposure.)

Rosy Franklin
NYMC

MCW
VCU
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
Loyola

Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)

Any new MD school, except Hofstra and Central MI, FIU, FAU and UCF. I can't recommend CNU.

Any DO program.
Your state school.
Thank you very much for the feedback! I appreciate it. Could you please share with me, why not FIU, FAU, and UCF? I actually already received an interview at one of those three.
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
53,651
78,916
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
That's a cut and paste thing. My error. The warning only applies to non-Floridians. Change it to Oakland B and Hofstra.


Thank you very much for the feedback! I appreciate it. Could you please share with me, why not FIU, FAU, and UCF? I actually already received an interview at one of those three.
 
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Kevin SM

Probationary Status
Feb 29, 2016
40
9
Status
Pre-Medical
Harvard, JHU, U Penn, and UNC will be a donation.

I suggest:

U VM

Duke (maybe)

Case (maybe)

Mayo (maybe)
Just curious, why do you suggest Duke but say that Harvard, JHU would be a donation? Duke's almost as competitive isn't it?
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
53,651
78,916
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
Duke is slightly less competitive than Harvard. You more in striking distance for the former.