HELP: 35S MCAT, 3.8GPA, CA resident; what are some good OOS/backup to apply to?

imonaroil

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I'm a UCBerkeley student with 12P, 14B, 9V MCAT, 3.8 cGPA.
I plan to apply to all the UCs but I'm having trouble deciding which OOS to apply to. After hearing horror stories of not getting in, I'm really paranoid so I want to pick a good amount of OOS schools that are my level and backup schools too so it doesnt happen to me! Any suggestions???
 

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go buy an MSAR book. It will list all the medical schools and compare your stats to their averages of their matriculants to get a good idea of your competitiveness. after you've compiled a new list of schools, we'll be happy to give you some help. there are a lot of good schools out there that you haven't listed and would definitely be in line with your stats.
 
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Yeah, there's no point to us making suggestions when you would never want to move to the cold snowy north. You'd pretty much have a chance at most places if your activities reflect leadership potential.

Your pre-health advising office has a copy of the MSAR too, but it's ever so useful to have your own copy since you can't sign it out.
 

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Here's my list so far..

All UCs, USC, Mt Sinai, Cornell, UofM, UofWisconsin-Mad, Tufts, Ohio State, Jefferson, Dartmouth?, Michigan State, NYU, Northwestern, Yale, UPenn, Stony Brook, Columbia, UofPittsburgh, Case Western, Johns Hopkins?

I tried to go for all the categories: reach, my level, and backup..any other suggestions for OOS? Does this list look reasonable with my stats? Thanks:)
 

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Here's my list so far..

All UCs, USC, Mt Sinai, Cornell, UofM, UofWisconsin-Mad, Tufts, Ohio State, Jefferson, Dartmouth?, Michigan State, NYU, Northwestern, Yale, UPenn, Stony Brook, Columbia, UofPittsburgh, Case Western, Johns Hopkins?

I tried to go for all the categories: reach, my level, and backup..any other suggestions for OOS? Does this list look reasonable with my stats? Thanks:)
That list is really top heavy - there aren't many/any backups on it if UCs don't come through. You might want to take off Mich St (really really expensive OOS tuition) and Stony Brook (not many OOS, I think).

Some other OOS friendly schools or schools you might want to consider (I mixed in some prestige and good chances for you) - St Louis, Tulane, Vanderbilt, Miami, Emory, Wake Forest, UVA, VCU, Boston U, Georgetown, Penn St, Vermont, OHSU, WashU, Loyola, UChicago