Help me with my list please :)

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All stats are how they are on my app, therefore my planned hours. Mainly need help with refining school list. What should I add or remove? Suggestions, recommendations, any comment is appreciated. Thank you!!!

Year in school: Junior

  • Country/state of residence: Ohio
  • Schools to which you are applying:

  1. Ohio University
  2. Lake Erie COM (Bradenton and Main)
  3. Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace COM?
  5. NOVA
  6. KYCOM

  1. Wright State University
  2. U Toledo
  4. U Cinci
  5. OSU
  6. Eastern Virginia Medical School
  7. Indiana U
  8. MC Wisconsin
  9. Penn State
  10. Temple U
  11. Drexel U
  12. Mich State U
  13. U of Louisville
  14. Tulane U
  15. Marshall U
  16. Wayne State U
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.54 (Very strong upward trend, junior year gpa is 3.9 and all were BCPM classes)
  • Science GPA: 3.47
  • MCAT Scores: N/A (COVID delays, realistic goal is a 510-512)
  • Research – include any abstracts/posters/publications and how you were credited (eg. First author, senior author, etc): 150 hours in small neuro lab, on 1 abstract as third author. Would have more but can't be in lab because of COVID.
  • Volunteering (clinical) – include hours/sites: 350 hours direct patient contact with elderly patients at local hospital. Received award from hospital for volunteering excellence. Been with this org for about 2 years. Again, hours would be higher, but covid.
  • Physician shadowing – include hours/specialties: 15 hours with ENT, 22 hours with wound care specialist (LOR). Have time planned w plastic surgeon after COVID lets up.
  • Non-clinical volunteering: about 100 misc hours with organization at school. 30+ hours with shopping angels getting groceries during pandemic for those who can't.
  • Extracurricular activities: Supplemental instruction leader for 3 semesters in physiology (LOR), TA for anatomy for 2 semesters (LOR), dissected cadavers in human dissection course, tutored A/P for 1 semester, committee chair for new club at school with 100+ members focused on volunteering and fundraising with solid connections to medical school. Member of a couple other misc clubs.
  • Employment history: 5500 hours at a non-clinical job in a managerial position as a part time worker to pay for college, hours since 2016. Paid as SI leader and tutor also.
  • Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): Mom was a nurse when growing up.
  • Specialty of interest: Don't want to know yet (leaning surgery or something more procedural)
  • Interest in rural health (y/n): no


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You would be better off to stay in school and increase your GPA during your senior year and apply a year from now.
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