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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Coffee Monster, 09.19.14.

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  1. Coffee Monster

    Coffee Monster

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    Short blurb of qualifications:

    Non-URM
    School: large public university in the southeast
    Major: B.S. Biochemistry
    B.B.A Finance
    cGPA/sGPA: 3.99/3.97
    MCAT: 34 (11PS,10VR,13BS) -- Aug 15
    Research: 4 semesters...1 publication...poster presentation...paid assistantship through honors program...honors thesis
    Internship: Paid internship to NY through honors program (health care administration focus) ~2 months
    Volunteering/Shadowing:
    Clinical/hospital volunteering: 200 hours
    Primary care physician shadowing: 150 hours
    Non-clinic volunteering: 3x Alternative Spring Break (environmental awareness focus) ~100 hours?
    Clubs/EC:
    -One of the founders/treasurer (now President) of a Photography club that supports fine arts in local schools: 2 years
    -Founder/president of an organization that organizes bi-monthly clinics for the underserved community.
    Jobs: Dining commons for 1 year: promoted to higher position mid-year

    **Very interested in MD/MBA joint program

    School list:
    Columbia University College of P&S
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Northwestern University
    Duke University
    Vanderbilt University
    Emory University
    NYU
    Dartmouth
    UVA
    University of Pitts.
    Tufts
    Medical College of Georgia
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Boston University Medical School

    Should I add or take out any schools??
    **I'd really appreciate any insight with my chances at Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Vandy, and Dartmouth in particular.

    I feel like my MCAT is a bit lacking when applying to these schools. I took out Hopkins and Stanford because I felt that my MCAT was too low to be competitive, but I really like Stanfords MD/MBA program :(

    Thanks a bunch in advance!
     
    Last edited: 09.19.14
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    I count 9 schools where you have a fair to good chance of an interview. That's usually enough for a GA resident.
     
  4. Coffee Monster

    Coffee Monster

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    Thanks for you input, gyngyn!
    I was wondering if you could provide some insight on how competitive I would be for Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Vandy, and Dartmouth. Should I remove any if they are too out of reach?
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    If you have not paid for a secondary, I would only complete Vanderbilt and Dartmouth.
     
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    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Goro suggests

    In striking distance
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Northwestern University
    Vanderbilt University
    Duke University
    NYU
    University of Pitts.

    Chances much better for:

    Emory University
    Dartmouth
    Tufts
    Medical College of Georgia
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    University of Rochester School of Medicine
    Boston University Medical School
    Mercer
    Einstein
    Loyola
    GWU
    Hofstra
    Va Tech
    USC
    Tulane
    U Miami
    U So FL
    U Toledo
    U CO
    U AZ
     

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