moe_eves

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Hey everyone,
I was hoping to get some input on my school list.

When I originally submitted my primaries, I had a 3.83 cGPA (with a similar sGPA) and an MCAT score of 507. However, I just received my new MCAT score on 8/1 and I scored a 519 (97th percentile). I'm not really sure how to approach my school list since I (thankfully) had a pretty big jump in my MCAT score.
Here is some info that might help:
-State of Residence: PA
-GPA: 3.83
-MCAT: 507, 519
-Over 2,000 hours working as a nursing assistant in a hospital.
-Around 100 hours of MD shadowing in a free clinic (with a good MD L.O.R.)
-Decent LORs from professors
-Some research experience in college, but nothing super impressive (no pubs)
-Decent extracurriculars, family members involved in healthcare.
Here is my list so far (I am getting ready to submit these secondaries, I filled most of them out already)...
-Temple
-Geisinger Commonwealth
-Jefferson
-Drexel
-Penn State
-Albany
-Georgetown
-VCU

Is it realistic for me to aim higher with my new MCAT score? If so, how much higher? I live in the Philly suburbs so Penn has always been a dream but I'm not sure if I'm within reach?
I'd love any suggestions to expanding my list!
Thanks!
 
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moe_eves

2+ Year Member
Dec 16, 2015
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Pre-Medical
Any suggestions on additional schools that I could add to my list given the rest of my stats? I was looking to apply a bit more broadly than what I have so far.
 
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Faha

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You should receive several interviews from your list. Are there any other schools that interest you?
 

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A 519 is hard to sneeze at.

I suggest:
U Toledo
USF Morsani
OH State
U Cincy
Miami
St. Louis
Albany
Albert Einstein
Rochester
Rush
Rosy Franklin
NYMC
EVMS
Wake Forest
Jefferson
Temple
Drexel
Creighton
Tulane
USCKeck
Dartmouth
MCW
Loyola
Emory
BU
Mayo
Duke
Case
Cornell OR Mt Sinai OR Columbia
Pitt
Hofstra
OaklandB
Western MI
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
 
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mellie0

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Multiple mcat scores are generally averaged. Assume you have a 513.
But MSAR lists the most recent MCAT scores for their accepted applicants.
 
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