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Help with school list: 3.54 avg GPA, 518 MCAT

Discussion in 'Underrepresented in Healthcare' started by bedcat2019, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:21 PM.

  1. bedcat2019

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    Please do not quote OP!

    Hi all--
    I was here earlier in the month with a preliminary school list, which Faha helped me out with a bit. I made a spreadsheet and narrowed it down to these 30 schools -- I want to start writing for my primaries and statements. To get this list, I took advice from earlier threads, as well as MSAR data, LizzyM data, prospective Dr Data, and Wedgedog's list to make a spreadsheet that weighted the important factors and eliminated outliers. Here is what I came up with.

    Stats--

    • cGPA: 3.66
    • sGPA: 3.42
    • MCAT: 518
    • Undergrad: University of Pittsburgh
    • Residency: Pennslyvania
    • Ethnicity: Mexican (URM)
    • Specialty of Choice: Psych
    • LizzyM: 71.4
    • Wedgedog: 80-84

    Note Worthy Experience--

    • 2 Poster Presentations (discovered a bacteriophage, annotated genome)
    • Geologic Research Project (120 hours)
    • 1000 hours Child Psychiatric Technician Work with at risk youth (specialize in violent trauma population)
    • 400 hours Hospital Psychiatric Technician
    • 2 Independent Research Projects (Meta-analysis) resulting in presentations
    • State Government (Involving another 2 independent research projects and presentations focused on mental health)
    • 100 hours shadowing (ObGyn, Psych, IM)
    • 200 Hours Misc Volunteering Non-Clinical (Soup Kitchen)
    • 100 Hours ED Volunteer
    • 1 semester undergrad TA
    • 2 years experience teaching children math and reading at various levels
    • Blue Collar Jobs
    Idiosyncrasies
    • JV --> Club Tennis
    • Active in biking community
    • Musician (I was in a band in college. Definitely not clinical)
    • Writing a Book currently
    • Have research ideas
    LORs
    • Academic Adviser/prof (++)
    • Religious Studies Professor (+++)
    • Research Lab Preceptor/prof(+)
    • State Senator (+++)
    • Ob/Gyn Residency Director; MD (+)
    • Psychiatrist; MD (++)
    • Current Hospital Unit Coordinator/Lead Psych Nurse (+)
    • Current Boss (+)




    Current List of schools:

    Temple
    Pitt
    Mt. Sinai

    Cincinnati
    Stanford
    Cornell
    Keck
    Duke
    UCSF
    J. Hopkins
    U. Virginia
    Dartmouth
    Case Western
    Jefferson
    Drexel
    Miami
    Einstein
    USF Morsani
    Penn State
    U. Colorado
    UCLA
    Vanderbilt
    Tulane
    Columbia
    Boston U
    Maryland
    Rutgers RWJ
    Rutgers NJMS
    Utah

    Geisinger-Commonwealth
    Hofstra


    Substitutions of Interest:

    Penn
    Wake Forest
    Tufts
    U.Central Florida
    NYU
    UCSD
    Arizona Phoenix


    Bold schools are schools I'm definitely applying to due to strong connections or I really want to live there.

    What's the word on my current list as it stands?
     
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  2. OchemOficionado

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    Looks like you're going to have an amazing cycle! My guess is that you can likely apply anywhere you're interested, but Faha is the expert.
     
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