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puffinlover16

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Hi guys! I've been doing my homework and have somewhat struggled to narrow down my list given my kind of disparate stats:

CA resident, top 25 undergrad. Non-science double major
cGPA 3.75 sGPA 3.61
MCAT: 521 (130/129/130/132 so fairly balanced)

Volunteering: Plenty of clinical and non-clinical volunteering experiences (>500hrs total)
Research: 1.5 yrs with Global Health dept faculty, multiple projects & published once
Other ECs: pretty diverse - a capella, student gov't, sending people on medical missions, etc. I've held multiple strong leadership roles (eg captain, president, director), so I'd say I'm decent on those
Shadowing: >100hrs shadowing primary care, neurology, and (anticipated) EM doctors

I'm currently out of school and teach music. I also tutor students in biology and Spanish - did this and volunteered as I finished my last prereqs and studied for the MCAT. For the upcoming cycle I'm anticipating a position either interning with a medical practice or working for Americorps; still waiting to hear back post-interviews.

My school list is a mile long but tentatively
UC Irvine
UC Davis
UC San Diego
UCLA
UC Riverside (?)
University of Colorado
University of Cincinnati
USF Health Morsani
VCU
EVMS
SUNY - Upstate
Stony Brook University
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Albany Medical College
California Northstate
Rosalind Franklin (?)
Geisel @ Dartmouth
USC
Tufts
Tulane
Wake Forest
New York Medical College
Quinnipiac
Rush
Drexel
Emory
Georgetown
GWU

Advice and suggestions of all kinds are welcome! Thanks in advance :)
 
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    Delete:
    UC Irvine
    UC Davis
    UC San Diego
    UCLA
    UC Riverside (?) Are from the IE?
    University of Colorado Is there some connection to this state?

    University of Cincinnati
    USF Health Morsani stats mismatch
    VCU Stats and regional mismatch
    EVMS Stats and regional mismatch
    SUNY - Upstate "
    Stony Brook University "
    Michigan State University College of Human Medicine "
    Albany Medical College"
    California Northstate You deserve better.
    Rosalind Franklin (?) stats mismatch

    Geisel @ Dartmouth
    USC
    Tufts
    Tulane
    Wake Forest
    New York Medical College stats mismatch
    Quinnipiac "

    Rush
    Drexel stats and regional mismatch
    Emory
    Georgetown stats mismatch, >10,000 aps
    GWU, "


    You need more OOS targets.
     

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    You can add:

    BU
    Cornell
    Mayo
    UVA
    Tufts

    @gyngyn what do you think about these additions?
    Mayo has a really small class size, though OP would be quirkier than average with Americorps.
    The others are better choices than the ones I redded out.
     

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    Nothing wrong with aiming high. I suggest:
    Harvard
    Wash U
    Yale
    Stanford
    U Chicago
    U Penn
    U VA
    U MI
    U AZ
    U VM
    Jefferson
    UCSF
    UCLA, UCSD, UCI, UCR (IF you’re from the Inland Empire)
    U Cincy
    Miami
    Albert Einstein
    Tulane
    Loyola
    Emory
    BU
    USC/Keck
    JHU
    Mayo
    Pitt
    Northwestern
    NYU
    Vanderbilt
    Columbia
    Sinai
    Cornell
    Duke
    Case
    Hofstra
     

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    Thank you @LoveBeingHuman:) and @Goro - I really appreciate your advice and suggestions and will use it to alter my list accordingly. I guess I was just concerned due to my low science GPA over anything...

    @gyngyn so, would you recommend I only apply to Mayo if I end up accepting an offer from AmeriCorps?

    Also - I heard Brown really only favors applicants who have attended Ivies for undergrad. Should I strike it off my list or would it be worth a shot?
     

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    Thank you @LoveBeingHuman:) and @Goro - I really appreciate your advice and suggestions and will use it to alter my list accordingly. I guess I was just concerned due to my low science GPA over anything...

    @gyngyn so, would you recommend I only apply to Mayo if I end up accepting an offer from AmeriCorps?

    Also - I heard Brown really only favors applicants who have attended Ivies for undergrad. Should I strike it off my list or would it be worth a shot?
    Brown has a strong preference for its own students and those of higher ranked schools.
     
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