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lurk35

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May 26, 2020
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Hello all,

I am a current re-applicant who applied in 2018 without any interviews. Since then, I have completed hundreds of hours of community service and shadowing, as well as completed a post-bacc program with a 3.84 GPA. I have already reviewed MSAR and several reddit/SDN threads to calculate my odds of getting into different schools and where to apply. However, I would appreciate some human input on where people feel I should apply.

CT Resident
Male, ORM

MCAT 515
cGPA 3.67, sGPA 3.5 (both with stronger upward trend from post-bacc program. Went from 3.4sGPA-->3.5 and 3.63cGPA-->3.67)
Honors Scholar, Cum Laude


Recent ECS (last few years):

200 hours volunteering at soup kitchen/homeless shelter for over a year

~125 hours shadowing at a Psych Research center (shadowed, data entry, saw and helped get informed consent from psych patients)

100 hours preparing and submitting my honors thesis

Less recent ECs (2016, 2017, 2018)

300 hours of non-clinical research on group-based learning (publication accepted, & poster presentation at Experimental Biology)
60 hours as an undergraduate course assistant for my anatomy class
70 hours of Surgical Shadowing
80 hours as a member of the Alzheimer's Association at my school
30 hours shadowing a neurologist

Early college ECS (2014-2016)

150 hours shadowing in the ER
100 hours as a Patient Care Assistant for someone with muscular dystrophy
2500 hours as a retail associate

I feel my personal statement is good (Physicians + Pre med advisor liked it) and LORS are solid (above average, but perhaps not stellar).

I would greatly appreciate any advice that you all have :)
 
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I suggest these schools with your stats:
UConn
Quinnipiac
Vermont
Tufts
Boston University
Albany
New York Medical College
Hofstra
Einstein
Rochester
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
George Washington
Georgetown
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Wake Forest
NOVA MD
USF Morsani
TCU-UNT
Creighton
St. Louis
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Western Michigan
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
 
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lurk35

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May 26, 2020
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  1. Pre-Medical
I suggest these schools with your stats:
UConn
Quinnipiac
Vermont
Tufts
Boston University
Albany
New York Medical College
Hofstra
Einstein
Rochester
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
George Washington
Georgetown
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Wake Forest
NOVA MD
USF Morsani
TCU-UNT
Creighton
St. Louis
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Western Michigan
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
I have a lot of these on my list already--thanks so much! On a related note, how do you feel about mentioning being a reapplicant in my Personal Statement? I was thinking of framing it to show humility in (now) understanding that I had shortcomings that have since been addressed.
 
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I have a lot of these on my list already--thanks so much! On a related note, how do you feel about mentioning being a reapplicant in my Personal Statement? I was thinking of framing it to show humility in (now) understanding that I had shortcomings that have since been addressed.
Do not mention being a reapplicant.
 
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