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How is my school list?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by DaveMD, May 26, 2008.

  1. DaveMD

    May 26, 2008
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    What do you guys think of my list? Here is some relevant information
    MCAT: 38P (11V, 13BS, 14PS)
    cGPA: 3.6
    ECs: nothing special, but a fairly decent list

    I think where my application really suffers is from a lack of volunteering, limited research experience (just this summer and the coming school year) and my mediocre cGPA.

    I should also point out that I am a canadian applicant.

    Here is my list:
    Albert Einstein
    Case Western
    Johns Hopkins
    Saint Louis
    SUNY Upstate
    University of Chicago
    University of Pennsylvania
    Wayne State

    I feel like I am applying to too many top tier schools and not enough mid-tier. But at the same time, I really don't have any clue as to which I should cut out or which mid-tier schools I should add.

    Also, I feel like my interviewing skills are fairly good and I'm more worried about getting interviews than acceptances. So I guess the best question is, do I have a reasonable shot at getting interviews at these schools? Or should I remove some that I have no chance?

    What do you guys think?

    Thanks for your help!
  2. DaveMD

    May 26, 2008
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    I also had one more quick question. Unfortunately for me, I didn't get all of my marks for this past year until last friday. As a result, I couldn't request a transcript until today. So I don't think there is any chance AMCAS will receive my transcript before early next week (and I won't be able to submit my application until the week after). Is the lateness of my application going to hinder my chances of getting acceptances? Or is 2 weeks late not really a big deal?
  3. SilentNight

    7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2008
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    Submitting your application during June-July is considered early, so don't fret too much about being 2 weeks late. Importance are the secondaries, make sure once you get them finish them early.

    With the school list, I am not too sure about Canadian residents, but I hear its tougher on you. Your MCAT score is definitely good and should land you a few interviews.

    If money is not an option for you then I would recommend adding a few other private schools like NYMC, Drexel, VCMU, etc. If you desire to be a doctor and not worry too much about the name.

    Anyway good luck with your application! :)

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