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MD School List Help (520, 3.98)

pth33

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Hello! I was hoping to get some feedback on my school list. Thank you in advance!

MCAT: 520
GPA: 3.98

State: CA
Ethnicity: ORM
Undergrad: UC

Clinical:
  • misc. hospital positions, health fairs, caseworker (+ leadership): ~350 hours
    • Side note: one of my clubs is split between half clinical and half nonclinical (did not include 100 hours in the above number because patients were not present for this aspect) --> If I wanted to list both my clinical and nonclinical hours for this one activity, would I just sum the total hours and then differentiate the different hours in the description box?
Research:
  • Basic science lab: ~900 hours
    • one publication, 2 abstracts, a couple of posters/presentations
Non-Clinical:
  • couple of service orgs (camp counselor, serving the homeless): ~600 hours
  • sustainability project (+ leadership):~250 hours
Shadowing:
  • ~100 hours
Employment:
  • Tutor: ~150 hours
Extracurriculars
  • Editor of health magazine, leadership: ~300 hours
  • TA: ~300 hours
  • Design intern for US Gov: ~100 hours
  • Concert Band: ~200 hours
Honors/Award
  • None, unless you count Dean's List?
Most commitments were held for at least one year!

PS: sufficient? I didn't have anything extraordinary, but I had some med students read over it.
LORs: strong
Interview skills: on the weaker side

Family members in medicine: Yes

Specialty of Interest: Undecided

Graduate Degrees: None

Interest in Rural Health: No

School List, as of now:
UCSF
UCLA
UCSD
UCI
UCR
Keck USC
Kaiser
Stanford
OHSU
Colorado
NYU
Mt. Sinai
Columbia
Albert Einstein
Harvard
Boston
Northwestern
UChicago
Rush
Vanderbilt
Emory
Duke
Pittsburgh
UMich
Case Western
Brown
Georgetown
Tufts
George Washington

I'm considering replacing some schools with more mid-tiers, such as Hofstra, Cincinnati, Miami, Thomas Jefferson, UMass, Stony Brook, and Rosalind Franklin.

Thank you again!
 
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You could definitely choose where you want to go. Make sure you get a sense of student support at each school you want to attend. I can't tell if you have done much when it comes to immersing yourself in the concerns of vulnerable populations for a committed period of time.
 
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School List, as of now:
UCSF
UCLA
UCSD
UCI
UCR [ONLY IF YOU'RE FROM THE INLAND EMPIRE]
UCD
Keck USC
Kaiser
Stanford
Colorado
NYU
Mt. Sinai
Columbia
Albert Einstein
Harvard
Boston
Northwestern
UChicago
Vanderbilt
Emory
Duke
Pittsburgh
UMich
Case Western
Tufts
Hofstra,
Cincinnati,
Miami,
Thomas Jefferson,
U VM
U VA
CalU Med
Columbia
JHU
Baylor
My edits to your list above
 
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