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MD non-trad 1st timer: cgpa 3.45 sgpa 3.74 mcat 32 IL resident

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by W7o13kEkkO, May 21, 2014.

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  1. W7o13kEkkO

    W7o13kEkkO 2+ Year Member

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  3. khrisskhoras

    khrisskhoras 2+ Year Member

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    limit yourself to 3 or 4 reach schools out of a list of 25 schools. Schools like Baylor, Vandy, Mayo, UPitt, USC, Emory, NYU, Cornell, Dartmouth, UChi, NW and Drew are your reaches and that's too many IMO. Brown may be a reach too based on the lack of spaces available to AMCAS applicants, but stats wise isn't too far off. UT San Antonio is heavily IS biased (~90% in-state), but if your connections are strong then maybe they'll consider you. Keep UTSA.

    I'd take off the reach schools I listed, or keep 2 or 3 of them if you really want to take a chance. Add one or two SUNY schools, Jefferson, Vermont, Creighton, VCU, EVMS, Albany UToledo and a public OOS with >25% OOS matriculants for which your are at or above their mcat average.

    Consider Loma Linda too if you are a seventh-day adventist.
     
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    W7o13kEkkO 2+ Year Member

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  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    You might consider adding Wayne, which highly weights 20+ hours of postbac work in their decision-making.
     
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  7. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Your ECs seem week, and the religious volunteering won't count for much. Overseas missions aren't regarded highly as well, unloess you can document a lot of medcial care, and get a LOR form your preceptors.

    Your numbers are at the floor for these schools, and they'll appreciate the donation in the form of your app fees. For U Chicago, on of the top med schools int he country, your numbers are below the 10th %ile.

    Goro suggest:

    University of Illinois College
    Rosalind Franklin
    Loyola - Stritch
    Rush
    jefferson,
    creighton,
    vcu,
    albany,
    evms
    New York Medical College
    Tufts
    Medical College of Wisconsin
    University of Miami
    Tulane
    Drexel
    Temple
    Hofstra
    Netter
    Penn State
    Wake Forest
    All other new MD schools


    ANY DO school (CCOM is in your back yard)


     
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    W7o13kEkkO 2+ Year Member

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  9. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

    And Marian (DO) is right next door in Indiana.

    Do you have the substantive research and leadership that a top school like Northwestern will find appealing?

    What is your experience with US patients? And do you have US physician shadowing?
     
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  10. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    I'm not a fan of reach unless one's numbers are close tot he median scores for schools. You're within striking distance for Dartmouth or Emory.

    Google "New MD schools"



     
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    W7o13kEkkO 2+ Year Member

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  13. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    There's a difference between "close to median scores" and "within 10th-90th %ile." I think in this game, it's important to be realistic.



    I must say that kind of defeats the purpose of "Reach" if you're already within the median range - but I'm sure you have your reasons. Yes, I am very close to the 10% for my MCAT and GPA. I thought that my recent GPA would account for more than my undergrad GPA.
     
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