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Hi all, hope everyone is safe and well during these tough times. I have held out hope for as long as I could, but with the cycle coming to an end without any acceptance, I am shifting my focus to reapplication and wanted to reach out for help from this community.

I applied this past cycle (2019-20) to 32 schools. Primary was submitted 6/9 and was processed by 7/1. Secondaries were all submitted by late-July to early-August. I received 4 interviews (3 of the 4 being relatively later interviews in January and February) but am currently on the waitlist for all 4 schools.
 
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Your application looks great to me. This is surprising. Interested to see what the pros say about this..
 
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Wow! I'm surprised you didn't get in last time. Following to see what the pros say. I have almost all the same stats as you and what they told me was I lacked clinical which you have.
 

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Wow! I'm surprised you didn't get in last time. Following to see what the pros say. I have almost all the same stats as you and what they told me was I lacked clinical which you have.

Thanks for taking a look! I'm thinking that the hours that I did submit with didn't really mean too much to adcoms since most probably don't put too much weight for hospital volunteering (which, fair enough) and my EMT hours were accumulated right before I submitted my app. Really hoping to see that my increase in clinical hours now would be enough to push me over the edge for this upcoming cycle.
 

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It looks like everything here is good enough for state school. Issues I see were that you applied to mostly low-yield schools. Look at the section about application/interview/matriculation numbers on MSAR and you'll see that a lot of the OOS schools you applied to have too many apps:seats to be a back up. Go through the MSAR next time and find schools that are not just in your stat range but have a good ratio of OOS applications to II's to acceptances (So, not Jeff or NYMC).

Other than that the weakest point of your app is your sGPA, you might be in range for top DO schools, maybe add those next time. If you're set on MD, you are on the lower side and if you don't get an acceptance after this next cycle, I'd do a post-bac if you're set on only MD.
 

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It looks like everything here is good enough for state school. Issues I see were that you applied to mostly low-yield schools. Look at the section about application/interview/matriculation numbers on MSAR and you'll see that a lot of the OOS schools you applied to have too many apps:seats to be a back up. Go through the MSAR next time and find schools that are not just in your stat range but have a good ratio of OOS applications to II's to acceptances (So, not Jeff or NYMC).

Other than that the weakest point of your app is your sGPA, you might be in range for top DO schools, maybe add those next time. If you're set on MD, you are on the lower side and if you don't get an acceptance after this next cycle, I'd do a post-bac if you're set on only MD.

Thanks for the suggestions! Any recommended schools to look at that are both OOS-friendly and not low-yield? That was definitely something I thought about but OOS friendliness and low-yield seem almost intertwined with one another, especially for my stats.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! Any recommended schools to look at that are both OOS-friendly and not low-yield? That was definitely something I thought about but OOS friendliness and low-yield seem almost intertwined with one another, especially for my stats.
Einstein, Buffalo, Vermont, Seton Hall. Unfortunately, you might be held back by your GPA at some of these schools. It's not easy to find schools that check all three of the magic boxes: OOS friendly, not low-yield and within my stat range. Cheers
 
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I think your lack of clinical experience probably did you in. 50 hours of EMT is basically two weeks part time and 100 hours of volunteering in a hospital doesn’t show you nearly enough breadth of medicine. Also while decent letters wont be damning in of itself but considering a lot of people actually have very strong ones, probably didn’t help your case. I think you took the right steps towards reapplying but you really should make sure you have strong letters. I don’t mean read them obviously but feel out your writers before you submit.
 

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Still waiting on my FAP to get full MSAR access, but any suggestions on schools to remove and/or add? I'll look into Buffalo and removing schools like NYMC per @Detective SnowBucket but was wondering if there are schools that are more/less reapplicant friendly that anyone might know.

@Faha Would love your input since I've seen your posts about suggested school lists on some posts
 

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Anyone know if I'm better off re-applying to schools vs applying to a new school?

Ex: Re-apply to Vermont vs replacing it with Albany
 

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Anyone know if I'm better off re-applying to schools vs applying to a new school?

Ex: Re-apply to Vermont vs replacing it with Albany

Coming from a re-applicant, I think you should reapply to the same schools (except the reaches) and apply to new ones. I ended up interviewing at 5 of the same schools I had been rejected from the prior cycle.

Also, I think you should add some DO schools unless you’re really against DO.


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