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Please chance me at the following schools for upcoming cycle.
Asian Female graduated in 2016
Undergraduate: Ivy League
State of Residence: NY
GPA: 4.0
MCAT: 516 ( 130 CP 128 CARS 130 BS 128 PS)
Research: 3 years in gene therapy (3 publications, 2 national poster presentations)
Nonclinical: TFA, 2 years advocate for domestically and sexually abused women, 3 years homeless shelter coordinator, 5 years CASA advocate
Clinical: 3 years free health clinic volunteer coordinator, AmeriCorps patient navigator/HIV coordinator - currently in my second year
Shadowing: Im not sure how many hours but should be around 70 primarily with PCP
Extracurriculars: ballet dancer, photographer, online clothing business owner
Awards: grab bag of academic, volunteer and research awards

I’ve forgot to mention that I also have TA’ed a few undergraduate courses and served as board members in 2 nonprofit organizations

School list: Columbia, NYU, Cornell, Mount Sinai, Rochester, Downstate, Albert Einstein, NJMS, Duke, Robert Woods Johnson, Harvard, Yale, Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson, U Penn, Brown, Dartmouth, Michigan, UCLA, UCSF, UCSD, Vanderbilt, Washington U, NYMC, Wake, Oakland, Pittsburgh
 
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I suggest adding Stony Brook, SUNY Upstate, SUNY Buffalo, Hofstra.
Thank you. I greatly appreciate your inputs. I was considering adding those to my list but don’t want to over apply. Any suggestions on what schools to remove? I really don’t want to apply to more than 20 schools. Likewise, anything else I am missing that I could do to make my application better? @Goro, @gonnif, @gyngyn
 

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Of your list, I recommend:


Mount Sinai, Rochester, Downstate, Albert Einstein, Duke, Thomas Jefferson, Dartmouth, Michigan, UCSF, UCSD, Wake, Pittsburgh

ADD: all other SUNYs
Hofstra
Ohio State
U Cincy
USF Morsani
Rochester
USC/Keck
Western MI
Emory
Jefferson
Miami
SLU
Tufts
U IA
U VM
All other SUNYs

It's up to you to cull the herd.

ECs are great!
 
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On top of Goro's suggestions, I would still keep WashU, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, UCLA, and Vandy. With the UCs and Vandy prescreen, you don't have worry about immediately paying for secondaries. If you write well, I see no reason why you shouldn't apply to the Manhattan Titans.
 

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Of your list, I recommend:


Mount Sinai, Rochester, Downstate, Albert Einstein, Duke, Thomas Jefferson, Dartmouth, Michigan, UCSF, UCSD, Wake, Pittsburgh

ADD: all other SUNYs
Hofstra
Ohio State
U Cincy
USF Morsani
Rochester
USC/Keck
Western MI
Emory
Jefferson
Miami
SLU
Tufts
U IA
U VM
All other SUNYs

It's up to you to cull the herd.

ECs are great!
Thanks for your inputs Goro. I will work on finalizing my list and get your inputs again when application time nears.
 
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On top of Goro's suggestions, I would still keep WashU, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, UCLA, and Vandy. With the UCs and Vandy prescreen, you don't have worry about immediately paying for secondaries. If you write well, I see no reason why you shouldn't apply to the Manhattan Titans.

Thank you. I was a little surprised too that Goro removed most of the top schools on my list but understandable considering my MCAT is on the low end. I was hoping my ECs and passion would pull me through for some of these schools.
 
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Thank you. I was a little surprised too that Goro removed most of the top schools on my list but understandable considering my MCAT is on the low end. I was hoping my ECs and passion would pull me through for some of these schools.
The higher you want to climb, the slipperier that pole gets.
 
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Yeah, very possible that places like Columbia or NYU might bite with the stellar ECs. The Ivy League pedigree might help you too, if you're lucky.
 

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It has for me. Don't be discouraged, just apply smartly.
That is very encouraging. Do you mind me asking what schools you have had success at? I am assuming we have similar stats. I can PM you if you’d like.
 
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