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please help me finalize my school list! CA resident


New Member
May 13, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi everyone, I'm currently trying to finalize my school list and would love any thoughts/comments/edits! I feel like my list is pretty top heavy right now, so I'm trying to think of more mid tier schools to add. Trying to max my chances of getting into a top 20-30 school. Thoughts on my list + my chances at a T20 school?? Thanks in advance :)
  • Year in school: graduating 3rd year at UCLA
  • Country/state of residence/demographics: CA, 21F, ORM (asian)
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.928 as of winter quarter
  • Science GPA: 3.883 as of winter quarter
  • MCAT Scores: 519 (130/129/129/131)
  • Research – include any abstracts/posters/publications and how you were credited (eg. First author, senior author, etc):
    • 250 hrs in a microbiology lab
    • 330 hrs of trauma clinical research
    • 580 hrs of cell bio/melanoma research, 1 poster/2 presentations
  • Volunteering (clinical) – include hours/sites:
    • 150 hrs volunteering at a clinic for low-income patients (peds clinic)
  • Physician shadowing – include hours/specialties:
    • 60 hrs, two surgical oncologists
  • Non-clinical volunteering:
    • 350 hrs as a coordinator for service committee in alumni association club (my committee organizes service events on campus/in the local area for club members)
  • Extracurricular activities:
    • 2 years/250 hours, campus events commission, my staff organizes free concerts on campus for students
    • 1.5 years/150 hours, life science undergrad association, curriculum committee
    • 2 years/500 hrs, alumni association club
      • Service committee (listed above in non clinical volunteering)
      • Academic affairs committee (year 2)
  • Employment history:
    • 4 months/480 hours, summer internship with clinical operations team of a small biotech start up that's developing immunotherapy for cancer
  • Immediate family members in medicine? (y/n): kinda?? older sister currently M4
  • Specialty of interest: surgery but idk what specifically
  • Graduate degrees: none
  • Interest in rural health (y/n): no
  • Schools to which you are applying:
Johns Hopkins
WashU at St. Louis
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Icahn Mount Sinai
Case Western
University of Wisconsin
Boston University
University of Virginia
USC Keck
University of Colorado
Ohio State
University of Maryland
UC Davis
Albert Einstein
University of Cincinnati
Indiana University
University of Miami (Miller)
Wake Forest
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Kaiser Permanente
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