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Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by wasteofspace323, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. wasteofspace323

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    35/3.9 are my stats.

    My current list is:
    Reach
    Case Western
    U Virginia

    Target
    U Iowa
    Boston U
    Rochester
    U Colorado
    U Cincinati
    Saint Louis
    U Miami
    Tufts
    Wake Forest

    Safety
    Temple U
    Jefferson Rush U
    George Washington
    VA Commonwealth
    Rosalind Franklin
    Loyola
    Albany
    Ohio State
    Pittsburg

    Reapp
    UAB*
    USA*

    DO
    ACOM*
    VCOM*
    Des Moines
    Kansas City

    *In State

    I feel the reason I was rejected last year was because of my poor interviews and significant lack of clinical experiences. I've been working on that this year and i'm reapplying with a job in the ER and i'm working heavily on improving my interview skills. I based this list on a similar thread on the front page because i'm completely ignorant about this sort of thing. I would appreciate any criticism. I plan to spend all weekend pre-writing secondaries once i've decided on a permanent list. If anyone has good DO recommendations I would be grateful because I really don't know anything about them.
     
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  3. Faha

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    You should add more "safety" schools since you were not accepted in the previous cycle. You have several state public schools (Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, Virginia) that strongly prefer their own state residents. Also Pittsburgh is not a "safety" school. Consider adding these schools to increase your chance for an acceptance somewhere:
    Quinnipiac
    New York Medical College
    Drexel
    Georgetown
    Oakland Beaumont
    Western Michigan
    Creighton
    Tulane
    You should be fine for DO schools.
     
  4. md-2020

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    3.9/35, LizzyM=74

    Did you apply broadly? Early enough? How many II's did you get? Those are some seriously strong stats for a reapp.
     
  5. Goro

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    I suggest:


    I suggest the following. The ones in bold do not apply to if you are weak in research.


    U VM

    U Toledo (maybe)

    Miami

    St. Louis

    Albany

    Albert Einstein

    Rochester

    Rush

    Rosy Franklin

    NYMC

    EVMS

    Wake Forest

    Jefferson

    Temple

    Drexel

    Creighton

    Tulane

    USC/Keck

    Dartmouth

    Loyola

    USF Morsani

    Emory

    BU

    Mayo

    Duke

    Case


    Baylor

    JHU

    Pitt

    Northwestern

    NYU

    Vanderbilt

    Columbia

    Any new MD school, especially Hofstra. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools.

    Your state school(s).
     
  6. GrapesofRath

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    For all those in the WAMC forum who don't think a lack of clinical exposure can even keep the best applicants out and scoff at the notion here is yet another exhibit

    If your interview skills have improved I do think you'll find a lot more success this time around OP. Follow Goros list
     
  7. wasteofspace323

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    I have a significant amount of time performing research and a strong LoR from the professor I spent doing so under, however I have no publications. Should I go ahead and assume i'm considered weak in research?

    In terms of new medical schools that aren't a branch of a heavily in-state favoring school (Dell, etc.), i'm seeing California Northstate, Cooper, and Western Michigan. I will go ahead and add these to my list unless otherwise specified. If there are any that I missed or misinterpreted, I would be grateful for input.

    I've added those to my list, thanks. Some of those I applied at last year (3) and I am trying to avoid reapplication as much as possible.

    My understanding was that Colorado (36% oos) and Ohio (44%) and Iowa (33%) were pretty good chances for an OOS because they accepted a significant number. If you feel this is wrong though I am willing to remove them.
     
  8. Faha

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    There is no harm in applying to those schools but many of those OOS applicants who are accepted have connections to those states (attended college in the state, parents are legacies, etc.). You are much more likely to be accepted to your own state schools rather than another state's public school.
     
  9. wasteofspace323

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    I understand. You're probably right. I interviewed at all of my instate medical schools, but I was only put on the wait list. This year was an uncommonly difficult year for waitlisted individuals in my state, as usually about half of both lists get in, but this year only about 1/6th or less did. This is just my interpretation, but if you don't get in with stats like mine and you interviewed poorly, I imagine they perceive they found something wrong with your core personality thus it would be hard to get reconsidered. Obviously you can portray yourself differently at an interview at a different school, but I don't think that ADCOMs like to think that interviews are simply a test of "interview skills" that you can improve just as easily, if not more so, than achieving clinical experience or improving one's MCAT.
     
  10. LuluLovesMe

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    Of the New York schools, which is most forgiving of not as much research experience? I notice you did not bold Cornell or Sinai
     
  11. Goro

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    I'd say:

    Rochester
    Hofstra
    SUNY Upstate
    SNY DS
    SUNY Buffalo
    NYITCOM
    Touro-NY
    Albany
    NYMC

    Cornell and Sinai weren't on the list, but are major research powerhouses. All the NYC MD schools are, with the probably exception of SUNY DS.

     

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