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School list critique please URM, CA, 3.75 cGPA, 3.70 sGPA, 517 MCAT

particularfig

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Hi all, I'm getting ready to submit and would appreciate any input on my school list. I have 45 schools right now and am trying to knock that down to 35ish. Please let me know if I should get rid of any or consider other schools, though I'm pretty dead set on applying to CA schools. Stats:
White/Hispanic, CA, CC -> UC, 3.75 GPA, 517 MCAT, strong clinical, volunteering, and shadowing but ZERO research.

Albany Medical College
Boston University School of Medicine
California Northstate University College of Medicine
California University of Science and Medicine-School of Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Creighton University School of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Indiana University School of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Medical College of Wisconsin
Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Thank you!
 

Gaucho97

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Hey! I have a very similar story to you (white/hispanic, CC transfer and no research experience) and similar stats (very close GPAs and slightly lower MCAT). I applied this past cycle and received 7 interview invites with no research experience. My honest opinion is that most top 20 programs aren't going to offer you an invite unless you have a really compelling or unique application (think olympic athlete) if you have no research experience. If you look on the MSAR most of these top programs have 97-99% of their class that participated in research prior to starting medical school with the exceptions likely being non-traditional career changers.

I spoke to Morsani COM's dean of admissions and they do not interview individuals without research experience. I would def remove the programs that @Faha suggested to remove along with IU, FAU and Illinois (their OOS tuition is like 100K). I would also add Hofstra
 
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