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Hi everyone,


  • CA applicant
  • 3.8 GPA
  • 200-300 hours of hospital volunteering
This is my current school list.
  • Albany Medical College
  • Baylor College of Medicine*
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • CA Northstate Univ COM
  • Columbia University College of P & S*
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA*
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth*
  • Harvard Medical School*
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine*
  • Keck Sch. of Med.University of Southern California*
  • Mayo Medical School
  • Mayo Medical School - Arizona Campus
  • New York Medical College
  • New York University*
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania*
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine*
  • Stanford University School of Medicine*
  • Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • The University of Miami School of Medicine
  • The University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • University of California San Diego*
  • University of California San Francisco*
  • University of California-Riverside School of Medicine*
  • University of California, Davis School of Medicine*
  • University of California, Irvine- College/Medicine*
  • University of Chicago - Pritzker*
  • University of Michigan Medical School*
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Den
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine*
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Washington University School of Medicine*
  • Weill Cornell Medicine*
  • Yale School of Medicine*
 
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The most important question far and away is where all are you a reapplicant at
 

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Uhm.. you mentioned that you applied to top 25 last year (I assumed top 25 USNews), and have just finished 25 secondaries. That was quite quick. Did you reuse the previous secondaries?
 
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Uhm.. you mentioned that you applied to top 25 last year (I assumed top 25 USNews), and have just finished 25 secondaries. That was quite quick. Did you reuse the previous secondaries?
Thanks for checking. I pre-wrote my essays this time, so I was able to submit them fairly quickly. I tried to change all the essays so none of them are cut-and-paste.
 
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Any list that contains both CN"U" and Wash U cannot be faulted for lack of breadth!
Yep, I wanted to make sure I covered multiple tiers. Unfortunately, CNU hasn't sent me their secondary anyway..

Are there any other schools that would be a good idea to add or is this it?

Thanks!
 

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Yep, I wanted to make sure I covered multiple tiers. Unfortunately, CNU hasn't sent me their secondary anyway..

Are there any other schools that would be a good idea to add or is this it?

Thanks!
All we can give you are some general observations.
High stats re-applicants are presumed to have non-cognitive reasons for their outcome.
This makes the asterisk schools less likely to be receptive.
The schools that get >10K aps with a median around 31 (even without an asterisk) are not likely to interview you.
Your best additions are schools with high median MCAT's where you are not a re-applicant.
 
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High stats re-applicants are presumed to have non-cognitive reasons for their outcome.
Could you elaborate a bit on the non-cognitive reasons? Would this be things such as interview performance, etc?

Thanks for your help!
 

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Being a reapplicant doesnt mean have a list of 40 schools. Rather you have to target the right ones.

As was mentioned above the schools your MCAT are way above the 90th(particularly those that get >9k apps) arent going to do anything for you.
Top 20 schools often tend not to favor reapplicants. Those are the other area I'd look to cut from.

Keeping some top 20 reapps is fine but but you should go into this cycle with at least a dozen schools you can say you have a reasonable shot at getting a II at. You shouldnt consider schools you are a reapp amongst this dozen.

Northwestern Pitt and Duke are good examples from that collection above to keep. Find more like them(ie UVA, CWRU, Cornell etc). You should be able to find at least a dozen like this where you arent a reapp at.
 
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I would add Emory (they're not high mcat crazy, but have a high enough average to not screen you out).

Your late application hurt you, but I would also think about going a different route on secondaries. I know you've already submitted quite a few, but you should have gotten more interviews. So something is the culprit.
 
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