• Please review the updated member agreement. Included is a new statement supporting the scientific method and evidence-based medicine. Claims or statements about disease processes should reference widely accepted scientific resources. Theoretical medical speculation is encouraged as part of the overall scientific process. However, unscientific statements that promote unfounded ideological positions or agendas may be removed.
  • Free admissions webinar for pre-vets! “Apply Smarter” Webinar

Cotterpin

Gluconeogenesis Evangelion
5+ Year Member
Jun 18, 2015
6,830
5,995
Status
Medical Student
What's up? Like it says in the subject line, I'm a nontrad. My cGPA is being dragged down by my gpa from art school 10+ years ago. Otherwise, I would have a 3.8+ from a non-grade-inflating Ivy. Neuroscience major. Clinical research, lots of leadership experience, volunteering, great LOR's. I also have a pretty well-rounded, artistic background. Art, music, creative writing, etc. Interesting life story. VA resident with strong ties to New York, trying not to get too far away from the northeast region.

Current school list, which I am hoping to refine:

VCU
EVMS
NYMC
GW
Hofstra
Dartmouth
Einstein
Stony Brook
Georgetown
Temple
Jefferson
Drexel
UVA
Columbia
Sinai
Cornell
NYU

Should I be adding more reaches or more stuff in the middle range?
 

Fyiii20

2+ Year Member
Aug 18, 2015
18
3
Status
Pre-Medical
In my opinion your school list looks great to me, I would advise to add more schools more in the middle range and add some reaches as well. I am sure you'll get accepted somewhere regardless, your application is wonderful.
 

Cotterpin

Gluconeogenesis Evangelion
5+ Year Member
Jun 18, 2015
6,830
5,995
Status
Medical Student
@Fyiii20 Thanks! My issue is I'm not really sure which middle range schools to add because I don't want to move too far away. I'm an East Coast person at heart and all of my family and friends are nearby. Maybe Quinnipiac? I need ideas.
 
About the Ads

Fyiii20

2+ Year Member
Aug 18, 2015
18
3
Status
Pre-Medical
@Cotterpin No problem! I would suggest these schools then (mostly east coast schools):

Quinnipiac
Johns Hopkins (reach)
Harvard (reach)
Yale (reach)
New York Medical College
Brown University (reach)
Tufts
University of Connecticut
University of Vermont
George Washington University
University of Pennsylvania
Boston University
University of Massachusetts - Worcester
 
About the Ads