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School list help? 3.54cgpa 3.48sgpa 503 MCAT, URM

yuh

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    Long time lurker, first time poster. Will be applying this cycle, and need help creating a reasonable school list. Any help would be appreciated.

    3.54cgpa, 3.48sgpa
    MCAT - 503 (122:shrug:/127/125/129)
    FL resident,
    Black male
    Bio major in honors program at public FL school

    Clinical experience
    Emergency Room Volunteer (200 hrs, 1.5 yrs)
    Patient transporter (will have ~200hrs by application, but not sure if I should include this though b/c just started a few weeks ago)

    Research
    Starting this summer, will (most likely) receive a grant to do ecological field research

    Non-clinical volunteering
    ESL teaching assistant (100hrs)

    Other ECs/involvements
    Peer mentoring student with autism (~100hrs)
    Resident Student Association(1 year)
    Student government, legislative and executive positions (2 years)
    Choir singer (1 year)

    awards?
    E-board member of the year for RSA
    Outstanding Student Leader award for SG
     

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      ALL FL schools
      ALL HBCs (including UCLA/Drew)
      U WV
      IU
      Rochester maybe)
      Albert Einstein (maybe)
      Emory (maybe)
      Pitt (maybe)
      U Toledo
      U VM
      Tufts
      George Washington
      Georgetown
      SLU
      Albany
      Rush
      Rosy Franklin
      NYMC
      MCW
      VCU
      EVMS
      Wayne State
      Wake Forest
      Netter
      Jefferson
      Temple
      Drexel
      Creighton
      Tulane
      Loyola
      Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
      Oakland-B
      Seton Hall
      Any DO program. I can't recommend Touro-NY, Nova, Wm Carey, LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me.
       

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        ALL FL schools
        ALL HBCs (including UCLA/Drew)
        U WV
        IU
        Rochester maybe)
        Albert Einstein (maybe)
        Emory (maybe)
        Pitt (maybe)
        U Toledo
        U VM
        Tufts
        George Washington
        Georgetown
        SLU
        Albany
        Rush
        Rosy Franklin
        NYMC
        MCW
        VCU
        EVMS
        Wayne State
        Wake Forest
        Netter
        Jefferson
        Temple
        Drexel
        Creighton
        Tulane
        Loyola
        Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
        Oakland-B
        Seton Hall
        Any DO program. I can't recommend Touro-NY, Nova, Wm Carey, LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me.
        I appreciate the suggestions. What are your concerns with Nova if you don't mind me asking?
         
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          I appreciate the suggestions. What are your concerns with Nova if you don't mind me asking?
          Nova: three of the four last years have declining first-time COMLEX pass rates. They're now at ~85% and on top of this, some 7% of their 2018 grads failed to match. This was the second worst match rate among all the COMs (only WCU did worse). These are things you expect from a new school, not a veteran. Something is very wrong there.
           
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            Why the schools like Pitt and Einstein? I know that more Black doctors are desperately needed, and that his URM status helps him a great deal here. However, OP's stats are much lower even than the 10th percentile at these schools. A Hail Mary shot, @Goro?
             
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