MD School List Help 3.55/506

wumbogymnastics

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Hey! I know my stats are low, but I was hoping for help with an MD school list (DO schools not included on post).

I applied disadvantaged and am from a rural, underserved area in WA, interested in working with low-income patients and maybe primary care. I was a student-athlete who also worked a lot to pay for college, so a lot of my ECs are from those.

Any suggestions for schools to leave off or add would be much appreciated. I know my list is ambitious with my stats, but I think my story and theme are strong and have thoroughly weighed my risks applying. UW and WSU are my first choices as my state schools, but I am also interested in OHSU despite it being a reach for personal reasons.

I know some of the schools are HBCUs, and I am not URM, but I think I fit their mission and have compelling reasons for wanting to attend.

Any help is appreciated, the list is at the end of the post, thanks!

  • State of Residence: WA
  • Ties to other States: Raised in OR, close family in OR and CA
  • Undergraduate Major: Biology BS, graduated spring 2019
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.55
  • Science GPA: 3.45
  • MCAT Score: 506 (126-126-126-128)
  • Research Experience: undergrad lab assistant - 33 hours complete
  • Clinical Experience: escort and ICU volunteer - 280 hours complete, more planned after covid
  • Physician Shadowing: 31 hours complete, 12 hours scheduled (waiting for covid)
  • Non-Clinical Volunteering: wrote about some in essays, but nothing major that made it on work and activities section
  • Other Extracurricular Activities: intercollegiate athletics - 2.7k hours complete, eagle scout, 4H club
  • Employment History: retail assistant manager - 4037 hours complete, gymnastics coach - 277 hours complete, UPS package handler - 785 hours complete
  • Immediate family members in medicine: no
  • Interest in Rural Health: yes
  • Medical School List:
Meharry Medical College

Howard University College of Medicine

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Morehouse School of Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

University of Alabama School of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Arizona College of Medicine

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Albany Medical College

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin

Tulane University School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Creighton University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

New York Medical College

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
 

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What have you been doing since you graduated? I think you’re running on the lean side for clinical and no-clinical experiences, especially for the service based schools but that’s just me.
 

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What have you been doing since you graduated? I think you’re running on the lean side for clinical and no-clinical experiences, especially for the service based schools but that’s just me.

Hi! Thanks for replying, I see what you are saying.

Right after graduation, I traveled and then had a fall at gymnastics practice and had to get my spine fused, so I was recovering for a few months from that and had a lot of my plans disrupted. Then, I was coaching to pay my bills and volunteering in the ICU. I have also still been on my gymnastics team (you can continue after graduation), which is a big commitment 5 to 7 days a week.

I did write about some of my clinical experiences as a patient (growing up and recent) and volunteering/shadowing; but, I definitely want to get more, even though it's late. I want to get a scribe job hopefully soon, if possible. And some non-clinical volunteering if I have time.

Given my situation, do you think I should take any specific schools off my list?
 
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You have many state public schools on your list that accept very few (if any) non residents with your stats and no connection to the state. Unless you have a history of service to the African American community your chances are very low at the HBCUs. I suggest these schools with your stats:
U Washington
Washington State
Vermont
Quinnipiac
New York Medical College
Albany
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
George Washington
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Loma Linda
The GPA-MCAT grid shows you have less than a 50% chance for a MD acceptance so you should apply to DO schools also.
 

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You have many state public schools on your list that accept very few (if any) non residents with your stats and no connection to the state. Unless you have a history of service to the African American community your chances are very low at the HBCUs. I suggest these schools with your stats:
U Washington
Washington State
Vermont
Quinnipiac
New York Medical College
Albany
Seton Hall
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
George Washington
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Loyola
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Loma Linda
The GPA-MCAT grid shows you have less than a 50% chance for a MD acceptance so you should apply to DO schools also.
Thanks for the input!
 
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