School List Help

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May 12, 2024
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Please don’t quote! Thank you
cGPA: 3.90
sGPA: 3.90
MCAT: 524 (130/132/130/132)
State of residence: CA
Ethnicity: ORM
Undergrad: T50 Public
Clinical experience volunteer:
Clinical experience non-volunteer:
-Medical assistant, 1200+ hours (LOR from department head)
Research experience and productivity:
  • 1400 hours across three years in one lab. 1 poster at national conference and pub in review (LOR from PI)
-80 hours in internal medicine
Non-clinical volunteering:
-Assist unhoused population with access to medical care (200 hours over three year)
-Distributing food to low income families (50 hours over one year)
Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc):
-TA for upper and lower division bio classes (LOR from professor I TAed for and took classes under)
-Rehab Aide at home for patients recovering from TBIs, ~500 hours, not sure if this is clinical it was mainly assisting with physical therapy under physical therapists

School list:
  1. UCSF
  2. UCLA
  3. UCSD
  4. UCI
  5. UCD
  6. Kaiser
  7. USC
  8. CUSOM
  9. Northstate
  10. Columbia
  11. Yale
  12. Stanford
  13. NYU
  14. Duke
  15. Vanderbilt
  16. WashU
  17. Northwestern
  18. Pitt
  19. U Chicago
  20. Michigan
  21. Cornell
  22. Brown
  23. Emory
  24. Dartmouth
  25. Northstate
  26. Colorado
  27. Case Western
  28. Rochester
  29. USF
  30. Hofstra

I think my list is top heavy but I'm not too sure what other schools to add. Thank you for any advice you can offer!

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You have a pretty strong app so good job! You should now be thinking about "mission fit" - that is, what schools work with what populations/interests in medicine that suit you and the experiences you've done so far.

Agree about Northstate