School List/ WAMC cGPA 3.96, sGPA 3.98 MCAT: 514

mu2021

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Just got my MCAT score back so now looking for some advice on my school list. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  1. GPA:
    1. cGPA: 3.96 / sGPA(AMCAS): 3.98
  2. MCAT:
    1. 514 (129/128/129/128)
  3. Wisconsin resident- rural
  4. Ethnicity/Race
    1. Caucasian
  5. Undergrad:
    1. Medium/small private school in Midwest city
    2. Rising senior
    3. Biomedical Sciences Major/ Business Administration Minor
  6. Clinical Experience:
    1. Volunteering (Day Surgery, GI, companion) (~200 hours)
  7. Research experience and productivity
    1. 70 hours of research (no publication/ongoing)
    2. 200+ more projected over next year
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    1. 40 hours Shadowing: Internal Medicine (hospitalist), pathology, orthopedic surgery
  9. Non-clinical volunteering
    1. 25 hours Big Brothers Big Sisters
    2. 100 hours at free meal sites
  10. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. 700 hours TA’ing gross anatomy for PT and PA grad students (with a summer fellowship)
    2. 40 hours biology tutor
    3. 80 hours as a campus ambassador
    4. 700 hours various jobs
    5. Part of a mentoring program through the alumni association
    6. Treasurer for a pre-health honor society for the upcoming school year
  11. Other Notes
    1. 2 IAs for alcohol back to back weekends in September of sophomore year- no further incidents
    2. Have an interest in rural health but not necessarily interested in the rural health track offered by several schools
    3. Letters of Rec should all be very good. 3 science prof including my Dean, 1 non-science, and 1 physician.
  12. Current School List
    1. UW Madison
    2. MCW
    3. Loyola
    4. Creighton
    5. St. Louis
    6. Cincinnati
    7. Rosalind Franklin
    8. Oakland
    9. Wayne State
    10. Penn St.
    11. Vermont
    12. Toledo
    13. Emory
    14. Wake Forest
    15. Colorado
    16. Case Western Reserve
    17. Iowa
I’d like to apply to ~20 schools and ideally stay in the Midwest if possible, but open to suggestions. Thanks!
 

mu2021

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@Faha @Goro Thanks for the initial help Faha. Here's the (pseudo) final list I've put together. Do you think 23 schools are enough? Should I add another reach?
  • Reach
    • Northwestern
    • Case Western
    • Emory
    • Pittsburgh
  • All Others
    • UW Madison
    • Wake Forest
    • Cincinnati
    • Colorado
    • Western Michigan
    • Iowa
    • Ohio State
    • Loyola
    • Creighton
    • Jefferson
    • Penn St.
    • MCW
    • SLU
    • Lousiville
    • Toledo
    • Oakland
    • Wayne State
    • Eastern Virginia
    • VCU
 
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Toledo and Louisville accept few non residents with no connection to the state or region (half of Toledo's non residents are from Michigan some years). You can add any other schools I suggested above.
@Faha Noted, I'll reconsider those 2. In your opinion, is 23 schools enough to walk out of this cycle with a couple of schools to choose from?
Thanks a ton for letting me pick your brain!
 
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@Faha Noted, I'll reconsider those 2. In your opinion, is 23 schools enough to walk out of this cycle with a couple of schools to choose from?
Thanks a ton for letting me pick your brain!
Your clinical and non clinical volunteering hours are somewhat low for the 3 Jesuit schools and you also have 4 reaches. 23 schools may only be 16 that are realistic. Add a few more schools to your list of 23.
 

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Your clinical and non clinical volunteering hours are somewhat low for the 3 Jesuit schools and you also have 4 reaches. 23 schools may only be 16 that are realistic. Add a few more schools to your list of 23.
Ended up going with this list. Subbed Pitt for Michigan, switched out Toledo and UL, and added a couple more schools for a total of 26. Fingers crossed this cycle goes well and thanks for your help.
    • Case Western
    • Northwestern
    • Emory
    • Wake Forest
    • UW Madison
    • Cincinnati
    • Western Michigan
    • Iowa
    • Ohio State
    • Loyola
    • Creighton
    • MCW
    • SLU
    • Oakland
    • Wayne State
    • Rochester
    • Albany
    • EVMS
    • Jefferson
    • VCU
    • Michigan
    • Penn St.
    • Colorado
    • Quinnipiac
    • Seton Hall
    • Vermont
    • Rosalind Franklin
 
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