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School list/WAMC URM, 508 Unbalanced, 3.72 GPA, Athlete

Mr lastimpression

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Hello! I'm coming from a very small 4-year school where I did not have any prehealth advising, a prehealth committee, or any mentor to help out with the process. I'm looking for help with a school list (with maybe 2-5 reaches) and my chances this cycle. Also, I wouldn't be able to retake this year because of work/other obligations. I haven't seen much about CARS/subsection screens, but a lot of MD schools do not have that low of a CARS in their 10th percentile in MSAR. My WARS score is an 80 and LizzyM is 67.2

If a retake is needed, should I do an SMP or DIY postbac during that extra time too for the next cycle? I would be 3 years out of school at that time if I did and I would plan to do it for ECs/research/academics.

State/Country of Residence: Georgia, hope to stay in-state or go to Florida
Ties to other States/Regions: Florida/NY through family
Year in School: Graduated
Ethnicity: AA/Haitian
Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): Major: Biology with a "concentration" in Biochemistry (concentration is really just advanced biochemistry, analytical, and physical chemistry added + research). Graduated with the Honors Program
Graduate Degrees (if applicable): None
Cumulative GPA: 3.72
Science GPA: 3.6
MCAT Score(s): 508 (127/123/128/130)

Research Experience: 1 small research project at home school in behavioral genetics, UAB biomedical research internship doing x-ray crystallography ~50 hrs/week w/presentation, ABRCMS research award and poster presentation
Physician Shadowing: 150+ hours

Non-Clinical Volunteering: 100-120 hours nondedicated, spread out

Other Extracurricular Activities: Nationally ranked athlete (top 20), well over 6000 hours of training since the start. Collegiate, national, and state records broken. President of a prehealth club my senior year, officer in a League of Legends Club.

Other Employment History: ~1000 hours as a medical scribe, cut granite/operated forklifts in a granite warehouse, fitness attendant at the school gym. **Waiting to hear back for a job from a small practice running a COVID testing site, I would be helping with getting HPI from patients at the site. Maybe more responsibility

Immediate family members in healthcare? (Y/N): Yes- Father is a PA, mother is a nurse's aide.
Specialty of Interest (if applicable): Dream of Anesthesiology or trauma, very open-minded
Interet in Primary Care: Open to the possibility
Interest in Rural Health (Y/N):No
Other: Period of inactivity during Fall 2019 due to my house burning down. Had to deal with several things related to this.

I'm thankful for any feedback!

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I suggest these schools with your stats and regional preference:
Medical College Georgia
Mercer
Morehouse
Meharry
Howard
Miami
USF Morsani
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Central Florida
NOVA MD
Wake Forest
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Tulane
George Washington
Georgetown
 
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Mr lastimpression

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  1. Pre-Medical
I suggest these schools with your stats and regional preference:
Medical College Georgia
Mercer
Morehouse
Meharry
Howard
Miami
USF Morsani
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Central Florida
NOVA MD
Wake Forest
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Tulane
George Washington
Georgetown
Thank you! You're doing great work on these threads
 
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