Oct 28, 2013
16
7
Status
Pre-Medical
I've realized that applying to one school EDP next year is not pragmatic and I therefore created a tentative school list for the upcoming year (3.71S, 3.76C): 6 months as a board member for philanthropic campus activity, 6 months of chemistry research, 6 months shadowing a physician, countless hours cleaning labs for the benefit of freshman lab courses, 2 years volunteering at a youth center. In addition, I should have a few months of clinical volunteering and I'm pursuing a leadership position in my honors college.


I've got VERY strong letters from a volunteer coordinator, my PI and a science professor who constantly professed that I was his best student (don't worry, it didn't go to my head). I'm taking my MCAT next summer and my practice scores have fluctuated between 30-35. What else should I be doing?

University of Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
Florida International University
University of Miami
University of South Florida
Temple University
Icahn
Cornell
NYU
Boston
Maryland
Geffen
Keck
Stanford
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
52,683
76,446
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
Looks like a good list to me. Suggest replacing UCLA with Duke, and adding Vandy, Wake-Forest, Pitt, Emory and JHU, especially if MCAT is in mid-high 30s.

I've realized that applying to one school EDP next year is not pragmatic and I therefore created a tentative school list for the upcoming year (3.71S, 3.76C): 6 months as a board member for philanthropic campus activity, 6 months of chemistry research, 6 months shadowing a physician, countless hours cleaning labs for the benefit of freshman lab courses, 2 years volunteering at a youth center. In addition, I should have a few months of clinical volunteering and I'm pursuing a leadership position in my honors college.


I've got VERY strong letters from a volunteer coordinator, my PI and a science professor who constantly professed that I was his best student (don't worry, it didn't go to my head). I'm taking my MCAT next summer and my practice scores have fluctuated between 30-35. What else should I be doing?

University of Florida
Florida Atlantic University
University of Central Florida
Florida International University
University of Miami
University of South Florida
Temple University
Icahn
Cornell
NYU
Boston
Maryland
Geffen
Keck
Stanford
 

wannabeMD19

5+ Year Member
Sep 7, 2011
304
65
Status
Medical Student (Accepted)
Would suggest Jefferson, GWU, Georgetown, UVa, Albany, Rochester (if you don't mind the cold…), Wake Forest, SUNY Downstate or NYMC (if you want to be in the NYC area).
 
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SaintSteezy
Oct 28, 2013
16
7
Status
Pre-Medical
Thanks for the replies!

I definitely find the NYC area ideal (I'm from Florida and I'm sick of heat and humidity) so I'll consider your suggestion wannabeMD19.

Goro: you really think I'd be competitive for JHU?