California is a tough place to apply.I'm wondering why I haven't received any interview invites. Traditional applicant, top 20 top large research undergraduate. 515 MCAT (one sitting) 3.85 cGPA and 3.9 sGPA. Have six LORs (all science profs and one PI). ORM, CA resident. Major research (4 years in summer) at top tier research institutions, no publications but multiple poster presentations and presentations to faculty. >250 hours of hospital volunteering in university hospital w/direct patient experience. Tutoring/teaching undergraduates chemistry courses. COVID volunteer at testing center. I realize it's still early, but wondering if anything in my background/experience is lacking. Applied broadly to 32 schools (instate and out of state privates and some public).
How top-heavy did you apply?
Thanks for your reply. Applied to: all the UC schools, Kaiser, USC and Stanford (worked there one summer and have additional connection). OOS schools: Jefferson, Tufts, Rochester, Stony Brook, Dartmouth, Emory, Wake Forest, Pitt, Cincinnati, Hofstra, Case, Northwestern, UVA, Ohio State, Penn, Iowa, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Wash U, Cornell, Maryland, Einstein, BU, Icahn, Harvard (worked there for summer and rec letter from there), JHU, Indiana.
Do you think it's too late to add any more schools. I was verified by AMCAS in earliest round (July 10th) and submitted secondaries to most schools within 2 weeks, some within a month. My last submission was last week to Iowa and Maryland.