Should I reapply this upcoming cycle or the one after?

Oct 1, 2020
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Hi everyone, seeing as the next cycle looms near and I don't have any As yet, I am looking for some advice for reapplication. Thanks in advance for all your help!

Current situation:
4 II, 0 A, 2 WL, 1 post-II R
3.85 and 514, Cali resident, applied broadly
~1500 research hours (2 different labs), 200 clinical (hospital volunteering), 100 volunteer (mostly COVID aid), 40 shadowing (2 different specialties), 1 presentation and a TA experience

This past year while applying:
part-time in same research lab, 1 pub from that lab (maybe more accepted soon), 3 months part-time data analysis for SARS assays, 100 clinical / shadowing hours where I got to perform perform physicals and touch tumors

My question is whether or not my application has improved significantly enough to reapply this upcoming cycle, or should wait another year?


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Mar 4, 2017
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It looks like the only other thing that you could have done was add more volunteer hours so I would say you should be good to go for this upcoming cycle.

I would be surprised though if you did not get accepted off one of the three schools that you are currently waitlisted at.
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Your resume looks pretty solid. I am rooting for you to get off the waitlist but I would jump right back in if that is not the case. Did you apply to DO schools?

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