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isrdero
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california resident and went to a UC

32P 8VR 12PS 12BS
BCPM 3.94
CUM. 3.90

-2 summers research at a small biotech company (both summer's unique in their goals)
-1 summer research in a academic lab with foundation work to a paper (didn't finish)
-2 years post college working at a large biotech in oncology research
-100+ hours emergency room clinical research
-100+ hours pediatric patient care
-4 years campus ministry (leader 3 years, president 1 year)
- various awards/academic achievements/scholarships blah blah blah
-plus other significant EC's
-7 letters of rec (3 bosses, 2 science prof's, 1 science prof/major advisor, 1 social science prof)



I think that's pretty much the nitty-gritty.

My question is this, should I seek to apply to schools OUTSIDE of the top 50 (according to the oh so accurate US News rankings)? Or, would I be shooting myself in the foot if I didn't?

Anyways, I pretty much have a list of 30 schools from the top 50 that I plan to apply too... any suggestions as to which schools to/not to apply to would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.
 
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isrdero
10+ Year Member
Apr 5, 2008
966
37
Status
Fellow [Any Field]
california resident and went to a UC

32P 8VR 12PS 12BS
BCPM 3.94
CUM. 3.90

-2 summers research at a small biotech company (both summer's unique in their goals)
-1 summer research in a academic lab with foundation work to a paper (didn't finish)
-2 years post college working at a large biotech in oncology research
-100+ hours emergency room clinical research
-100+ hours pediatric patient care
-4 years campus ministry (leader 3 years, president 1 year)
- various awards/academic achievements/scholarships blah blah blah
-plus other significant EC's
-7 letters of rec (3 bosses, 2 science prof's, 1 science prof/major advisor, 1 social science prof)



I think that's pretty much the nitty-gritty.

My question is this, should I seek to apply to schools OUTSIDE of the top 50 (according to the oh so accurate US News rankings)? Or, would I be shooting myself in the foot if I didn't?

Anyways, I pretty much have a list of 30 schools from the top 50 that I plan to apply too... any suggestions as to which schools to/not to apply to would be awesome.

Thanks in advance.
Please help me out. I would like to apply to at least 25 schools, and I definitely do not want to shoot myself in the foot and have to re-apply/re-take the MCAT. Thanks in advance.

FOR SURE
  1. UCSF
  2. UCLA
  3. UCI
  4. UCD
  5. UCSD
  6. Stanford
  7. USC
  8. Pritzker
  9. Northwestern
  10. Oregon H&S
  11. AECOM
  12. UMich
  13. UPitt
  14. U of Colorado
  15. UW (yeah i'm OOS, but i have family there and want to try)
  16. Cornell
  17. Columbia
MAYBE
  1. Baylor
  2. Georgetown
  3. Harvard
  4. Johns Hopkins
  5. Mount Sinai
  6. New York University
  7. University of Vermont
  8. University of Maryland
  9. Yale
  10. Dartmouth
  11. Tufts

PROBABLY NOT
  1. Case Western
  2. Duke
  3. Emory
  4. Mayo
  5. Ohio State
  6. U of Virginia
  7. U of Wisc
  8. Wake Forest
  9. WashU
  10. Vanderbilt
  11. Brown