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MD Sub 3.0 undergrad GPA, 4.0 SMP GPA, 519 MCAT.

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    You have no volunteering at all here. I mean volunteering abroad is frowned upon and you have only 40hr non-clinical volunteering in the US. I don’t think you should be applying at all until you get at least 150 for both. People who apply to top 10 have hundreds if not thousands in volunteering hours. Grades are not everything and research is lower in importance.

    Hopefully one of the big names will reply to you soon. Good luck
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      You need more volunteering hours, both clinical and non-clinical. You have almost too low; I'd like to see double. STOP research if you're still doing it. And no need to shadow anymore. 100 hrs is overkill.
      I suggest:
      Columbia
      NYU
      BU
      Case
      Duke
      Hofstra
      Vandy
      Tufts
      Drexel
      SLU
      U Miami
      Albany
      NYMC
      Your state schools
      GWU
      Gtown
      Wake
      Wayne State
      Netter
      Loyola
      Rush
      Tulane
      Mayo
      Pitt
      Any DO school. I can't recommend Touro-NY, Nova, Wm Carey, LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide.
       
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        If you're applying next cycle: you've still got time to get a few hundred hours' worth of hospice volunteering and a couple hundred hours of nonclinical work. Hell, even 100 of each will put you in good shape; ideally, you'd have 200 of each.
         

        MedicineN'Jazz

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          Thank you for your suggestion.
          To clarify, are you recommending that I apply to high tier schools like Columbia, Vanderbilt, NYU, Pitt and Mayo despite my lack of volunteer hours?
          If you’re into donations, go ahead. Having a 4.0 SMP GPA is impressive, but schools like Columbia and Pitt will not over look a 2.9/2.8 GPA
           

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            Thank you for your suggestion.
            To clarify, are you recommending that I apply to high tier schools like Columbia, Vanderbilt, NYU, Pitt and Mayo despite my lack of volunteer hours?
            No, you especially need some good ECs for them, as well as the service loving schools like SLU and Tulane

            Once you buff up your app, then apply to the schools on the list.

            As of right now, I'm concerned about your lack of ECs.
             

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              If you’re into donations, go ahead. Having a 4.0 SMP GPA is impressive, but schools like Columbia and Pitt will not over look a 2.9/2.8 GPA
              Actually, the reason I included them on the list is because they reward reinvention. NYU cares more about the MCAT, stat ****** that they are.
               
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                Actually, the reason I included them on the list is because they reward reinvention. NYU cares more about the MCAT, stat ****** that they are.
                Be that as it may, NYU is all about their “standards.” The MCAT may like their interest, but a sub 3.0 GPA.....yo no sé
                If OP was on a budget, i’d Give that school a hard pass
                 
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