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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by bioman137, May 12, 2014.

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  1. bioman137


    May 12, 2014
    Hey guys, long time lurker and first actual post. I will be applying to medical schools next cycle ,and I would like to know my chances. I am a Tennessee Resident and current undergrad at ETSU. Sorry for the wall of text in advance!!
    Biology major
    Classical Studies Minor
    Cumulative Gpa: 3.7
    BCPM Gpa: 3.68 (both are estimations assuming the next academic year goes as planned
    MCAT: 33

    2 years Genetics research 2 publications as 2nd author with a fairly well known Ph.D
    450ish volunteer hours
    - 200 hrs as a Volunteer Discharge Liason (interview patients leaving the hospital about their stay and problems with their care)
    -75 hrs at a Regional Cancer treatment center (talking to patients, bringing food, helping with paper work etc.)
    - 100 hrs as a Volunteer ICU attendant (assisting nurses with light tasks, answering call lights etc.)
    Vice President and Co-Founder of a Student pre-professional volunteering assosication 2 years around 30-35 active members.
    - around 100-150 hours of misc. community service through VA hospital, homeless clinics, various nursing homes, animal shelters, and a bit of environmental work cleaning up local lakes (all through above organization)
    2.5 year member (1 year national member) of Tri-Beta (Biological Honor Society)
    1 summer Gross Anatomy Lab Internship through Quillen COM
    300 hours shadowing
    125 through a DO surgeon
    75 through a MD Internal Medicine
    50 through MD Family Practice
    and I am trying to get in with a Infectious Disease MD this year

    Letters of Recommendation
    1 from Research Professor
    1 from DO Surgeon
    1 BioChem Professor

    The schools I am applying to are (Last 3 are stretch schools):
    Quillen COM
    Meharry (maybe not, since I just found out it is a predominantly African American exclusive school) *EDIT*
    UT COM
    LMU (DO)
    Pikeville (DO)
    Univ. Virginia COM
    Wake Forest

    Thanks for your honest opinions and feedback in advance!
    Last edited: May 12, 2014
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  3. buffalosoldier51


    May 12, 2014
    Looks good, especially your ECs. I'd say you have a good shot at your in-state schools, especially ETSU. Just going off the MSAR, UNC doesn't look like they take a lot of OOS, but I'm probably gonna apply there anyway, too. I would probably recommend adding a few more mid-tier private schools in addition to what you already have. Depending on where you want to live, there are a bunch in PA, NY, Chicago, etc.
  4. bioman137


    May 12, 2014
    I am wanting to stay relatively close to home, so that's why I listed the in state schools first.
  5. The Milkman

    The Milkman 2+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    at your doorstep
    What about Emory, Virginia Commonwealth, Eastern Virginia, Saint Louis? By the way, have you taken the MCAT already, and are those ECs current?
  6. bioman137


    May 12, 2014
    yep got a 33 and the EC's are all current
  7. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Good list! Delete Meherry and Duke.
    Goro suggests

    Quillen COM
    LMU (DO)
    Pikeville (DO)
    U WV
    WV COM
    Vanderbilt (if you can get both GPAs to 3.7 and stay there)
    Wake Forest
    AT Still
    U KY (maybe)
    U Louisville (maybe)

    Thanks for your honest opinions and feedback in advance![/QUOTE]
  8. bioman137


    May 12, 2014
    what about my EC's and GPA? my top pick is Quillen.
  9. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    Look great!!

    what about my EC's and GPA? my top pick is Quillen.[/QUOTE]

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