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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by bioman137, 05.12.14.

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  1. bioman137

    bioman137

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    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!!
    Caucasian
    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

    Extracurriculars:
    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)
    UNC COM
    Univ. Virginia COM
    Vanderbilt
    Wake Forest
    Duke


    Thanks for your honest opinions and feedback in advance!
     
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  3. buffalosoldier51

    buffalosoldier51

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    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

    bioman137

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    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

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    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

    bioman137

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    yep got a 33 and the EC's are all current
     
  7. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Good list! Delete Meherry and Duke.
    Goro suggests

    Quillen COM
    UTN COM
    LMU (DO)
    Pikeville (DO)
    U WV
    WV COM
    EVMS
    VCU
    CampbellCOM
    Vanderbilt (if you can get both GPAs to 3.7 and stay there)
    Wake Forest
    AT Still
    VCOM
    VCOM-SC
    PCOM-GA
    U KY (maybe)
    U Louisville (maybe)





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

    bioman137

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

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Look great!!

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

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