WAMC 3.52/525


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Jul 7, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
    Thanks for your help. I just got my MCAT scores and I am confused as to where to apply given my split stats. I worry I am not top 20 material given my GPA and extracurriculars not being mind-blowing. I also fear getting screened out from some schools because of the high MCAT. Not trying to sound whiny, but I honestly am perplexed as to what to do to maximize my chances without applying to 50+ schools. Thanks!
    • cGPA and sGPA: 3.52/3.57 - No strong trend.
    • Age: 25
    • MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 525 (131/132/131/131)
    • State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): CA.
    • Ethnicity and/or race: White
    • Undergraduate institution or category: CA state school
    • Degree: Biology
    • Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer): ~200+ hours at a free clinic, 250+ hours as ER volunteer
    • Research experience and productivity: 5000+ hours, one mid-author publication. Most of the hours in industry so not much in the way of publications relative to hours.
    • Shadowing experience and specialties represented: ENT (50 hours), Cardiology (50 Hrs)
    • Non-clinical volunteering: None
    • Other extracurricular activities: TA for upper division bio class. Swim instructor. Volunteer national park docent.
    • Anything else not listed you think might be important: Married to an RN. I recently started ball room dancing!


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    Sep 15, 2012
    1. Attending Physician
      I suggest these schools with your stats:
      The UCs
      USC Keck
      California University
      Boston University
      Mount Sinai
      St. Louis
      U Michigan
      Ohio State
      Case Western
      Washington University
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