WAMC - 3.56/513/CA/ORM

percenttoexplosion

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    First time applicant looking for some feedback on my school list. Any input is appreciated!

    • CA ORM
    • cGPA: 3.56, AMCAS sGPA: 3.36, AACOMAS sGPA: 3.50
    • MCAT: 513 (127/130/126/130)
    • Undergrad at a top 5 public school, Class of 2020
    • Major in Nutritional Science, Minor in Ethnic Studies
    • Trilingual
    • Clinical Experience: 1500+ hours as a scribe/MA at a PCP's office,
    • Non-clinical Work Experience: 1000 hours as a cashier, 300 hours at a surgical cadaver lab of a med school, 150 hours as a TA for a ethnic studies class, 100+ hours as a private tutor
    • Volunteer Experience: 300+ at a local community health center, 200 hours between various on-campus orgs
    • Research Experience: 500 hours in a wet research lab, no pubs
    • Shadowing Experience: 25 hours at an IM DO office, 20 hours at a FM office
    • LORs: 2 science professors, 1 non-science, 1 MD
    • Interest in underserved
    • Interest in public health/MPH

    My School List (33 MD/5 DO)
    • UCSF
    • UCLA (Geffen)
    • USC (Keck)
    • UC Davis
    • UC San Diego
    • UC Irvine
    • UC Riverside
    • CUSM
    • Rush
    • Albert Einstein
    • Oregon
    • Tufts
    • Emory
    • Sidney Kimmel at Jefferson
    • U of Miami
    • Georgetown
    • EVMS
    • Temple (Katz)
    • U of Arizona - Phoenix
    • MCW
    • U of Illinois - Chicago
    • Tulane
    • Loyola Stritch
    • Indiana
    • Wake Forest
    • NYMC
    • Hackensack Meridian (Seton Hall)
    • Creighton
    • RFU-Chicago Med
    • Drexel
    • TCU/UNTHSC
    • U of Vermont (Larner)
    • Albany
    • Western University - Pomona
    • Touro University - CA
    • Midwestern - CCOM and AZCOM
    • ATSU - SOMA
    Again, appreciate any and all input. Thanks in advance!
     

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      Many of the CA schools on your list are reaches with your GPAs. I suggest these schools with your stats:
      Vermont
      Quinnipiac
      New York Medical College
      Albany
      Seton Hall
      Drexel
      Temple
      Jefferson
      Penn State
      George Washington
      Georgetown
      Virginia Commonwealth
      Eastern Virginia
      Wake Forest
      NOVA MD
      Tulane
      TCU-UNT
      Creighton
      Loyola
      Rosalind Franklin
      Rush
      Medical College Wisconsin
      Western Michigan
      Oakland Beaumont
      Wayne State
      California University
      Loma Linda (if you fit their mission)
      UC Riverside (if you are from that region)
      For DO schools I suggest these:
      WESTERN
      TUCOM-CA
      AZCOM
      TUNCOM
      ATSU-KCOM
      KCU-COM
      DMU-COM
      MU-COM
      CUSOM
      PCOM
      NYITCOM
      Touro-NY
       
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      percenttoexplosion

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        Many of the CA schools on your list are reaches with your GPAs. I suggest these schools with your stats:
        Vermont
        Quinnipiac
        New York Medical College
        Albany
        Seton Hall
        Drexel
        Temple
        Jefferson
        Penn State
        George Washington
        Georgetown
        Virginia Commonwealth
        Eastern Virginia
        Wake Forest
        NOVA MD
        Tulane
        TCU-UNT
        Creighton
        Loyola
        Rosalind Franklin
        Rush
        Medical College Wisconsin
        Western Michigan
        Oakland Beaumont
        Wayne State
        California University
        Loma Linda (if you fit their mission)
        UC Riverside (if you are from that region)
        For DO schools I suggest these:
        WESTERN
        TUCOM-CA
        AZCOM
        TUNCOM
        ATSU-KCOM
        KCU-COM
        DMU-COM
        MU-COM
        CUSOM
        PCOM
        NYITCOM
        Touro-NY
        Thanks for the feedback Faha!

        Considering that I have ties to the region, would UC Davis still be considered a reach here?
         
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          I wouldn't call UC Davis a reach necessarily, it's at least more attainable than UCSF/UCLA. But your gpa is a bit low for a nutrition major and without knowing the overall arc of your application, it's hard to determine just how competitive you are. Definitely get a mix of out of state public schools in there too. Your school list actually looks pretty good
           
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            I wouldn't call UC Davis a reach necessarily, it's at least more attainable than UCSF/UCLA. But your gpa is a bit low for a nutrition major and without knowing the overall arc of your application, it's hard to determine just how competitive you are. Definitely get a mix of out of state public schools in there too. Your school list actually looks pretty good
            Yeah I realize UCSF and UCLA are long shots but I figured why not 😅. Appreciate the feedback!
             
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