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MD WAMC: 3.58 GPA - strong upward trend 3.49 science GPA 510 MCAT Nevada Resident

Cpt Ahab

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Hey everyone!

I am trying to help my girlfriend find a school list for her to apply to this fall. I told her she needs to shrink her list down to 30 schools, so I apologize for the long list. Would you all mind giving us some pointers here?

Again, here is her information:
3.58 GPA - (strong upward trend after freshman year) 3.49 science GPA - 510 MCAT Nevada Resident 200 hours shadowing 300 hours clinical volunteering 600 hours non-clinical volunteering 2 research labs - one poster, no publications. Her father is a physician.

Without going into specifics, her volunteer experience is stellar, and she won an award for one activity in particular.

UNLV and UNR Medical Schools
Albany Medical College
California University of Science and Medicine-School and Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Cooper medical school of Rowan University
Drexel University College of Medicine
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
East Virginia Medical School
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida State University College of Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Howard University College of Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Meharry Medical College
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
New York Medical College
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Tulane University School of Medicine
Wayne State University
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
University of California, Riverside School of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Kentucky School of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine / School of Medicine Greenville
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine

Thanks so much everyone.
 

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Would cross out a few of the schools on this list, due to their in-state bias (I’m assuming your girlfriend has no connection to the following states):

East Tennessee + University of Tennessee
Florida State
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Marshall
Both of the South Carolina colleges
Arkansas
Kansas
California, Riverside
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota
Oklahoma
West Virginia (I interviewed here as OOS; I think she has a great chance at getting an interview here, but they tend to WL almost all their OOS people)

I’m also iffy on the Texas schools, Kentucky, Virginia Tech (From what I’ve heard, they favor people with a lot of research experience), many of the Michigan schools (high OOS tuition), and Toledo.

I would recommend adding Rush (in Chicago) to your list, due to her extensive service record.

Do you or your girlfriend have access to MSAR? If not, I’d recommend investing the 28 dollars and getting it. I found it super useful in whittling my list down to 30-ish schools and it tells you the schools with heavy in-state bias.
 
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Would cross out a few of the schools on this list, due to their in-state bias (I’m assuming your girlfriend has no connection to the following states):

East Tennessee + University of Tennessee
Florida State
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Marshall
Both of the South Carolina colleges
Arkansas
Kansas
California, Riverside
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota
Oklahoma
West Virginia (I interviewed here as OOS; I think she has a great chance at getting an interview here, but they tend to WL almost all their OOS people)

I’m also iffy on the Texas schools, Kentucky, Virginia Tech (From what I’ve heard, they favor people with a lot of research experience), many of the Michigan schools (high OOS tuition), and Toledo.

I would recommend adding Rush (in Chicago) to your list, due to her extensive service record.

Do you or your girlfriend have access to MSAR? If not, I’d recommend investing the 28 dollars and getting it. I found it super useful in whittling my list down to 30-ish schools and it tells you the schools with heavy in-state bias.

OK we will make the recommended changes. Thank you so much for your time! Yes we have just purchased the MSAR. It looks super helpful thanks!
 
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She has many state public schools on her list that accept few non residents with here stats and no connection to the state (New Mexico admitted only 2 non residents last year). Unless she is African American she should also remove Meharry, Howard and Morehouse. I suggest these schools from the list:
UNLV and UNR Medical Schools
Albany Medical College
California University of Science and Medicine-School and Medicine
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Drexel University College of Medicine
East Virginia Medical School
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Hackensack-Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
New York Medical College
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
Wayne State University
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
She could add these schools:
Jefferson
Georgetown
Virginia Commonwealth
NOVA MD
Oakland Beaumont
Rush
 
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Would cross out a few of the schools on this list, due to their in-state bias (I’m assuming your girlfriend has no connection to the following states):

East Tennessee + University of Tennessee
Florida State
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Marshall
Both of the South Carolina colleges
Arkansas
Kansas
California, Riverside
New Mexico
North Dakota
South Dakota
Oklahoma
West Virginia (I interviewed here as OOS; I think she has a great chance at getting an interview here, but they tend to WL almost all their OOS people)

I’m also iffy on the Texas schools, Kentucky, Virginia Tech (From what I’ve heard, they favor people with a lot of research experience), many of the Michigan schools (high OOS tuition), and Toledo.

I would recommend adding Rush (in Chicago) to your list, due to her extensive service record.

Do you or your girlfriend have access to MSAR? If not, I’d recommend investing the 28 dollars and getting it. I found it super useful in whittling my list down to 30-ish schools and it tells you the schools with heavy in-state bias.
There are only 2 TX schools on this list, and
1. TCU/UNTHSC is private and has no in-state quotas (all states welcome to apply) and uses AMCAS
2. Her stats are probably good enough for UTRGV, but they only take 5 OOS students per year so not sure it's worth it to fill out the separate TMDSAS app for this school alone.
 
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