WAMC: 3.9, 518 - Need help with school list

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GPA: 3.9

MCAT: 518

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WAMC?
- Please help me build my school list!
- I feel like MCAT is a little low for T10 schools and I'm worried I'll apply too top-heavy.
- My app is a little light on research as well (all clinical 1-off summer/semester projects, nothing extensive or sustained) and I know that is valued at a lot of the T10 schools.
- Would love a list of OOS friendly schools and/or schools that offer merit based financial aid.
- Currently a senior and am graduating this May so I have a gap year already locked in.

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I suggest these schools with your stats:
Brown
Dartmouth
Vermont
Boston University
Tufts
Hofstra
Einstein
Mount Sinai
NYU
Rochester
Pittsburgh
Jefferson
Case Western
Ohio State
Cincinnati
U Michigan
Western Michigan
Washington University
St. Louis
Tulane
Kaiser
USC Keck
Miami
USF Morsani
Duke
Georgetown
 
You have a very well rounded application with excellent stats. You have a shot at top programs. I had a very similar app to yours and ended up with a few top 20 interviews and acceptances.

I would however suggest having a solid base of safeties/regional schools, and then adding those reaches on top. Faha above has suggested a good list. Have at least 20.
 
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I suggest these schools with your stats:
Brown
Dartmouth
Vermont
Boston University
Tufts
Hofstra
Einstein
Mount Sinai
NYU
Rochester
Pittsburgh
Jefferson
Case Western
Ohio State
Cincinnati
U Michigan
Western Michigan
Washington University
St. Louis
Tulane
Kaiser
USC Keck
Miami
USF Morsani
Duke
Georgetown
Thank you for the list Faha! Would you not advise trying Stanford or are they too research heavy of a school?
 
You have a very well rounded application with excellent stats. You have a shot at top programs. I had a very similar app to yours and ended up with a few top 20 interviews and acceptances.

I would however suggest having a solid base of safeties/regional schools, and then adding those reaches on top. Faha above has suggested a good list. Have at least 20.
Thanks for your input Banco!
 
UCSF
UCLA
UCSD
Emory
U CO
U WI
BAYLOR
VANDY
U MA
SUNY.SB
Hi Goro,

I wanted to say thanks again as I've almost finalized my list for schools and all your input has been invaluable. I wanted to quickly ask why you suggested Baylor? I saw that they recently moved to TMDSAS and I wasn't sure if that would affect their IS/OOS ratio or if it was worth submitting an application as an OOS applicant with no ties to TX.
 
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Hi Goro,

I wanted to say thanks again as I've almost finalized my list for schools and all your input has been invaluable. I wanted to quickly ask why you suggested Baylor? I saw that they recently moved to TMDSAS and I wasn't sure if that would affect their IS/OOS ratio or if it was worth submitting an application as an OOS applicant with no ties to TX.
As a private school, and based upon MSAR's IS/OOS percentages, I think that top applicants have a chance there, even if from OOS.
 
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