WAMC (4.0/512/MD/ORM)

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  1. cGPA/sGPA: 4.0
  2. 512 (129/127/126/130)
  3. IL resident
  4. ORM (Asian)
  5. Private IL Uni
  6. Clinical experience
    • 160 hr (+400 expected) MA at GI clinic
    • 100 hr Nursing home volunteer
  7. Research experience and productivity
    • 750 hr Organic Chemistry Research, poster presentation, (LOR)
    • 700 hr as Lab Assistant/Researcher (LOR)
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    • Surgical PA shadow 30 hr
    • Cardiologist Shadow 200hr (LOR)
  9. Non-clinical volunteering
    • 100 hrs Habitat for Humanity service trip
    • 350 hr Soup Kitchen Chicago
  10. Other extracurricular activities
    • Treasurer of Make a Wish chapter
    • Rugby Club
    • TA for Organic Chem
  11. Relevant honors or awards
    • Deans List, Full Scholarships for merit/financial need
  12. Anything else not listed you think might be important
    • Disadvantaged-Pell Grant/FAP Recipient
  13. School List:

    MD: RFU, Loyola, RUSH, UIC, Penn State, Tulane, SUNY Down, SIU, Tufts, Quinnipiac, Indiana, George Washington, NOVA SE, UCONN, Wake Forest, Wayne State

    DO: CCOM
Worried my MCAT/EC are lacking for the cycle

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Rush expects far more clinical exposure hours than you have. I suggest these schools with your stats:
UIC
SIU
Rosalind Franklin
Medical College Wisconsin
Western Michigan
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Indiana
Iowa
St. Louis
Creighton
TCU
Belmont
NOVA MD
Tulane
Wake Forest
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
Georgetown
George Washington
Penn State
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Hackensack
New York Medical College
Albany
Vermont
Quinnipiac
Tufts
Alice Walton (when it opens)
Roseman (when it opens)
 
Your EC's are satisfactory, but keep building the hours as much as you can, especially for Rush which typically wants to see more commitment and impact (closer to 1000 total hours).

I would consider Stritch/Loyola: see their posted "average" matriculant experience hours (though I don't like using averages). They also are among the early champions to consider DACA and first-gen students.
 
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@Mr.Smile12 Thank you for the advice, I will continue building hours the best I can. Besides that do you think that 512 is hurting my app and is it worth retaking the MCAT to get a higher score?
 
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@Mr.Smile12 Thank you for the advice, I will continue building hours the best I can. Besides that do you think that 512 is hurting my app and is it worth retaking the MCAT to get a higher score?
The schools Faha listed should be fine with your MCAT 512. Mission fit gets the II's/A's.
 
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