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MD WAMC: 4.0/522/Engineering w/ Meh ECs


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May 6, 2020
  1. Pre-Medical
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I spent a lot of time trying to come up with a list and hit a wall. My MCAT increased a lot from my practices so I had to scrap the list and start over. Would appreciate any feedback!

I'm in a weird place bc I am high stat with weak ECs

1. cGPA/sGPA: 4.0 both - Chemical Engineer
2. MCAT: 522 (132/129/131/130)
3. Residence: Midwest
4. Ethnicity/race: ORM, female
5. Undergrad: state school nothing impressive
6. Clinical Volunteering: this is my weakest area. ~20 hours free health screening in low SES area. ~85 hours local Spanish-speaking clinic (started during covid so not super hands-on w patients, but definitely spent 90% of the time with them)
7. Research: 1.5 years + 1 projected. no pubs, one poster ~ 1200 hours in total
8. Shadowing: 58 hours internal medicine. 2 different MDs, one for 8 hours, the other for 50.
9. Non-clinical volunteering: 110+ Hours: volunteering for high school speech tournaments, 42 Hours: held a leadership position during an out of state trip to a low SES zip code (volunteering centered around food insecurity), ~40 hours: coordinating/planning fundraising event (~190 total)
10. Other ECs: Leadership position in pre-med org, Leadership position in Engineering Honors Society (President now), all my positions were based on organizing events. ~400 hours across all.
11. Honors & Awards: dean's list + recently got an award for being the top junior in my engineering class, voted on by faculty. Couple others but all minor.

12. Other (Work): 3 years (+1 projected) as a pharmacy tech, certified for 2 years (>1800 hours). Tons of valuable experience, but doesn't count as clinical (retail)

Submitted AMCAS, expecting verification this week.

I have not taken CASPer. Scheduled 7/19

LORs from PI, 2 engineering profs, MD I shadowed

Tentative School List:

*this is too many, I know. I am aiming for 20-25 so I need to narrow this down but don't know where to start!

Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
State School
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Chicago Pritzker
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Stanford University School of Medicine
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Sep 15, 2012
  1. Attending Physician
You can remove Medical College Wisconsin since they will yield protect (keep if you are a Wisconsin resident) . St Louis expects many more clinical and non clinical hours than you have. Remove Wake Forest, George Washington and Jefferson since they will yield protect. You could add these schools:
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