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WAMC? 517 MCAT, 3.8cGPA. Top 20 thoughts?

premed3156

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Hey everyone, I need advice with my school list! Trying to stick to 25-30 schools (closer to 25 ideally…). Thoughts on deletions/additions? Strong preference for urban schools.

3.8 cGPA, 3.7 sGPA (upward GPA trend with 3.9 junior year and 4.0 senior year; 3.9 sGPA junior-senior year)
MCAT: 517 (130/128/129/130)
Top 10 Undergrad
Research: 1100 hours clinical research (no pubs, wrote honors thesis) + another 750 hours total summer research
Paid Clinical: 1300 hours as ER scribe
Shadowing: 150 hours (not including shadowing done during research activities)
Clinical volunteering: 375 hours
Non-clinical volunteering: 300 hours
Biology TA: 150 Hours
Undergrad mentoring: 125 hours
Intercollegiate athletics: 2000+ hours (+all-region award, national championship)
Extracurriculars/Leadership (religious org, student club leader positions): 900+ total hours
Paid employment: 380 hours (work-study)
State: VA
LOR: 5, strong

Stanford
Columbia
Harvard
NYU
Yale
Vanderbilt
Northwestern
Cornell
Mt Sinai
UCLA
U Michigan
Case + CCLMS
Pitt
BU
Emory
UVA
UNC
USC
Brown
Tufts
Georgetown
Jefferson
Colorado
Miami
VCU
Tulane
Loyola

Do I have way too many top tier schools? Thoughts on CA OOS? I was also debating about UCSF or Kaiser and Texas reach schools (Baylor, UT Southwestern). Thanks in advance!
 
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You do have many top tier schools on your list but have enough other schools where you have a reasonable chance for an interview. You should include your other state schools-Eastern Virginia and Virginia Tech.
I appreciate your feedback- thank you! Do you have any recommendations for other non-VA schools to add? Also, any suggestions for which top tier schools to cut from my list?
 
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Hey there! I agree with Faha, your list is a bit top heavy. I had a 3.9/517 and got no interviews at T20s - granted coming from a T10 will likely help you more than me going to a state school did (and I def know people with around our stats who got interviews at them). The midtiers Faha listed were high yield for me - I got interviews at three of them (Rochester, SLU, and Hofstra). Would also recommend Wake Forest and Dartmouth.
 
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