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  • Year in school: Junior
  • State of Residence: CA
  • Undergrad institution: Well recognized Southern California School
  • cGPA: 3.98
  • sGPA: 3.97
  • MCAT: 512 (128/128/129/127) and 513 (128/126/129/130)
  • Clinical Research
    • 2 years at Radiation Oncology Department
    • 6 months Brain and Creativity Institute research
    • Starting as a Research Cancer Project Assistance at well know institute (~ 6 months)
  • Clinical Experience
    • Assisted in the patient education department at a clinic to create Diabetes pamphlets
  • Shadowing
    • Urgent Care: 10 hours
    • Dermatosis: 40 hours
    • Cardiologist: 60
  • Non-clinical volunteering
Joint Educational Project (~100 hours)
Taught a science curriculum to second graders at a nearby elementary school
Science Outreach (~100 hours)
taught science topics to 3rd graders and performed science experiments at a nearby
underprivileged elementary school
Tutored Chemistry and Biology to underprivileged high school student in summer
  • Work
    • TA and Supplemental instruction leader for General Biology
    • Tutor organic chemistry, general chemistry, statistics
Question:

-Is it a negative point not improving on MCAT on the retake?

-Any suggestions on my school list? (I know a lot, but I am going to apply to 40 + schools).

-Do I need to add DO or Texas School to my list?

School list to choose from:

Albert Einstein

Boston
Brown

California University of Science and Medicine

Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Dartmouth
Drexel
Emory

Florida Atlantic University
George Washington
Georgetown

Kaiser Permanente

Loma Linda University
Medical College of Wisconsin
New York Medical College

Pennsylvania State University
Quinnipiac

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson

Saint Louis University

State University of New York Upstate
Stonybrook
Temple

Ohio State University
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts

University of Arizona – Phoenix

University of California Irvine

University of California Los Angeles

University of California Riverside

University of California San Diego

University of Central Florida

University of Cincinnati

University of Iowa

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of Miami
University of Michigan

University of North Carolina
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester

University of South Florida

University of Southern California

University of Utah
University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Wake Forest University

Western Michigan University

Yale University-???
 

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You have many state public schools on your list that accept few non residents with no connection to the state.
I suggest these schools with your stats:
Albert Einstein
California University of Science and Medicine
Drexel
Florida Atlantic University
George Washington
Kaiser Permanente
Loma Linda University
Medical College of Wisconsin
New York Medical College
Pennsylvania State University
Quinnipiac
Saint Louis University
Temple
Ohio State University
Thomas Jefferson
University of California Irvine
UC Davis
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Riverside (if you are from that region)
University of California San Diego
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Iowa
University of Miami
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
Wake Forest University
Western Michigan University
TCU-UNT
NOVA MD
Seton Hall
Albany
Oakland Beaumont
Medical College Wisconsin
 
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Thank you so much. I want to add that my major is Human Biology and NONE URMor ORM. I can get strong LORs. My sister is a Dentistry Medicine student. I am also scheduled to start working on one of the local Hospital's Emergency Department beginning March.
What else as far as Extracruiculms and Activities make me a strong applicant for these schools?
 
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Thank you so much. I want to add that my major is Human Biology and NONE URMor ORM. I can get strong LORs. My sister is a Dentistry Medicine student. I am also scheduled to start working on one of the local Hospital's Emergency Department beginning March.
What else as far as Extracruiculms and Activities make me a strong applicant for these schools?
You will receive more interviews if you can accumulate 200+ hours of clinical volunteering with patient contact.
 
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Great. so appreciate it. Thanks again. In your opinion, should I also happy few DO School for safety? And what do you suggest to add as reach schools?
 

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As Faha said, you need clinical experience so make sure to get as much as you can before application. Maybe you can highlight the clinical aspects of your clinical research position too. And I agree, your current list is poorly aimed with lots of state schools that have low OOS percentages. He's given you a good list to go off and you have a good application.


With regards to reach schools, that's up to you, wherever you'd like - from your list I'd say Yale, Emory, Michigan, and Pittsburgh are reaches. But it's okay to have them as long as you have a solid base of 20+ targets and safeties. You could add a couple of DO schools to be ultra safe as you're from California, but I don't think adding TX schools makes sense if you're not from the state.
 

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Great. so appreciate it. Thanks again. In your opinion, should I also happy few DO School for safety? And what do you suggest to add as reach schools?
You could add a few DO schools that appeal to you. I generally do not recommend reach schools.
 
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