WAMC/ Help with school list: 3.95/ 511 ORM

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Hey y'all! Looking for some advice on where to apply. For now, I'm thinking of applying to all the Texas schools on TMSDAS and only a few on AMCAS. I'm just a bit worried about my MCAT score because it's a bit lower than the ORM avg MCAT in Texas. I would really like to get into any Texas MD school at this point but my goal is either McGovern or UTMB. Any insight on my app would be appreciated :)
  1. cGPA and sGPA: 3.95/3.95
  2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 511 (127/125/129/130)
  3. State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US): TX ORM
  4. Ethnicity and/or race: Indian
  5. Undergraduate institution or category: UTD
  6. Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer):
Clinical experience: Scribe at GI clinic for 1 year and a half (around 800 now but projected 950-1000 hours by the time I apply)
Clinical Volunteering : Hep B/ C screening (14-15 hours), free non-profit clinic (6-8 hours), liver clinic (50-60 hours)
  1. Research experience and productivity: liver clinic (200-250 hours) 3 published abstracts- 3 posters (AASLD, DDW) and am coauthor on 2 of them, neurolingustics lab at uni (study language processing using EEG on kids and adolescents- 350 hours)
  2. Shadowing experience and specialties represented: plastic and hand surgery (10-12 hours), sleep (8 hours), GI (12 hours), internal medicine (6-8 hours), pediatric oncology (currently shadowing, but likely around 15 hours)
  3. Non-clinical volunteering: art helper at private montessori (60-65 hours), local campus org (30-35 hours), art exhibition helper (5-6 hours), do art presentations at local hospice 1-2 times monthly ( 12-15 hours)
  4. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc): President of club on campus where we raise money for ALSF for the last year, AMP coordinator for Kesem for past 2 years, part of a online fellowship with UCSF for digital health for a year and a half, TAed for intro to neuro class for 2 semesters, planning on doing research at local med school full time during gap year
  5. Anything else not listed you think might be important: I was an ALL survivor when I was little, love doing art as a hobby and have had my pieces featured in several exhibitions locally and in Texas.


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The Texas schools like high GPAs so you should receive interviews. Most AMCAS schools interview few Texas applicants since they know from years of experience that Texas applicants will attend a Texas school. You could try TCU and Tulane.