sadpremed1

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Junior applying for the next cycle, aiming for MD. Is a MCAT retake recommended?
  1. GPA: 3.94
  2. MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 511 (127/128/128/128)
  3. TX resident
  4. Asian (Female)
  5. Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer):
    1. Hospital Volunteer 160 Hrs
    2. Hospice 20 Hours
  6. Research experience and productivity
    1. Research Assistant 300 Hrs- wet lab research running behavioral experiments, construction of the lab equipment used
    2. (different lab) Research Assistant 30 Hrs- bioinformatics
  7. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
    1. 20 Hrs Cardiologist
    2. 20 Hrs Nephrologist
  8. Non-clinical volunteering
    1. Health Fairs: 20 hours
    2. Food pantry 50 Hrs
  9. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
    1. Biochem TA
    2. Mentoring pre-med freshmen
    3. Art: painted mural for community garden, paintings displayed in art galleries, awards for paintings (don't know how useful this would be on app)
 

Faha

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You do not need to retake the MCAT. Apply to all your Texas schools and you should receive several interviews.
 
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Faha

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Would I be competitive for any T20 schools as well? Or should I only apply to Texas schools?
OOS MD schools interview few Texas residents since they know from years of experience that a Texas applicant will attend a Texas school. Exceptions are high stat applicants (not one with a MCAT of 511), URM, and those with connections to the school or state.
 

sadpremed1

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OOS MD schools interview few Texas residents since they know from years of experience that a Texas applicant will attend a Texas school. Exceptions are high stat applicants (not one with a MCAT of 511), URM, and those with connections to the school or state.
Makes sense, thank you!
 

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