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Date of submission:
Overall GPA: 3.35
Science GPA: 3.25
MCAT: 512 (126/128/128/130)
State of Residence: Illinois

Undergrad Attended:
Also in Illinois
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minority?
No - S.E Asian
Reapplicant? No
Nontrad? No

Shadowing Experience: 3 different docs, 2 D.O, 1 M.D, ~ 150 hours
Volunteering Experience:
  • I teach a weekly class on mindfulness and wellbeing at a local elementary school in a bilingual classroom of mostly immigrants from central America
  • I volunteer as an EMT on my campus during sporting events, I'm currently a weekly supervisor
Employment:
  • 1200 hours running 911 calls in a semi-rural area on an advanced life support ambulance
  • 300 hours running inter-facility transports in Chicago
  • 300 hours I worked as a salesmen for a local company (between HS and first year of college)
Research:
  • 50 hours at a fire service institute as the only research assistant, current project is being led by NIOSH, a lot of projected hours and a pub. by the time I graduate
  • like 10 hours at a psych lab before it got shut down, I'm not going to include this on my app
Other Extracurriculars:
  • I teach an EMT-B course as a lecturer as well as a "lab leader" which pretty much means TA, 500 hours or so
  • CPR instructor, 100 hours
  • Analog Photography club, I love shooting my camera and I joined a club all about it, we run a darkroom as well as do occasional publications

LOR type and strength:
  • Psychopharmacology prof. probably medium strength
  • orgo 1/2 prof. Strong
  • Assistant director who advises our student EMT program and class, medium +
  • one of the Docs I shadowed with, medium +

School list:

  • D.O Schools
    RowanSOM
    KCU-COM
    PCOM
    CCOM/MWU
    DMU-COM
    RVUCOM
    ATSU-KCOM
    UNECOM
    NYIT-COM
    CUSOM
    AZCOM/MWU
    VCOM-VC
    MU-COM
    MSUCOM
    NSU-COM
  • M.D Schools
U AZ – Tucson
Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine
SIU
Western Michigan
Albany Medical College
TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
University of Toledo COM
New York Medical College
Medical College of Wisconsin
NSU Patel College of Allopathic Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine
Oakland Beaumony
Wright State University School of Medicine
Wayne State
Tulane University School of Medicine
Rush
West Virginia
Geisinger Commonwealth
Quinnipiac Netter
California University of Science and medicine
Cooper Rowan
U.C Riverside
V. Tech
university of Illinois
Rosalind Franklin
 

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You are competitive for all DO schools. U Arizona, Wright State, West Virginia, Cooper Rowan, UC Riverside, Toledo, Geisinger accept very few non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. You could add these MD schools:
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Seton Hall
 
Apr 15, 2020
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You are competitive for all DO schools. U Arizona, Wright State, West Virginia, Cooper Rowan, UC Riverside, Toledo, Geisinger accept very few non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. You could add these MD schools:
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Seton Hall

Thank you for your input, much appreciated! @Goro do you have any additional recommendations?
 
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@Faha @Goro I understand this cycle isnt over but I haven't heard practically anything other then a couple of R's out of 30+ schools. If I were to take a gap year do you have any specific recommendations to improve my application. I have 17 Credits left before I graduate and can raise my GPA to 3.45 by graduation. I wasnt sure If I need a post-bacc / SMP or should just get a job to try and repay loans.
 
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I'm at a loss as to why you're having no luck with DO. Just be patient; it's a very competitive cycle.
Fingers crossed for the rest of the cycle . If I end up having to reapply this upcoming summer would you recommend a D.O only cycle then? Thanks again for your time & help.
 
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