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First off, thank you to anyone who can help a stressed applicant this cycle!!

24 yo F ORM with a BS in Physiology, cGPA 3.5 and sGPA 3.3 from the University of Washington (graduated 2020). Although it was incredibly difficult to raise my sgpa, I have a very strong upward trend from getting 3.3s and 3.2s in my first 2 years, to getting 3.7s and 3.8s in my science classes in my last years.

  • My MCAT was a 508 (127 PHYS /125 CARS /129 BIO /127 PSY)
  • a little over 1000 scribing hrs in the ED spread out over 3 years
  • 400-500 volunteer hours between working on a crisis hotline (1 year), volunteering as a camp counselor for a children’s camp (for a medical cause), COVID sanitation at a homeless shelter, providing spiritual care to patients at Harborview, and volunteering in a government hospital in Indonesia for 2 weeks.
  • Currently working full time as a Patient Care Coordinator at Fred Hutch/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and will have 2000 hrs by the time I apply.
    • I also am in a team in charge of developing a multi-departmental merger at SCCA and have trained an entire team on workflow changes.
  • Zero research. I hate it lol.
  • I am just about starting to volunteer at an animal shelter (just for my own interest) that will count for 3 hrs/week.
  • I do have shadowing from scribing but no stand alone shadowing.
  • Solid LORs from doctors (including ones from the CMO at Swedish as well as from a DO for DO apps) BUT not as solid for my professor LORs.

Basically, I’m just overall confused on where I stand as an applicant. I personally feel my stats are pretty mediocre and I ideally would want MD but am fine with DO. I have hope for my personal statement and think it's coming together well, just needs some refining. Seeking some guidance and encouragement on which schools I should aim for/are a good bet for me
 

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I suggest these MD schools with your stats:
U Washington
Washington State
Creighton
TCU-UNT
Loyola
Rush
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
NOVA MD
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Hackensack
New York Medical College
Albany
Vermont
Quinnipiac
For DO schools I suggest these:
PNWU-COM
TUCOM-CA
WESTERN
TUNCOM
AZCOM
DMU-COM
KCU-COM
ATSU-KCOM
MU-COM
PCOM
NYITCOM
CUSOM
Touro-NY
 
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I suggest these MD schools with your stats:
U Washington
Washington State
Creighton
TCU-UNT
Loyola
Rush
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
NOVA MD
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Hackensack
New York Medical College
Albany
Vermont
Quinnipiac
For DO schools I suggest these:
PNWU-COM
TUCOM-CA
WESTERN
TUNCOM
AZCOM
DMU-COM
KCU-COM
ATSU-KCOM
MU-COM
PCOM
NYITCOM
CUSOM
Touro-NY
Omg thank you so so much!! You are a life saver. Do you mind my asking what your thought process was for choosing those schools ?
 

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Omg thank you so so much!! You are a life saver. Do you mind my asking what your thought process was for choosing those schools ?
Some are MD schools that like applicants with many hours of clinical exposure or they are schools where you could receive interviews with your stats.
 
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Chances best at state schools (Washington State more than UW) and DO. If you have an upward trend, that will help. Otherwise, the low sGPA will likely keep you away from most MD schools.
 
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I suggest:
U WA
WSU
GWU
VCU
Rush
NYMC
Gtown
Creighton
Albany
Rosy Franklin
Drexel
Temple
Miami
MCW
SLU
Wayne State
Tulane
Loyola
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Netter
Hackensack Meridian
EVMS
Oakland-B
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
WVU if from the Appalachians
TCU/UNT
Any DO program. Include PacNW and both Westerns for starters. I can't recommend LMU, ARCOM, RVU, Nova, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. Avoid those new schools that haven't graduated a class yet, if at all possible.
 
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I suggest:
U WA
WSU
GWU
VCU
Rush
NYMC
Gtown
Creighton
Albany
Rosy Franklin
Drexel
Temple
Miami
MCW
SLU
Wayne State
Tulane
Loyola
Loma Linda (only if you are SDA or a very devout Christian)
Netter
Hackensack Meridian
EVMS
Oakland-B
Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
WVU if from the Appalachians
TCU/UNT
Any DO program. Include PacNW and both Westerns for starters. I can't recommend LMU, ARCOM, RVU, Nova, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. Avoid those new schools that haven't graduated a class yet, if at all possible.

Thanks so much!! This is super helpful <33
 
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