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jjiang2017

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    Hello! I hope everyone is doing well with these circumstances. Please advise on my school list, I plan on taking a gap year and applying during the 2021-2022 cycle. I'm planning to scribe during my gap year and save up for applications, but if there is anything else that I could improve upon, please let me know.

    Demographics
    • Race/Ethnicity: Asian female (ORM I think?)
    • Undergrad: JHU '21
    • Residence: Virginia (MUA)
    • Idk if it matters but I'm a first-generation low-income student
    Stats
    • MCAT: 511 (127/129/128/127) taken Jan 2020
    • cGPA: 3.645
    • sGPA: 3.55
    Activities
    • Volunteering
      • I fundraise for various charities with a student group (see below), but not sure if that would count as volunteering
      • ~30+hrs assisting an NST in the endoscopy and urology clinic
      • ~20 hrs tutoring English to middle eastern students over video chat
      • ~200 hrs as a front desk volunteer at a local free clinic
    • Research
      • 400+ hrs researching an epigenetic congenital disorder (Kabuki Syndrome) by revitalizing/maintaining the mice models and gathering experimental data.
      • ~80 hrs collecting patient data and updating databases to evaluate the quality of life for breast cancer patients.
      • ~100+ hrs assisting in diagnostic techniques for Chagas disease. My first research position so I mostly learned how to do the things/might not include in the application?
    • Shadowing - 150+ hours from breast oncology and thoracic surgery to emergency medicine. I especially enjoyed an 8-hour long esophagectomy and several overnight observations in the ER
    • Leadership
      • Comptroller general/treasurer for a major student-led group that organizes a high school Model UN conference. My fundraising team raised around $10,000 every year for a chosen charity since I've been in this position. 6+hr/wk plus a four-day conference for 3 years
      • Treasurer for Circle of Women, which focuses on advocating for girls' secondary education
    • Employment (all current)
      • Chemistry tutor for 2 years, about to be 3 years, 5hr/wk
      • Peer advisor for the academic office, focusing on providing support to first-generation students, 2 years
      • Office assistant at the alumni office, 6-10 hr/wk for four years
    Schools - I have FAP, so I could apply to 20 schools. So far, I have
    1. JHU
    2. Columbia
    3. NYU
    4. UMMS
    5. CWRU
    6. UVA
    7. Boston
    8. Geisel
    9. UMD
    10. VCU
    11. VA Tech
    12. Brown
    13. NYMC
    14. Georgetown
    15. Rochester

    I want to stay on the East Coast and I would really prefer allopathic schools but please advise/I would really appreciate feedback!
     

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      JHU, Columbia, NYU, CWRU, Boston University, Brown, Rochester, Geisel are unrealistic with your stats. Here is a more realistic list:
      Eastern Virginia
      Virginia Commonwealth
      Virginia Tech
      UVA
      West Virginia
      George Washington
      Georgetown
      Wake Forest
      Drexel
      Temple
      Jefferson
      Penn State
      Seton Hall
      Albany
      New York Medical College
      Vermont
      Quinnipiac
      NOVA MD
      Florida Atlantic
      Florida International
      Central Florida
      TCU-UNT
      Rosalind Franklin
      Medical College Wisconsin
      Oakland Beaumont
       

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        Hello! I hope everyone is doing well with these circumstances. Please advise on my school list, I plan on taking a gap year and applying during the 2021-2022 cycle. I'm planning to scribe during my gap year and save up for applications, but if there is anything else that I could improve upon, please let me know.

        Demographics
        • Race/Ethnicity: Asian female (ORM I think?)
        • Undergrad: JHU '21
        • Residence: Virginia (MUA)
        • Idk if it matters but I'm a first-generation low-income student
        Stats
        • MCAT: 511 (127/129/128/127) taken Jan 2020
        • cGPA: 3.645
        • sGPA: 3.55
        Activities
        • Volunteering
          • I fundraise for various charities with a student group (see below), but not sure if that would count as volunteering
          • ~30+hrs assisting an NST in the endoscopy and urology clinic
          • ~20 hrs tutoring English to middle eastern students over video chat
          • ~200 hrs as a front desk volunteer at a local free clinic
        • Research
          • 400+ hrs researching an epigenetic congenital disorder (Kabuki Syndrome) by revitalizing/maintaining the mice models and gathering experimental data.
          • ~80 hrs collecting patient data and updating databases to evaluate the quality of life for breast cancer patients.
          • ~100+ hrs assisting in diagnostic techniques for Chagas disease. My first research position so I mostly learned how to do the things/might not include in the application?
        • Shadowing - 150+ hours from breast oncology and thoracic surgery to emergency medicine. I especially enjoyed an 8-hour long esophagectomy and several overnight observations in the ER
        • Leadership
          • Comptroller general/treasurer for a major student-led group that organizes a high school Model UN conference. My fundraising team raised around $10,000 every year for a chosen charity since I've been in this position. 6+hr/wk plus a four-day conference for 3 years
          • Treasurer for Circle of Women, which focuses on advocating for girls' secondary education
        • Employment (all current)
          • Chemistry tutor for 2 years, about to be 3 years, 5hr/wk
          • Peer advisor for the academic office, focusing on providing support to first-generation students, 2 years
          • Office assistant at the alumni office, 6-10 hr/wk for four years
        Schools - I have FAP, so I could apply to 20 schools. So far, I have
        1. JHU
        2. Columbia
        3. NYU
        4. UMMS
        5. CWRU
        6. UVA
        7. Boston
        8. Geisel
        9. UMD
        10. VCU
        11. VA Tech
        12. Brown
        13. NYMC
        14. Georgetown
        15. Rochester

        I want to stay on the East Coast and I would really prefer allopathic schools but please advise/I would really appreciate feedback!
        You need to have some DO schools on your list
         
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