BigPremedGuy

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I applied 2019-2020 cycle and was WL at my OHSU (in state MD), no other interviews. Took a gap year and am reapplying to MD and DO this year.

24 y/o male, ORM, Oregon resident, from rural/ underserved location location

First cycle: 3.45 upward trend (3.6, 2.8, 3.6, 3.6) / 507 MCAT (124/125/128/130)
  • 200 hrs family practice scribe
  • 2100 hrs as paid intern for Chief Medical Officer of a CCO (Medicaid/ Medicare, social determinants of health)
  • 2400 hrs independent lab research on CRISPR/ Cas9, gene editing
  • 300 hrs leading leadership workshops, VP of fraternity
  • 65 hrs shadowing providers
  • 2nd name published author
  • 150 hours non clinical volunteer
  • Eagle Scout
  • 600 hours hospital kitchen staff
  • Some research scholarship awards, deans list, the usual
Second cycle (new stuff): same GPA / 511 MCAT (128/129/127/127)

  • 3500 hours (and growing) as Medical Assistant at Urgent Care clinic
  • 700 hours as Chief COVID-19 Relief Coordinator. Swabbed thousands of noses, vaccinated people w/ moderna, called and relayed guidelines/ answered questions to positive patients. Dealt with MA-level care for positive patients. Coordinated operations for swabbing tent. I'll probably call this volunteer but it was like 70-30 volunteer/ paid efforts via my MA job.
  • MA for child abuse cases. Assisted county evaluator pediatrician in evaluations of children who are suspected victims of child abuse. Volunteer
  • Took a 400 level human bacteriology class while working 50 hours/ week, got an A. Signing up for a Spring Spanish class (got inspired to someday be a bilingual provider)
  • Passed CCMA exam
  • MCAT retake, though some schools may have had this update last cycle.
  • Increased leadership roles thru work - Lead Walk-In Clinic MA

WAMC for low-tier MD and any DO and how does my application improvement look? I am hopeful to improve my position at my MD state school and get off or much lower on the WL. In my feedback review for that school I was told by the admissions dean that improving my MCAT won't be much help further and to "continue gathering clinical experience" and besides that couldn't give me any issues besides one student interviewer giving me a poor review during an MMI station.
 

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You are competitive for all DO schools and I suggest these:
WESTERN
TUCOM-CA
TUNCOM
AZCOM
KCU-COM
ATSU-KCOM
DMU-COM
PCOM
LECOM (all schools)
CUSOM
VCOM (all schools except Monroe)
ACOM
UNECOM
For MD schools you could try these:
Oregon
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Loyola
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
NOVA MD
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Seton Hall
Albany
New York Medical College
Vermont
Quinnipiac
 

BigPremedGuy

2+ Year Member
Aug 6, 2018
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You are competitive for all DO schools and I suggest these:
WESTERN
TUCOM-CA
TUNCOM
AZCOM
KCU-COM
ATSU-KCOM
DMU-COM
PCOM
LECOM (all schools)
CUSOM
VCOM (all schools except Monroe)
ACOM
UNECOM
For MD schools you could try these:
Oregon
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Loyola
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
NOVA MD
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Seton Hall
Albany
New York Medical College
Vermont
Quinnipiac
Thanks a lot for the list!
 
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I applied 2019-2020 cycle and was WL at my OHSU (in state MD), no other interviews. Took a gap year and am reapplying to MD and DO this year.

24 y/o male, ORM, Oregon resident, from rural/ underserved location location

First cycle: 3.45 upward trend (3.6, 2.8, 3.6, 3.6) / 507 MCAT (124/125/128/130)
  • 200 hrs family practice scribe
  • 2100 hrs as paid intern for Chief Medical Officer of a CCO (Medicaid/ Medicare, social determinants of health)
  • 2400 hrs independent lab research on CRISPR/ Cas9, gene editing
  • 300 hrs leading leadership workshops, VP of fraternity
  • 65 hrs shadowing providers
  • 2nd name published author
  • 150 hours non clinical volunteer
  • Eagle Scout
  • 600 hours hospital kitchen staff
  • Some research scholarship awards, deans list, the usual
Second cycle (new stuff): same GPA / 511 MCAT (128/129/127/127)

  • 3500 hours (and growing) as Medical Assistant at Urgent Care clinic
  • 700 hours as Chief COVID-19 Relief Coordinator. Swabbed thousands of noses, vaccinated people w/ moderna, called and relayed guidelines/ answered questions to positive patients. Dealt with MA-level care for positive patients. Coordinated operations for swabbing tent. I'll probably call this volunteer but it was like 70-30 volunteer/ paid efforts via my MA job.
  • MA for child abuse cases. Assisted county evaluator pediatrician in evaluations of children who are suspected victims of child abuse. Volunteer
  • Took a 400 level human bacteriology class while working 50 hours/ week, got an A. Signing up for a Spring Spanish class (got inspired to someday be a bilingual provider)
  • Passed CCMA exam
  • MCAT retake, though some schools may have had this update last cycle.
  • Increased leadership roles thru work - Lead Walk-In Clinic MA

WAMC for low-tier MD and any DO and how does my application improvement look? I am hopeful to improve my position at my MD state school and get off or much lower on the WL. In my feedback review for that school I was told by the admissions dean that improving my MCAT won't be much help further and to "continue gathering clinical experience" and besides that couldn't give me any issues besides one student interviewer giving me a poor review during an MMI station.
Out of curiosity, when did you start piling up those EC's?
 

BigPremedGuy

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Aug 6, 2018
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I graduated undergrad in 2018, had all my research, leadership, kitchen work in college.

Then in my first gap year I worked about 45 hrs a week as the paid intern July 2018- 2019

Studied for MCAT and got a new job in November 2019 and have been doing 45ish per week as the medical assistant since then (i accounted my hours for this as if i was writing this when ADCOMS will receive my app). Covid hours are partially work and mostly volunteer, again pushed out as if people are reading it in the summer. i have like 2800 MA hours and 400 Covid hours presently.
 
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