kenykj49

2+ Year Member
May 1, 2019
99
50
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  1. Pre-Medical
cGPA: 3.27 (significant upward trend of ~90 credits @ 3.95)
AMCAS sGPA: 3.03 (last 30 credits @ 4.0)
AACOMAS sGPA: 3.33

MCAT: 514 (129/126/128/131)

NY Resident w/ strong ties to CA

ActivityTotal Hours
Paid Clinical (ED Chief Scribe, ED Tech, Onc/Heme Scribe)~2400
Clinical Volunteering (Patient Advocacy, Red Cross Disaster Services EMT)130
Non-Clinical Volunteering (Crisis Text Line, TEFL, Tutoring)230
Paid Non-Clinical (Orgo Instructor, Serving, etc.)Few thousand

My plan is to apply to ~50 schools (40 MD, 10 DO).

**SKIP THIS IF YOU DON'T CARE HOW I MADE THE LIST**


Making a list as a reinvention student was difficult since I did not feel like WARS and LizzyM gave an accurate representation of where I should be applying. For MD schools, I did not add any top schools since I have no research experience and I do not think I have a chance.

From here I filtered out schools with strong IS bias and course requirements I did not meet. I was then basically left with a bunch of private "low" and "mid" tier schools. The MD reach list are schools with 514+ MCAT scores; the MD Target list is anything <514.

Using a point system (adapted from an old SDN post) I classified each school using different variables. Cost, location, and attendance requirements were worth 4 points. I added 1 point for schools with more 24-29 aged students, >50% paid clinical experience, long left GPA tail, and "values reinvention" (based on Goro's list). I deducted a point from new schools, schools with strong religious affiliations, and schools with >10000 applications.



MD Reach Schools:
  1. Tufts
  2. Miami
  3. Jefferson
  4. SUNY Downstate
  5. Virginia Commonwealth
  6. Stony Brook
  7. Dartmouth
  8. Saint Louis
  9. Wake
  10. Western Michigan
MD Target:
  1. EVMS
  2. Tulane
  3. Buffalo
  4. NYMC
  5. Drexel
  6. Colorado
  7. MCW
  8. SUNY Upstate
  9. Wayne
  10. Vermont
  11. Toledo
  12. Quinnipiac
  13. Loyola
  14. GWU
  15. Albany
  16. NOVA
  17. UCF
  18. Geisinger
  19. WVU
  20. Oakland
DO List:
  1. PCOM
  2. DMU-COM
  3. KCU-COM
  4. NYIT-COM
  5. WesternU-COM
  6. RVU-COM
  7. MU-COM
  8. TUCOM-CA
  9. ATSU-KCOM
  10. CCOM
  11. UNE-COM
If you have any specific school suggestions to add or remove it would be incredibly helpful if you could briefly explain your reasoning.
 
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Faha

7+ Year Member
Sep 15, 2012
13,221
6,137
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  1. Attending Physician
OOS state public schools such as WVU, UCF, Toledo, Colorado accept very few non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. Giesinger has a strong instate-regional preference. You could add Touro-NY, CUSOM and LECOM to your DO list.
 

Goro

SDN Gold Donor
10+ Year Member
Jun 11, 2010
65,337
100,562
Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
cGPA: 3.27 (significant upward trend of ~90 credits @ 3.95)
AMCAS sGPA: 3.03 (last 30 credits @ 4.0)
AACOMAS sGPA: 3.33

MCAT: 514 (129/126/128/131)

NY Resident w/ strong ties to CA

ActivityTotal Hours
Paid Clinical (ED Chief Scribe, ED Tech, Onc/Heme Scribe)~2400
Clinical Volunteering (Patient Advocacy, Red Cross Disaster Services EMT)130
Non-Clinical Volunteering (Crisis Text Line, TEFL, Tutoring)230
Paid Non-Clinical (Orgo Instructor, Serving, etc.)Few thousand

My plan is to apply to ~50 schools (40 MD, 10 DO).

**SKIP THIS IF YOU DON'T CARE HOW I MADE THE LIST**


Making a list as a reinvention student was difficult since I did not feel like WARS and LizzyM gave an accurate representation of where I should be applying. For MD schools, I did not add any top schools since I have no research experience and I do not think I have a chance.

From here I filtered out schools with strong IS bias and course requirements I did not meet. I was then basically left with a bunch of private "low" and "mid" tier schools. The MD reach list are schools with 514+ MCAT scores; the MD Target list is anything <514.

Using a point system (adapted from an old SDN post) I classified each school using different variables. Cost, location, and attendance requirements were worth 4 points. I added 1 point for schools with more 24-29 aged students, >50% paid clinical experience, long left GPA tail, and "values reinvention" (based on Goro's list). I deducted a point from new schools, schools with strong religious affiliations, and schools with >10000 applications.



MD Reach Schools:
  1. Tufts
  2. Miami
  3. Jefferson
  4. SUNY Downstate
  5. Virginia Commonwealth
  6. Stony Brook
  7. Dartmouth
  8. Saint Louis
  9. Wake
  10. Western Michigan
MD Target:
  1. EVMS
  2. Tulane
  3. Buffalo
  4. NYMC
  5. Drexel
  6. Colorado
  7. MCW
  8. SUNY Upstate
  9. Wayne
  10. Vermont
  11. Toledo
  12. Quinnipiac
  13. Loyola
  14. GWU
  15. Albany
  16. NOVA
  17. UCF
  18. Geisinger
  19. WVU
  20. Oakland
DO List:
  1. PCOM
  2. DMU-COM
  3. KCU-COM
  4. NYIT-COM
  5. WesternU-COM
  6. RVU-COM
  7. MU-COM
  8. TUCOM-CA
  9. ATSU-KCOM
  10. CCOM
  11. UNE-COM
If you have any specific school suggestions to add or remove it would be incredibly helpful if you could briefly explain your reasoning.
Delete Geisinger, U CO and UCF
 
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