WAMC + School List – 3.62 cGPA/3.58 sGPA + 520 – Should I add any more mid/low-tiers?

May 4, 2020
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Already submitted all 35 secondaries I've received but looking to see if I should add any more. I have FAP so application fees are not that burdensome. Would appreciate any help!

CA Filipino male, disadvantaged/immigrant (ORM/URM depending on school)

Year in school: B.A. Psychology December 2018 from UC Berkeley

Country/state of residence: CA

Cumulative GPA: 3.62 w/ upward trend

Science GPA: 3.58 w/ upward trend

MCAT Scores: 520 (130/129/131/130)

LORs: 2 BCPM, 1 Research (MD), 2 work supervisor (1 MD and Public Health professor; 1 character reference from Student Affairs), 1 character reference from national fraternity official

Research:
600 hrs at UCSF studying electronic nicotine device systems in teens; 5th author pub in Journal of Adolescent Health

Clinical volunteering:
0

Shadowing:
120 hrs at Philippine General Hospital shadowing various specialties

Non-clinical volunteering:
200 hrs leadership with a service org for special needs children
200 hrs philanthropy organizing/participation
-500-mile charity bike ride that raised over $40,000 in four years for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
100 hrs volunteer science mentor at local middle schools

Extracurricular activities:
1600 hrs leadership in social fraternity
-2 yrs exec member
-2 yrs scholarship coordinator
-Received highest national award for undergraduate members
120 hrs TA experience for classes on communication/diversity and public health
100 hrs freelance standup comedy

Employment history:
2100 hrs resident assistant for freshman and transfer students
400 hrs student orientation leader
1300 hrs student orientation coordinator
-Implemented the first year of my university’s new week-long orientation program (transition from summer orientation model)
-Invited to give a presentation at a regional conference for student affairs professionals and student leaders
2100 hrs (4500 hrs projected) working as a medical assistant at an ophthalmology clinic (Apr 2019 - May 2021, most meaningful + LOR)

Immediate family members in medicine: No

Specialty of interest: Not sure, but interests in ortho, public health, neuro, and cardio

Graduate degrees: None

Interest in rural health: No

School list:

IS:

• UC Davis
• CUSM (no secondary yet)
• UC Irvine
• UCLA
• UCSF (Filipino=URM)
• UCSD (Filipino=URM)
• Stanford
• USC - Keck

OOS:

• Rosalind Franklin
• Wake Forest
• Medical College of Wisconsin
• USF Morsani
• Jefferson - Sidney Kimmel
• Drexel
• Temple
• Tufts
• George Washington
• Dartmouth
• Hofstra
• Rochester
• VCU
• Wisconsin
• Cincinnati
• Albany
• Emory
• Brown
• Pittsburgh
• Oakland Beaumont
• Boston U
• Michigan
• Ohio State
• NYU
• Yale
• Cornell
• Mount Sinai
• Harvard
 

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Your lack of clinical exposure hours in this country will limit your chances for interviews at top tier schools. You could add these schools:
TCU-UNT
NOVA MD
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Central Florida
Seton Hall
New York Medical College
Einstein
Quinnipiac
Vermont
Western Michigan
 
May 4, 2020
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Status (Visible)
  1. Pre-Medical
Your lack of clinical exposure hours in this country will limit your chances for interviews at top tier schools. You could add these schools:
TCU-UNT
NOVA MD
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Central Florida
Seton Hall
New York Medical College
Einstein
Quinnipiac
Vermont
Western Michigan

I have 2,100 hours and 4,500 projected as a medical assistant in the US. Sorry, I put that under employment instead of clinical
 
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