- cGPA: 3.77 ; sGPA: 3.80 (neuroscience, economics major)
- MCAT score: 517 (129/130/128/130) —should I retake for T10/20?
- State of residence: CA
- Demographic: Asian Female
- Undergrad: top Ivy (graduated 2020)
- Clinical experience:
115 hours volunteering in Red Cross as screener for COVID-19
50 hours volunteering in clinic office hours / scribing (Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery)
7. Research experience
560 hours with neurology research
100 with organic chemistry research (with ties to neuroscience)
700 hours with neurology autophagy research - 2 publications in press (middle author, high ranking journal), 1 literature review in press (middle author)
8. Shadowing experience
150 hours shadowing in outpatient clinic (Orthopedic Surgery)
30 hours shadowing in radiology - 1 highlights abstract
10 hours shadowing in anesthesiology
9. Nonclinical Volunteering
200 hours tutoring/college admissions for high school students (some URM)
100 hours educational initiatives in STEM for schools in the Bronx
100 hours with Asian-American Org in NY (living assistance, academic opportunities, etc)
800 hours dance - held leadership roles and danced in 4 school groups (founded one of them) and was pre-/professional before attending college
11. Paid employment:
300 hours tutoring for company (high schoolers for standardized testing, college essays)
270 hours internship with office of admissions at my uni (lead tours, organize / run admit days, other logistical work for application cycle)
400 hours equity research at a health/emerging life sciences boutique investment bank
850 hours healthcare investment bank (biotech/pharma) at bulge bracket investment bank (will be continuing this role during my gap year ~80-100hrs/wk)
“Left” medicine for 2 years to pursue finance (and will be doing so after graduating) to support family financially(due to medical condition of family member—have significant involvement in care, will write about this in essays). During gap time, will continue clinical volunteering at the Red Cross (and potentially hospitals / CMA if things start to open up after COVID).
St Louis University
Think list seems pretty top heavy at the moment—which do I have the least chances at?
Would appreciate recommendations for some better fit schools or any add/removal suggestions. Thanks!
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