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MD WAMC: School List Help (3.54 cGPA, 515 MCAT)

MRyan589

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Hello everyone,

I'm a 23 y.o. NJ resident, Latino URM. Graduated with a BS in Biology (minor in Psychology) in 2019... time flies. Emphasis on Latino community involvement in my EC's and PS, vast majority of work experience and a number of EC's motivated around this.

First post on here! Long-time lurker though. Respect the hell out of the many of you who provide extremely useful advice on a ton of these threads. Thanks in advance for reading, appreciate any input!

cGPA and sGPA: Upward trending 3.54 // 3.44
MCAT : 515 (129/127/129/130), March of this year. This was my second write, after a 504 (125/126/125/128) in Apr. 2019.

Activities // Work Experience

Volunteering, Non-Clinical: 173 total hours. 120 hours for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 20+ hours in myriad activities via Pre-Health org, 33+ hours spent on activities endemic to my state: Hurricane Sandy cleanup, helping open a Latino based preschool/daycare center, and advising for some secondary schools in Latino communities.
Volunteering, Clinical : 120 total hours, hospital volunteer.
Paid Employment, Clinical: 2200 hours. 3+ years as a Peds Medical assistant.
Paid Employment, Non-Clinical: 400 hours, delivering pizza! Fun times.
Research: 2150+ hours: 2 years and change in a basic science lab during undergrad. No pubs, but awesome experience under well-known PI. My best LOR.
Shadowing: 32 total hours; 20 hours FM, 12 hours ED. Definitely a lighter-component of my application.
Other extracurriculars // activities : Assembly speaker at predominantly Latino Middle Schools (advocating for careers in STEM; large component of PS.) Vice-President of New Member Education, Fraternity (260 hours). Intramural football! (30 hours) and 10 hours worth of fundraising in a school org focused on all-girls schools in Uganda.

Here's my preliminary school list-- just trying to find which schools to tack on to hit the broad net i'm shooting for (25-27 primaries around). I've got some pretty out there reaches, but sticking to the WARS breakdown, mostly. Please do let me know what doesn't belong, or what can be added, or if there are other programs i can take a chance on.

Sinai (Super reach, haha.)
Weill-Cornell (old PI transitioned here now, might as well take a shot right?)
UCSF
UCLA
Pitt
Hofstra
Rutgers Newark (In-state)
Rutgers RWJ (In-state)
Cooper Medical School (In-State)
Seton Hall (In-state)
Emory
Georgetown
GWU
UConn
Vermont
Wake Forest
UMiami
Penn State
Thomas Jefferson
U-Mass
Brown
Rochester

Thanks again for reading!
 
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Hello everyone,

I'm a 23 y.o. NJ resident, Latino URM. Graduated with a BS in Biology (minor in Psychology) in 2019... time flies. Emphasis on Latino community involvement in my EC's and PS, vast majority of work experience and a number of EC's motivated around this.

First post on here! Long-time lurker though. Respect the hell out of the many of you who provide extremely useful advice on a ton of these threads. Thanks in advance for reading, appreciate any input!

cGPA and sGPA: Upward trending 3.54 // 3.44
MCAT : 515 (129/127/129/130), March of this year. This was my second write, after a 504 (125/126/125/128) in Apr. 2019.

Activities // Work Experience

Volunteering, Non-Clinical: 173 total hours. 120 hours for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 20+ hours in myriad activities via Pre-Health org, 33+ hours spent on activities endemic to my state: Hurricane Sandy cleanup, helping open a Latino based preschool/daycare center, and advising for some secondary schools in Latino communities.
Volunteering, Clinical : 120 total hours, hospital volunteer.
Paid Employment, Clinical: 2200 hours. 3+ years as a Peds Medical assistant.
Paid Employment, Non-Clinical: 400 hours, delivering pizza! Fun times.
Research: 2150+ hours: 2 years and change in a basic science lab during undergrad. No pubs, but awesome experience under well-known PI. My best LOR.
Shadowing: 32 total hours; 20 hours FM, 12 hours ED. Definitely a lighter-component of my application.
Other extracurriculars // activities : Assembly speaker at predominantly Latino Middle Schools (advocating for careers in STEM; large component of PS.) Vice-President of New Member Education, Fraternity (260 hours). Intramural football! (30 hours) and 10 hours worth of fundraising in a school org focused on all-girls schools in Uganda.

Here's my preliminary school list-- just trying to find which schools to tack on to hit the broad net i'm shooting for (25-27 primaries around). I've got some pretty out there reaches, but sticking to the WARS breakdown, mostly. Please do let me know what doesn't belong, or what can be added, or if there are other programs i can take a chance on.

Sinai (Super reach, haha.)
Weill-Cornell (old PI transitioned here now, might as well take a shot right?)
UCSF
UCLA
Pitt
Hofstra
Rutgers Newark (In-state)
Rutgers RWJ (In-state)
Cooper Medical School (In-State)
Seton Hall (In-state)
Emory
Georgetown
GWU
UConn
Vermont
Wake Forest
UMiami
Penn State
Thomas Jefferson
U-Mass
Brown
Rochester

Thanks again for reading!
I think you should add Albany, New York Med, Netter/Quinnipiac (safety schools) and Dartmouth.
 
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