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cGPA: 3.72
sGPA: 3.61

MCAT - 514 (128/127/128/131)

Wisconsin resident

White (ORM)

Attended the University of Minnesota

Clinical:
CNA - 850 hours over three years
Hospital Volunteer - ~50 hours over a year
~100 hours total of shadowing
Family med, internal med, pediatrics, and OMFS

Non-clinical:
550 hours of research in 1 lab over 1.5 years. No posters/pubs, but possibility of pub in future (not first author)
~120 hours of non-clinical volunteering in a hospital

Extra:
~1000 hours of leadership as head swim coach
~1000 hours as a lifeguard
~2000 hours in University sports

Schools:
Baseline (In-state and/or connections)
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (weaker connection, reach school)
All other:
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin
  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  • University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
  • Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • University of Massachusetts T.H. Chan School of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Some schools screen for non clinical volunteering at 150 hours. St. Louis expects far more non clinical volunteering hours than you have.
I suggest these schools with your stats:
U Wisconsin
Medical College Wisconsin
U Minnesota
Rosalind Franklin
Western Michigan
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Indiana
Iowa
TCU
Belmont
NOVA MD
Miami
USF Morsani
Wake Forest
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
Pittsburgh
Hackensack
New York Medical College
Albany
Vermont
Quinnipiac
UMass
Tufts
 
Some schools screen for non clinical volunteering at 150 hours. St. Louis expects far more non clinical volunteering hours than you have.
I suggest these schools with your stats:
U Wisconsin
Medical College Wisconsin
U Minnesota
Rosalind Franklin
Western Michigan
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Indiana
Iowa
TCU
Belmont
NOVA MD
Miami
USF Morsani
Wake Forest
Virginia Commonwealth
Eastern Virginia
George Washington
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Penn State
Pittsburgh
Hackensack
New York Medical College
Albany
Vermont
Quinnipiac
UMass
Tufts
Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it. Regarding volunteer hours, I could classify my 50 clinical volunteer hours as non-clinical to reach the 150-hour threshold. Since I already have plenty of clinical experience, would this help boost my non-clinical?
 
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Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it. Regarding volunteer hours, I could classify my 50 clinical volunteer hours as non-clinical to reach the 150-hour threshold. Since I already have plenty of clinical experience, would this help boost my non-clinical?
Possibly, if it does not involve direct patient care it may be non clinical.
 
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The issue with non-clinical volunteering also focuses on "service orientation" activities that are not clinically-related or -adjacent. You need 150 hours in this category which consists of (examples) food distribution, shelter volunteer, job/tax preparation, transportation services, or housing rehabilitation. The more you show you can stretch outside your comfort zone, the better the argument. Your application is vulnerable without 150 hours at submission.
 
The issue with non-clinical volunteering also focuses on "service orientation" activities that are not clinically-related or -adjacent. You need 150 hours in this category which consists of (examples) food distribution, shelter volunteer, job/tax preparation, transportation services, or housing rehabilitation. The more you show you can stretch outside your comfort zone, the better the argument. Your application is vulnerable without 150 hours at submission.
That makes sense, thank you for the insight.
 
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