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Hi all! I'm having some trouble finalizing my school list and I'd love some suggestions/feedback!
  1. cGPA: 3.81; sGPA: 3.71 (Graduated June 2020)
  2. MCAT: 520 (132/128/128/132)
  3. State of residence: Washington
  4. Race: White
  5. Undergraduate institution: Public (T20 for public universities)
  6. Clinical experience: 330 hours hospital volunteering (across 3 years until covid); ~100 hours volunteering with patients/families undergoing long term care at children's hospital (not 100% sure if this is considered clinical?)
  7. Research experience and productivity: 600 hours undergrad lab (where I did my undergraduate thesis; no pubs); currently 1300 hours as research associate during gap year job
  8. Shadowing experience and specialties represented: 80 hours total (cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, OBGYN/oncology)
  9. Non-clinical volunteering: 150 hours girl scout camp leader; 100 hours engineering outreach with elementary/middle/high schoolers
  10. Other extracurricular activities: 300 hours as a TA for engineering courses; 600 hours working in customer service
  11. Hobbies/other: Music! Many hours playing piano, ukulele, singing -- currently teaching two of my family members how to play ukulele:)
Current thoughts about school list: (feels far too top heavy and ambitious, please help!!)
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Einstein
  • Albany
  • Carle Illinois
  • Hofstra
  • Quinnipiac
  • Dartmouth
  • Mount Sinai
  • Kaiser
  • USC
  • Mayo
  • NYU (Grossman and LI)
  • Northwestern
  • Stony Brook
  • Stanford
  • University of Arizona Tucson
  • UCLA
  • UCSD
  • UCSF
  • University of Colorado
  • Virginia Tech
  • Rosalind Franklin
 

Faha

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You could remove schools such as Rosalind Franklin and Albany since they will "yield protect". You could add any of these schools:
Tufts
Brown
Rochester
Pittsburgh
Case western
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Washington University
Western Michigan
U Michigan
U Virginia
 
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Banco

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You have a very strong application. I think Faha has given you good suggestions of schools to add. In addition to those, Emory, BU, Chicago, Cornell are good options.
 
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