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State of Residence: Texas

Ethnicity: Asian, traditional applicant

Cumulative GPA/Science GPA:
  • 3.61/3.47 AMCAS
  • 3.61/3.42 AACOMAS
  • 3.71/3.58 TMDSAS
  • Slight upward trend (3.4 —> 3.6 —> 3.8)
MCAT: 509 (126/129/126/128)

Research: 1,800 hours as research assistant, no pubs/posters, planning on starting my own project in the fall

Clinical Experience: 500 hours as hospital volunteer, 200 hours as clinical intern (~700 hours total)

Shadowing: 80 hours Internal Med, 30 hours Family Med, 10 hours Cardiology, 10 hours General Surgery (~130 hours total)

Non-Clinical Volunteering: 270 hours as mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, 200 hours as mentor/coach in local youth baseball league targeted at underprivileged kids, 110 hours in local animal shelter, 60 hours in blood drive, 30 hours in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (~670 hours total)

Other extracurriculars: 1,000 hours employed as math instructor for children, VP of healthcare-related student org, TA for upper-division biology class, nine-time intramural sports team captain

Interest in Rural Health: Yup, talked about experiences with underserved communities in PS

School List:
  • All TMDSAS schools
  • Albany
  • Central Michigan
  • Rosalind Franklin
  • Eastern Virginia
  • Geisinger
  • Loyola
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State MD & DO
  • Nova MD & DO
  • Oregon
  • Rush
  • Toledo
  • Tulane
  • U of Arizona
  • U of South Carolina
  • Washington
  • Wayne State
  • Wright State
  • Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  • Miami
  • FAU
  • Wake Forest
  • Rowan
  • Vermont
  • LSU-NOLA & LSU-Shreveport
  • Quinnipac
  • New York Medical College
  • Tufts
  • VA Tech

  • UIWSOM
  • PNWU-COM
  • TUNCOM
  • ATSU-KCOM
  • ATSU-SOMA
  • WesternU/COMP-NW
  • PCOM
  • GA-PCOM
  • AZCOM/MWU
  • ACOM
  • KCU-COM
  • UNECOM
  • UP-KYCOM
I'd really appreciate advice on my school list - I'm looking to cut it down a little. Would also love feedback on what my chances are for these programs. Thanks!
 

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You should receive several interviews from your Texas schools. Most OOS MD schools interview few Texas residents since they know from years of experience that Texas applicants will attend Texas schools. The DO schools on your list are fine and you should receive several DO interviews.
 
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You should receive several interviews from your Texas schools. Most OOS MD schools interview few Texas residents since they know from years of experience that Texas applicants will attend Texas schools. The DO schools on your list are fine and you should receive several DO interviews.
Thanks for the help, Faha!
 
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