Bigmedicineguy

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1. GPAs: cUGGPA: 3.21; sUGGPA: 3.00; GradGPA: 4.00; (combined)cGPA: 3.40; (combined)sGPA: 3.33
1. Degrees: BS: Neuroscience, MS: Medical Physiology w/ concentration in Clinical Neuroscience​
2. UG GPA with significant upward trend​
3. I know with a graduate GPA they aren’t combined but just there for statistical purposes​
2. MCAT: 508 (126/127/127/128) (one-time test taker)
3. State: Virginia
4. Race: Black, URM
5. Undergraduate institution or category: Top 40 nationally, Top 10 Public nationally, Public Ivy, liberal arts in Virginia
6. Clinical Experience (volunteer):
1. Children’s Hospital volunteer (50 hours)​
2. City Health Advocate (50 hours)​
3. Hospital Neurology Grand Rounds Attendee (30 hours)​
7. Clinical Experience (non-volunteer):
1. EMT (250 hours) (paid)​
2. Physiologist in Neurology Department (350 hours) (school credit) (non-paid)​
1. General Neurology (90 hours)​
2. Stroke Service (90 hours)​
3. Epilepsy Unit (90 hours)​
4. Neuromuscular Junction out-patient (90 hours)​
3. ED Scribe (Working part time now 1000 hours by next May)​
4. Cardiology office Scribe (Working part time now 1400 hours by next May)​
8. Research experience and productivity:
1. Clinical Research – Thrombosis Research Lab – Precision Medicine – Volunteer (250 hours)​
9. Shadowing experience and specialties represented
1. Cardiologist (12 hours)​
2. Cardiologist (12 hours)​
3. NICU (10 hours)​
10. Non-clinical volunteering
1. Child Development Resources Events Volunteer (50 hours)​
2. Inner City Tennis Program – Co-Organizer, Lead Tutor and Wellness Advocate (100 hours)​
3. Math Corps Volunteer – College Instructor, leading team of 10 middle school children and 5 high school mentors (40 hours)​
11. Other extracurricular activities (including athletics, military service, gap year activities, leadership, teaching, etc)
1. Division I Athlete – Team Sport (Top 30 nationally) – Walk-on to loose title of captain (2500 hours)​
2. Co-organizer of Charity Basketball Game and Carwash Fundraiser for friend with brain cancer (raised >$15,000 in total)​
3. Graduate School Peer Advisor (1 year)​
4. Study Abroad – Summer semester – Florence, Italy (non-medical)​
5. Local Sports Camp Coach/Camp counselor (150 hours) (paid)​
6. Gap year job?? (possibly medical assistant, scribe, or clinical or NIH research lab?)​
12. Relevant honors or awards
1. Civic Engagement Scholar​
2. Freshman year athletic conference champion and NCAA tournament appearance (Played every minute)​
13. Anything else not listed you think might be important
1. Hobbies: Extensive exercise (running, lifting), nutrition, cooking, piano (self-taught), travelling (12 countries w/ first hand in experience in many)​
2. Member of Historically Black Fraternity​
3. Transfer student after 1st year of UG (4-year institution to 4-year institution)​
14. Possible Application List
1. In-State​
1. Eastern Virginia​
2. UVA​
3. VCU​
4. Virginia Tech Carilion​
2. New
1. Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine​
3. Far Reach
1. Columbia University​
2. Duke​
3. Emory​
4. University of Pittsburgh​
5. Tufts University​
6. University of Chicago​
7. Yale​
4. Reach
1. Case Western​
2. Georgetown University​
3. Thomas Jefferson University​
4. UCLA​
5. University of Cincinnati​
6. University of Miami​
7. University of Rochester​
5. Target
1. Drexel University​
2. George Washington University​
3. Temple University​
4. Loyola University​
5. Ohio State University​
6. Penn State University​
7. Rush Medical College​
8. Tulane University​
9. University of Colorado​
10. USUHS (Family military history)​
11. Wake Forest​
6. Safety?
1. Charles Drew University/UCLA​
2. Howard University​
3. Meharry Medical College​
4. Morehouse School of Medicine​
5. Wayne State University​


List ok? Any suggestions? Application as a whole ok?​
 
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tanbrucewayne

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Application looks good and so do the possible gap year jobs, I would look at MSAR to see what schools on you list aren't out of state friendly to narrow down you list. Consider adding U Chicago as a far reach school and getting shadowing hours with a primary care physcian
 
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Your school list looks really good. Don't be afraid to add Yale and Wash U they are truly holistic. a few target schools can also be SUNY Upstate, wright and U of Toledo.
 
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Bigmedicineguy

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Application looks good and so do the possible gap year jobs, I would look at MSAR to see what schools on you list aren't out of state friendly to narrow down you list. Consider adding U Chicago as a far reach school and getting shadowing hours with a primary care physcian
I will definitely do that, thank you. And wow that would be a dream school honestly, I’ll look into that for sure


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Bigmedicineguy

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Don’t forget to apply to the regular UCLA program (Geffen).
I know their msar stats are combined with Charles drew so are they known for being urm friendly and accepting out of state? Because that would be an amazing place to apply to


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Bigmedicineguy

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Your school list looks really good. Don't be afraid to add Yale and Wash U they are truly holistic. a few target schools can also be SUNY Upstate, wright and U of Toledo.
Wow didn’t even consider those because of stats but if that’s true I will definitely look into them. Do you know if SUNY Upstate is OOS friendly? I believe I was told they weren’t, but I would definitely also look into there. Thank you so much!


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I know their msar stats are combined with Charles drew so are they known for being urm friendly and accepting out of state? Because that would be an amazing place to apply to


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I don’t know about the out of state part but they are URM friendly and your stats are on par.
 
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Bigmedicineguy

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@Goro @Faha Having trouble narrowing down my list. Could I possibly get some help? Any I should get rid of immediately/add? Thank you very much
 

Goro

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  • 1. Eastern Virginia
  • 2. UVA
  • 3. VCU
  • 4. Virginia Tech Carilion
  • 1. Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
  • 1. Columbia University
  • 2. Duke
    • Drexel
  • 3. Emory
  • 4. University of Pittsburgh
  • 5. Tufts University
  • 1. Case Western
  • 2. Georgetown University
  • 3. Thomas Jefferson University
  • 4. UCLA
  • 5. University of Cincinnati
  • 6. University of Miami
  • 7. University of Rochester
  • 2. George Washington University
  • 3. Temple University
  • 5. Tulane University
  • 10. USUHS (Family military history)
  • 11. Wake Forest
  • 1. Charles Drew University/UCLA
  • 2. Howard University
  • 3. Meharry Medical College
  • 4. Morehouse School of Medicine
ADD:
  • UMD
  • NYU-LI
  • Hofstra
 

Etopn23

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Charles Drew definitely isn't a safety program. They require demonstrated and significant commitment to the underserved. The average applicant has significant hours with this community. The class size is also small.

I'm not saying *not* to apply, it's a great program. Just know this going in.
 
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