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      Non-clinical volunteering: is Planned Parenthood your only community service experience? You are splitting some hours doing clinical work with PP as well, so I'm looking to see if there more than just one major community service activity in your bucket? Describe your international service trip a bit more.
       
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        Non-clinical volunteering: is Planned Parenthood your only community service experience? You are splitting some hours doing clinical work with PP as well, so I'm looking to see if there more than just one major community service activity in your bucket? Describe your international service trip a bit more.
        The service trip is through a non-profit organization that the university partners with. Students go to impoverished communities in various countries and build public infrastructure projects, educate community members on public health, and open a free medical clinic. The time before the trip itself is spent preparing and fundraising. This is where the majority of my hours come from.
         
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          **** PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE ****

          Resident: CA
          Ethnicity: Asian
          Major: Biology
          Minor: Comp Bio

          MCAT: 520 (129/130/131/130)
          GPA: 3.83 cGPA w/ upward trend, 3.79 sGPA

          Research: 450 hours; developed a program to help with computer aided drug design at a comp bio lab. Manuscript currently being edited to be submitted for publication (plan on having it submitted by the time I complete my application).

          Non-clinical: 600 hours; involved in a volunteer group that takes a service trip abroad every year since freshman year of college (2 leadership positions) and did non-clinical volunteer work at Planned Parenthood

          Clinical: 100 hours; volunteered at a hospital and at Planned Parenthood (hours were projected to be closer to 150-180 hours without COVID-19)

          Shadowing: 120 hours in radiology and internal medicine

          Employment: 400 hours; on campus, administrative work study job

          Other paid experience: 300 hours; worked at a pizza place freshman summer

          Rec Letters: 4 letters from my PI, bio lab professor, humanities professor, and on campus employer (expected to be strong and supportive)

          School List:
          1. NYU
          2. Columbia
          3. UCLA
          4. UCSF
          5. Cornell
          6. Duke
          7. U Pitt
          8. U Mich
          9. Yale
          10. U Chicago
          11. Northwestern
          12. Vanderbilt
          13. Mount Sinai
          14. UCSD
          15. Baylor
          16. Case Western
          17. Emory
          18. Boston U
          19. UVA
          20. USC
          21. U of Rochester
          22. Brown
          23. UCD
          24. Georgetown
          25. UCI
          26. Dartmouth
          27. Tufts
          28. UCR
          29. Kaiser
          30. California Northstate

          I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions about my school list! I am currently planning on applying only to MD schools, as I think MD fits slightly better with my goals/aspirations for medicine in the future. This is my first post on SDN, but it seems that @Goro, @Faha, @WedgeDawg, and @Mr.Smile12 have helped a lot of prospective students with their school lists, so I would greatly appreciate your feedback as well.
          Delete CNU, Brown, Gtown
          Scratch UCR IF you're not from the Inland Empire
          ADD: U VM, U Cinci, OH State, Cal U Med, Einstein
          Consider WashU, Duke, U CO,
           
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