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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        **** PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE ****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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