MD What are my chances at Middle-Lower Tier Med Schools?

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Rojoman33

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Hi all,

I am applying next cycle, June 2019, and was looking at my chances of getting in to some lower tier schools, as well as, any newer programs. Also, what can I do to strengthen my application.
BCPM: 3.45
cGPA: 3.55
Graduated From: UC Davis
MCAT: Not taken yet, started studying already and planning on taking it February 2019.
EC's:
3 years of research (1 publication as first author)
Currently a lab technician at a top 10 research institution in the US (expecting 2 more publications)
1 Year of volunteering at a hospital (during highschool)
1 Year of current volunteering
A 3 week medical program in Guatemala serving rural communities
100 hours of shadowing in both Nephrology and Orthapedics
As well as, many social groups (Fraternity/Bio)
Honor Organizations
Multiple sports/leadership positions

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Hi all,

I am applying next cycle, June 2019, and was looking at my chances of getting in to some lower tier schools, as well as, any newer programs. Also, what can I do to strengthen my application.
BCPM: 3.45
cGPA: 3.55
Graduated From: UC Davis
MCAT: Not taken yet, started studying already and planning on taking it February 2019.
EC's:
3 years of research (1 publication as first author)
Currently a lab technician at a top 10 research institution in the US (expecting 2 more publications)
1 Year of volunteering at a hospital (during highschool)
1 Year of current volunteering
A 3 week medical program in Guatemala serving rural communities
100 hours of shadowing in both Nephrology and Orthapedics
As well as, many social groups (Fraternity/Bio)
Honor Organizations
Multiple sports/leadership positions

Can't advise on chances til you get an MCAT. A 515 would make you all set, probably even able to stay in CA, but that's putting the cart before the horse. If you can get some clinical volunteering (the high school stuff doesn't move my needle much) that would fill a potential hole in your app.
 
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Can't advise on chances til you get an MCAT. A 515 would make you all set, probably even able to stay in CA, but that's putting the cart before the horse. If you can get some clinical volunteering (the high school stuff doesn't move my needle much) that would fill a potential hole in your app.
That trip doesn't move my committee's needle either...
 
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Should've stated, planning on taking the MCAT in February of 2019, started studying last weekend. Aiming for a 515 or higher, can achieve that, I believe.
All pre-meds think they can hit 515.

When you have your score, we can advise properly. The GPAs are weak though; you'll need DO schools on your list.
 
That trip doesn't move my committee's needle either...
Okay thank you, I will put all my effort into doing well on the MCAT. Thank you for the advice! I forgot to mention that I do have a year's experience of volunteering in a hospital, while in college as well.So two years in total.
 
Okay thank you, I will put all my effort into doing well on the MCAT. Thank you for the advice! I forgot to mention that I do have a year's experience of volunteering in a hospital, while in college as well.So two years in total.
Excellent.
 
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