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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Clevelandrocks23, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Clevelandrocks23

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    Good afternoon all! I am a post-baccalaureate student residing in Cleveland, OH with a degree in psychology, and am looking for any thoughts on other schools worth adding to the list based on stats/whatnot. Without further ado, here are my stats:

    cGPA: 3.82

    sGPA: 3.9 (4.0 post-bacc)

    MCAT: 515 (130,127,129,129)

    Clinical volunteer: ~150 hours (3 hrs/wk) volunteering as an Emergency Department liaison (ongoing), ~75 hours at a free clinic (1.5 hrs/wk)

    Physician shadowing: Family medicine ~130 hrs (13 hrs/wk, spread across 3 doctors), 50 hrs Gastroenterology (10 hrs/wk), 50 hrs Consult Psychiatry (10 hrs/wk), 30 hrs PICU (10 hrs/wk)

    Research: Undergraduate -- Conducted research project for senior honors thesis (topic was cognitive psychology) and presented at poster session; Post-bacc -- volunteered as a lab assistant for a lab studying colon cancer epidemiology

    Nonclinical volunteer -- Crisis Hotline Representative ~150 hrs (10 hrs/wk),

    Employment -- Team Leader at local ice cream shop (20 hrs/wk), Kaplan Campus Representative (10 hrs/wk), currently employed as group Supplemental Instructor/Peer Tutor for Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and General Chemistry for school's Tutoring Center (40 hrs/wk). I have been working at my current job for roughly two years now, and I just interviewed with Kaplan for an MCAT tutoring position.

    Other: Vice President/President for Post-Bacc school's American Medical Student Association chapter

    My school list is as follows:

    Albert Einstein, Yeshiva
    Alpert Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University (extensive connections, father is alumnus/grandfather was a dean)
    Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (father is associate professor)
    Feinberg School of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh
    Mayo Clinic
    NEOMED
    Rosalind Franklin University
    Ohio State University
    University of Virginia
    University of Michigan
    University of Cincinnati

    I have submitted all secondaries except for Albert Einstein (received today) and NEOMED. I am unsure as to what impact alumni connections/school connections have these days, but I figured I should include them for details' sake.
     
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  3. md-2020

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    You're golden. Why are you doing a post-bacc with a 3.82/3.9 though? Did you not finish your pre-reqs on time?

    Know that unless you went to Brown it is extremely difficult to even get an II there. (Favors Brown undergrads heavily, plus reserved PLME spots).
     
  4. Clevelandrocks23

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    Thank you so much for the reply! I decided partway through my junior year that I wanted to pursue medicine as opposed to a career in psychology. Doing prerequisites at my undergraduate institution would have put me largely in debt, so I went back home and enrolled at the local state school to finish up. I guess in that sense I'm a non-traditional non-traditional :p.
     
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    I suggest the following. Nothing wrong with aiming high; the ones I have in bold are schools where your MCAT score is 2-3 points below their avg, and your GPA is ~ the same as the school avg. Thus, proceed with caution on these, but I feel you're in striking distance for some.


    U VM

    Miami

    St. Louis

    Albany

    Albert Einstein

    Rochester

    Rush

    Rosy Franklin

    NYMC

    EVMS

    Wake Forest

    Jefferson

    Temple

    Drexel

    Creighton

    Tulane

    USC/Keck

    Loyola

    USF Morsani

    Emory

    BU

    Mayo

    Duke

    Case

    Baylor

    JHU

    Pitt

    Northwestern

    NYU

    Vanderbilt

    Columbia

    Any new MD school, especially Hofstra. Skip Central MI and the three new FL schools.

    Your state school(s).



     
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    Wow Goro, what a thorough list! Thank you very much!
     
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    Excellent application. You have some big names on there, which is okay, but maybe it would be safer to add a few more realistic options. Definitely add Wright State and Toledo.

    Look into: Rochester, SLU, BU, Rush, Loyola
     
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    Thank you, Banco! Good call re: the other state schools and I shall certainly look into the other ones!
     
  9. GrapesofRath

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    Youll want all Ohio schools. Those serve as solid safeties. Throw in some OOS lower tiers and the rest of your list is at your discretion(although I would stick to the reaches on Goro's list).
     
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