Sep 6, 2015
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ALABAMA YALL
To preface this, I am from the southeast but am entirely open to going somewhere new. I am posting this to see what schools I should apply to and if I have a shot at any of the top tiers.

GPA
I am a senior and currently have a 3.78

MCAT
517 (taken once)

Research
Suicide and psychopathology (2 semesters)

Volunteering
Emergency Departmemt (570 hours)
Cancer Center (~1100 hours)

Shadowing
ENT (20 hours)
Hospitalist (35 hours)
Oncologist (10 hours)
Ortho (18 hours, still in progress)

Employment
Phlebotomist (part time, Aug 2012-September 2013)
Patient Care Tech. Cancer Center (October 2013-Present)
BLS , Heartsaver CPR and First Aid, ACLS instructor (June 2014-Present)
 

Banco

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May 28, 2014
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You have a great application. Top tiers are a reach for anyone, but your numbers are in the ballpark and you can throw some of them in if you want. Just be sure to have a realistic base of state schools and low/mid tiers as well.
 

GrapesofRath

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May 5, 2015
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Here are some schools that I might give consideration to. Hardly an exhaustive list. Keep doing and boosting the research experience if you are applying next cycle to help yourself with some of those top 20 names which are research powerhouses. Your extensive clinical exposure will really help your cause.

While you have a strong application, volunteering with the disadvantaged in different areas outside of a clinical setting over the next year could also help your app.

Your State Schools
Tulane
Hofstra
Saint Louis
Medical College Wisconsin
Miami
USF
Oakland
Quinnipac
Case Western
Emory
USC
UVA
Einstein
Rochester
Mayo
U of Arizona
Pitt/Northwestern
Duke/Vanderbilt
Mt Sinai/Cornell/NYU/Columbia

Really almost any top 20 school could potentially be in play. An example of a good list might be your state programs, several lower tiers, about a half dozen or so medium tiers, and a half dozen or so top tier programs. That'll probably make around 16-20 schools and a solid list.
 
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Ur fine mate, should be a successful cycle if you don't go crazy with the reaches.
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
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Somewhere west of St. Louis
Status
Non-Student
You're golden. I recommend:


Harvard

Wash U

Yale

Stanford

U Chicago

U Penn

U VA

U MI
U Colorado
U VM

U WI
Ohio State

Jefferson
U IA
UCLA OR UCSD OR UCI
U Cincy
Miami
Albert Einstein
Tulane
Loyola
Emory
BU
USC/Keck
Baylor
JHU
Mayo
Pitt
Northwestern
NYU
Vanderbilt
Columbia
Sinai
Cornell
Duke
Case
Hofstra
your state school(s)


To preface this, I am from the southeast but am entirely open to going somewhere new. I am posting this to see what schools I should apply to and if I have a shot at any of the top tiers.

GPA
I am a senior and currently have a 3.78

MCAT
517 (taken once)

Research
Suicide and psychopathology (2 semesters)

Volunteering
Emergency Departmemt (570 hours)
Cancer Center (~1100 hours)

Shadowing
ENT (20 hours)
Hospitalist (35 hours)
Oncologist (10 hours)
Ortho (18 hours, still in progress)

Employment
Phlebotomist (part time, Aug 2012-September 2013)
Patient Care Tech. Cancer Center (October 2013-Present)
BLS , Heartsaver CPR and First Aid, ACLS instructor (June 2014-Present)