Amrazzz

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4.000 - sGPA

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Bunch of Scholarships
Volunteer at Two Hospitals
10 hours/wk research - commitment for 3 years
Few Clubs - although with little involvement
Shadowing - Little but intend to do more
Strong possible LOR

Hopes...
Hopefully accepted into a SURF program
Hopefully getting leadership position with a Pre-Med Club
Atleast 33+ on MCAT
Tutoring

No Paid Job

By the time I have to apply, and assuming I have my "hope" list completed, would I have a good shot getting into/interviewing at a top 20 school? Any improvements or suggestions to strengthen my application?
 

Narmerguy

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Sophomore
3.976 - cGPA
4.000 - sGPA

Activities/Awards
Bunch of Scholarships
Volunteer at Two Hospitals
10 hours/wk research - commitment for 3 years
Few Clubs - although with little involvement
Shadowing - Little but intend to do more
Strong possible LOR

Hopes...
Hopefully accepted into a SURF program
Hopefully getting leadership position with a Pre-Med Club
Atleast 33+ on MCAT
Tutoring

No Paid Job

By the time I have to apply, and assuming I have my "hope" list completed, would I have a good shot getting into/interviewing at a top 20 school? Any improvements or suggestions to strengthen my application?
Yep, if you keep it up I imagine you'll get an interview at a top 20.
 

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bannie22

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The people who posted above me are too dazzled with your 4.0.

You will get into med school if you are not picky with where ya wanna go.
 
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would I have a good shot getting into/interviewing at a top 20 school? Any improvements or suggestions to strengthen my application?
What you've outlined does not make me think you have potential as a future leader in medicine, and that is what top twenties are looking for. You need to notch up your game.
1) Keep the high GPA
2) Aim for a 35+ MCAT score
3) Have strong nonmedical/noncampus community service starting soon
4) Strategize to assume a substantive leadership postion, not just club president. Top twenties won't be impressed with that. It would be ideal if you took responsibility in the community service organization and made it grow.
5) Do your own research project (after learning the ropes) and publish, 3 years of involvement are fine
6) Shadow 60-80 hours, split among 3 docs of which one is primary care
7) Teach, tutor, mentor, or coach something
8) Continue to gain clinical experience on a weekly basis
9) Have interesting hobbies, artistic involvement, sports
 

J ROD

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What you've outlined does not make me think you have potential as a future leader in medicine, and that is what top twenties are looking for. You need to notch up your game.
1) Keep the high GPA
2) Aim for a 35+ MCAT score
3) Have strong nonmedical/noncampus community service starting soon
4) Strategize to assume a substantive leadership postion, not just club president. Top twenties won't be impressed with that. It would be ideal if you took responsibility in the community service organization and made it grow.
5) Do your own research project (after learning the ropes) and publish, 3 years of involvement are fine
6) Shadow 60-80 hours, split among 3 docs of which one is primary care
7) Teach, tutor, mentor, or coach something
8) Continue to gain clinical experience on a weekly basis
9) Have interesting hobbies, artistic involvement, sports
I agree with alot of this. Maybe somewhat over the top.
 

Amrazzz

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What you've outlined does not make me think you have potential as a future leader in medicine, and that is what top twenties are looking for. You need to notch up your game.
1) Keep the high GPA
2) Aim for a 35+ MCAT score
3) Have strong nonmedical/noncampus community service starting soon
4) Strategize to assume a substantive leadership postion, not just club president. Top twenties won't be impressed with that. It would be ideal if you took responsibility in the community service organization and made it grow.
5) Do your own research project (after learning the ropes) and publish, 3 years of involvement are fine
6) Shadow 60-80 hours, split among 3 docs of which one is primary care
7) Teach, tutor, mentor, or coach something
8) Continue to gain clinical experience on a weekly basis
9) Have interesting hobbies, artistic involvement, sports
totally makes sense, been slacking of lately and really need to step up my game. Quality advice
 

bannie22

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What you've outlined does not make me think you have potential as a future leader in medicine, and that is what top twenties are looking for. You need to notch up your game.
1) Keep the high GPA
2) Aim for a 35+ MCAT score
3) Have strong nonmedical/noncampus community service starting soon
4) Strategize to assume a substantive leadership postion, not just club president. Top twenties won't be impressed with that. It would be ideal if you took responsibility in the community service organization and made it grow.
5) Do your own research project (after learning the ropes) and publish, 3 years of involvement are fine
6) Shadow 60-80 hours, split among 3 docs of which one is primary care
7) Teach, tutor, mentor, or coach something
8) Continue to gain clinical experience on a weekly basis
9) Have interesting hobbies, artistic involvement, sports

*pouts*
you just expanded on what was in my mind:idea:
LOL