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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by STEVEHOLT1, 05.13.14.

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  1. STEVEHOLT1

    STEVEHOLT1

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    Hello premedical and medical superstars. I'm trying to get in my primaries before Bonnaroo and really need some help finalizing a list. First some stats:

    I'll be graduating from Northwestern University with honors in biology. Minors in spanish and global health. 3.8 science and regular GPA, 38 MCAT PS11/V13/BS14.

    Research: 2 years of research on breast cancer stem cells (about 800 hours). Wrote an honors thesis and have given presentations. Got a $3000 grant to do this research in the summer of 2013.

    Clinical Experience: Worked with a women's community health group in Chile for 2 months on violence against women and breast cancer awareness campaigns. Two week long trips to Guatemala on eye care missions. Shadowing at a hospital in Spain for 2 months (but this was high school). 60-70 hours in Chicago shadowing physicians in pediatrics, surgery, and oncology.

    Volunteer work: Attended multiple ASB trips and led two trips, one to an HIV clinic in New York and the other to Habitat for Humanity in Mississippi. Volunteer with the global health safety/ ethics office revising all our orientation materials. Rape Victim Advocate in Chicago and lots of sexual assault activism nationally and on campus (founded a student survivor advocate group). Helped to advise the new White House Task Force on Sexual Assault

    A bit about me: Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I definitely want to do global health work during and after medical school, speak fluent spanish, and my main passion in this world is helping women to restore their confidence by giving them back their health and sexuality. I live for music and music festivals and am one of the head organizers of Northwestern's music festival Dillo Day. I consider myself a bit of a functional hippie and need a medical school that is open-minded, collaborative, not religious, in a culturally-rich area and ideally near mountains or water (west coast?). I want to apply to 15ish schools.

    Without further ado...THE (working) LIST
    Baylor
    Creighton
    Colorado
    Feinberg
    Mayo
    Oregon
    Perelman
    Tulane
    U Cal San Diego
    U Illinois
    U Florida
    U Michigan
    UNC
    USF
    UVA
    U Washington
    Vanderbuilt
    Vermont
    Wisconsin

    How are these schools for oos? What are my safeties? Thanks for any and all feedback! You're all great.
     
    Last edited: 05.14.14
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  3. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

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    Yikes, can you separate your EC's into a more reader friendly format?

    Also be sure to include your home state, how many schools you want to apply to, and if you have any regional preferences/etc.
     
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  4. STEVEHOLT1

    STEVEHOLT1

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    Yep! This is my first post. I'll reformat this and post again later.
     
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  5. STEVEHOLT1

    STEVEHOLT1

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    *bump*
     
  6. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing wrong with aiming high; you're golden. I'd like to see a little more clinical ECs that are actually within your home city.

    Goro suggests any of:

    Baylor
    Creighton
    Colorado
    Feinberg
    Mayo
    Perelman
    Tulane
    U Cal San Diego
    U Illinois
    U Michigan
    USF
    Vanderbilt
    Vermont
    Wisconsin
    Pitt
    USC
    ALL ILL schools except SIU
    Duke
    Einstein
    Mt Sinai
    BU Tufts
     
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  7. giraffesuptop

    giraffesuptop SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    Just letting you know that UF and USF heavily favor FL residents, but your stats and ecs are so good that you have a chance there. If you don't already know about the msar then you should google it and definitely buy it. Like goro said, more clinical ecs would be nice
     
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  8. aspirantmed

    aspirantmed

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    As long as you apply to your state medical schools and have that option in the bag, you're in good shape.
     
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