Hi all! Thanks in advance for your time reading this post - duly appreciated.
Just wondering what my chances are at USMD (I'm totally open to DO, I've just heard my stats are more appropriate for MD).
MCAT (score/percentile): 516 (95th)// 131(99th)/125(62nd)/129(92nd)/131(99th)
cGPA: 3.85 sGPA: 3.9 (4.0 with AAMCAS conversion)
Background: Caucasian female, 24 yrs old,
Education: Honours B.A.Sc with thesis - nephrology research (2 published papers; neither 1st author)
-Course-based MSc in Global Health, specialization in global diseases. (one 1st author should be published in the fall; 1 op.ed. paper published in school Graduate journal - not even sure if that's worth stating).
-studied abroad in my 3rd year of undergrad (in Belgium)
Clincial: 3 months clinical and surgical shadowing numerous specialities in Angola, Africa (600+ hours); volunteer medical first responder for 2 years - was just promoted to Sergeant of Training for the medical first response division (read: leadership, progression, etc)
Non-clinical: Graduate advisory committee, Various humanitarian initiatives
Miscellaneous: attended two week mandatory field symposium in India for MSc program where I conducted (brief) field research and constructed grant proposals
-currently researching health systems strengthening in Uganda - was hired on by my PI from my masters placement; Seminar presentations of my research at workshops conducted in Uganda and Canada
-pre-thesis (undergrad) employment in the nephrology wetlab I did my thesis in (westerns, IHC, IF, cell culture, etc)
-various student jobs (i.e. waitressing, summer parks, etc)
Current List of Schools (after consulting MSAR)
-New York Med College
-Sidney Kimmel (Thomas Jefferson)
-Uni of Virginia SOM
I'll be applying to 7 Non-Ontario Canadian schools as well, but I really don't have high hopes. They generally only let 6-10 out-of-province students (aka me) in. And my CARS would need to be 129+
Thank you thank you thank you!