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Hi all, I was looking through the MSAR and narrowed down the potential schools that I would like to apply for to 40 schools so far. But, I would like to further narrow it down to at most 20. Can you guys help me with eliminating some schools? 

 

My stats are.

GPA: 3.73

MCAT: 510   (PS: 128, CARS: 126, B: 128, Psych/soci: 128)

ECs: research publications, president of a club for 3 years, involved with 300+ community hours for 4 years.

 

These are the schools that I narrowed the 100 schools that take canadian applicants:

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston  University School of Medicine

Central Michigan University College of Medicine (low tier)

Columbia university college of physicians and surgeons (higher tier)

Duke University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington School of Medicine

Georgetown University School or Medicine

Howard University College of Medicine

Icahn school of medicine at mount sinai

Loma Linda University School of Medicine (christian)?

NYMC

New York University School of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Oakland University William Beaumont

Penn State

Rush Medical college

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Saint Louis University

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Stanford (Dream)

SUNY upstate

Stony Brook

Tulane

UCLA

UCSF

University Cincinnati College of Medicine

University of Connecticut

Illionois college of medicine

University of Kentucky

University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

University of Pittsburg

University of Virginia

Washington University

Wayne State University'

Cornell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yale

 

 

Thank you!

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Washington has heavy in-state preference. Add washu in St. Louis. Cornell does take Canadians. I think stony brook has taken 0 internationals In the past couple years but I maybe wrong. Check MSAR for acceptance data.

 

EDIT: add case western reserve, take out Illinois (very heavy instate for UIC) unless it's another school I haven't heard of.

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Thank you for your inputs! I have now narrowed it down to these schools:

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston  University School of Medicine

Central Michigan University College of Medicine 

Columbia university college of physicians and surgeons 

Emory University School of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington School of Medicine

Icahn school of medicine at mount sinai 

NYMC

New York University School of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Stanford (Dream)

SUNY upstate

Tulane

UCLA

University of Kentucky

University of Pittsburg

Washington University St. Louis 

Wayne State University'

Cornell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yale

 

I am looking to narrow it down even more! As much as I would like to apply to all of these, I will be spending the majority of my time studying for the MCAT, and I really do not think I have time to apply to more than 15.

 

Any helpful advice is much appreciated!

Thank you

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Isn't a 510 the 'new' version of a 30-32? 

 

If so, then with a 3.7 GPA it seems like your list is far to focused on the top US schools. I'm not very familiar with US ranks, but it seems like that's fairly average for academic scores, whereas people who get into Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, etc, are going to have higher GPA's or a grad degree, and MCAT's the equivalent of an old 35+ score.

 

Not trying to be discouraging, but if you are looking to cut down your list then those are the schools I'd be the first to remove

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Hello all, thank you for your input. I do realize that my MCAT is fairly average, but I plan on taking a new one this summer! (Hopefully, my new mark will make me more competitive). 

Does anyone know if the schools would look at my new MCAT score that will come out in around September, even if I apply pretty early on? 

 

Also, I plan on applying to only 4-5 of the top tiers (dream) schools and 8-12 mid-tier and 1-2 schools that I have a very high chances of getting in.

Hope that clarifies some stuff :)

 

Thank you again for your help!

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can someone comment on these schools:

1) Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2) Boston University School of Medicine

3) Central Michigan University College of Medicine

4) East TN State U., James H. Quillen Coll. of Med.

5) George Washington University Sch of Med & Hlth Sci

6) Howard University

7) Loma Linda University School of Medicine

8) LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans

9) Meharry Medical College

10) Michigan State University

11) New York Medical College

12) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Scien

13) Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

14) Stony Brook University School of Medicine

15) University of Hawaii John A. Burns Sch. of Med.

16) University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medic

17) University of Louisville School of Medicine

18) University of Utah School of Medicine

19) West Virginia University School of Medicine

20) SUNY upstate

21) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Thank you for your inputs! I have now narrowed it down to these schools:

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston  University School of Medicine - unlikely to consider an international (See website)

Central Michigan University College of Medicine 

Columbia university college of physicians and surgeons 

Emory University School of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington School of Medicine - huge number of applications; likely a waste of time/money

Icahn school of medicine at mount sinai - requires escrow, buyer beware.

NYMC

New York University School of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Stanford (Dream)

SUNY upstate

Tulane

UCLA - according to stats barely ever even considers an international for an interview. probably a waste of time

University of Kentucky

University of Pittsburg

Washington University St. Louis - requires either escrow or proof of all 4 years funding.

Wayne State University'

Cornell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yale

 

I am looking to narrow it down even more! As much as I would like to apply to all of these, I will be spending the majority of my time studying for the MCAT, and I really do not think I have time to apply to more than 15.

 

Any helpful advice is much appreciated!

Thank you

 

 

Big warning to you: your MCAT is low. YMMV

 

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can someone comment on these schools:

1) Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

2) Boston University School of Medicine

3) Central Michigan University College of Medicine

4) East TN State U., James H. Quillen Coll. of Med.

5) George Washington University Sch of Med & Hlth Sci

6) Howard University

7) Loma Linda University School of Medicine

8) LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans

9) Meharry Medical College

10) Michigan State University

11) New York Medical College

12) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Scien

13) Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

14) Stony Brook University School of Medicine

15) University of Hawaii John A. Burns Sch. of Med. - accepts only a small number of out of state (including internationals); but is Canadian friendly. However quite expensive (and to live in Hawaii).

16) University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Medic

17) University of Louisville School of Medicine

18) University of Utah School of Medicine

19) West Virginia University School of Medicine

20) SUNY upstate

21) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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Hi all, I was looking through the MSAR and narrowed down the potential schools that I would like to apply for to 40 schools so far. But, I would like to further narrow it down to at most 20. Can you guys help me with eliminating some schools? 

 

My stats are.

GPA: 3.73

MCAT: 510   (PS: 128, CARS: 126, B: 128, Psych/soci: 128)

ECs: research publications, president of a club for 3 years, involved with 300+ community hours for 4 years.

 

These are the schools that I narrowed the 100 schools that take canadian applicants:

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Boston  University School of Medicine

Central Michigan University College of Medicine (low tier)

Columbia university college of physicians and surgeons (higher tier)

Duke University School of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

George Washington School of Medicine

Georgetown University School or Medicine

Howard University College of Medicine

Icahn school of medicine at mount sinai

Loma Linda University School of Medicine (christian)?

NYMC

New York University School of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Oakland University William Beaumont

Penn State

Rush Medical college

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Saint Louis University

Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Stanford (Dream)

SUNY upstate

Stony Brook

Tulane

UCLA

UCSF

University Cincinnati College of Medicine

University of Connecticut

Illionois college of medicine

University of Kentucky

University of Maryland School of Medicine

University of North Carolina

University of Pittsburg

University of Virginia

Washington University

Wayne State University'

Cornell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yale

 

 

Thank you!

Let's assume your GPA is not downward 3.9/3.8/3.7/3.6 and you are Canadian citizen With MCAT 510 and average ECs.

 

You need a list like:

Wayne state, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Oakland, SUNY-upstate, NYMC, Albert Einstein, Rosalind, Jefferson

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