Nothing really stellar about my background, but I’d like to believe that I’m a fairly well-rounded applicant. CA residency and being an Asian male doesn’t really help my case either, I’m afraid. I plan to apply broadly OOS and see what happens.
I need some help with my list of schools:
Year in School: 1st gap year post-college.
State of Residence: California.
Schools to which you are applying:
Cumulative GPA: 3.74
Science GPA: 3.70
Research: 1 year clinical research, 1 year bench research with honors thesis and poster presentation.
Clinical Volunteering: 250+ hrs hospital volunteering
Physician shadowing: 30 hours radiology, 10 hours ENT. Hoping to shadow an anesthesiologist soon.
Non-Clinical volunteering: Nothing substantial/longterm. I love teaching and am looking into tutoring programs. Just have to rearrange my schedule to fit it in.
Extracurricular activities: Fraternity officer. Musician. TAing.
Employment History: Paid research intern. Paid TA. 1 month medical scribe. Currently a research associate in biotech.
Weekly commitments: Work (45 hrs), Hospital Volunteering (6 hrs).
Immediate family members in medicine? No.
Specialty of interest: No idea, but surgery sounds appealing.
Interest in rural health? No direct experience with this, but I am definitely interested.
Thanks for your time! I’d greatly appreciate any advice, critiques, and/or comments.