Probability of Acceptance/ Ways to Improve
A little bit about myself.. I am 22 years old and in the process of completing my MPH @ George Washington University with approximately a GPA of 3.62. As for undergrad, I attended Dominican University where I earned a B.S. in Neuroscience with a concentration in cellular and molecular neurobiology with distinction, honors through coursework and a minor in chemistry at the age of 20. I was able to graduate early due to my ability to take 8 college courses each semester at once. My G.P.A. is 3.65, and it only went down due to a C in Orgo II.
As for extracurriculars, I have done about everything. Volunteered in Rush hospital for 1.5 years at a surgical unit assistant, Student Senator of student government and eventually treasurer for 2 years, committee member for educational policies at Dominican University for 1 year, clinical preceptorship internship for 1 year (volunteered with E.R. physicians, and shadowed surgeons), student ambassador for 2 years, etc. I also worked as a peer mentor where I acted as a teachers assistant tutoring students both inside and outside of the classroom (2.5 years) and as a research assistant for 1.5 years. This resulted in allowing me the ability to complete a distinction project, where I wrote a 60 page paper to defend my thesis and completed an oral defense. My paper was published in the Constellation and I won a research award. I also work as a wedding planner on the side, and through this event planning I created a organization that allows kids with chronic diseases in hospitals create interesting wedding decor (can't go into more detail).
As for MCAT, I think this is my weakest aspect. I took it the first time and got a 488, considering I did not study and sorta winged it. I am currently in the process of studying for my MCAT, this time for real. I am averaging 500 on the practice tests, and am about to hire a tutor to help me get my score up. I am planning to take it on April 20th, 2018.
I guess my question to you is, do you think I need to change or fix anything in my application? I applied before without my MPH degree and with the bad MCAT score and got denied. I think this occurred because I submitted my applications extremely late in the cycle. I am worried that I might get denied again. I applied in 2016 cycle, and have spent the last year completing my MPH, volunteering abroad in Peru (2x this year) and creating that small organization with the wedding decor. I still have time to add some more things to my application before I apply in June 2018, so what would you recommend? I really want to get in this time and can't afford to lose more time!