Should I bother applying to these BS/MD programs?

<p>CA resident
GPA: 4.00W, 3.82 UW
Top 10% of class, maybe top 5%?
ACT: 33
Subject test: Math 800, Physics 700, Chemistry 700
APs: AP Calculus BC (5), AP Physics B (4), AP Chemistry (5), AP Statistics (5), AP Biology, AP Macroecon, AP Gov, (and took multivariable calculus at local college)
EC: Qualified for AIME in sophomore year, president of a few clubs, playing viola for 5 yrs in youth orchestra and quartet, train mma, train medieval sword fighting, about 100 hrs of volunteering, shadowed doc for 80 hrs (clinic, conference, lab, OR)</p>

<p>I'm planning on applying to these programs. Should I even bother? Do I stand a chance?
Baylor BS/MD
UMiami BS/MD
RPI/Albany BS/MD
Case Western BS/MD
Stony Brook BS/MD</p>

<p>You definitely have a chance to get interviews with at least a few of these with your stats, you may want to get some more medical hours in though between now and when apps are due. Also check out VCU BS/MD, it's a great program and they take about half their students from out of state.. I got in a few years ago from California as well with similar stats to yours.</p>

<p>What sort of medical hours should I try to get more of? I'll check out VCU, thanks!</p>

<p>And out of the programs there, I'm most interested in USC, Miami, RPI. Are those harder ones to get into?</p>

<p>im in the same situation man(similar stats too). idk if i'll get into any but i'm gonna try. also check out the Drexel program since i hear its not as hard as some of the others.</p>

<p>good luck bro.</p>

<p>It would be nice if you could boost your SAT score if you're thinking of retaking it in the fall. Being in the 2200+, preferably even the 2250+ range is usually what you want to be aiming for some of the programs you mentioned. </p>

<p>Other than that though, you definitely have a shot though as you have a number of great ECs, though I agree that it would be great if you could get in some other medical hours between now and application time (shadowing, research, etc.). Good luck!</p>

<p>Good luck to you too snorlax! I looked at Drexel before, but I heard that a lot of people there are unhappy.</p>

<p>Would it hurt me if I just choose not to send in the sat1 score, and only send in ACT? And yup, I'm going to try and continue my shadowing into the school year.</p>

<p>i think it'd be better to only send the ACT score. As long as the programs accept either SAT or ACT you'll be fine.</p>

<p>Stats on a lower side although within reasonable range D. got rejection from PPSP before interview, she had higher stats. She got into 3 programs at state schools. Finishing off UG portion in one of them. It is very benericial to be in a program, now it is even more evident to her. I am not familiar with CA programs, but it seems that chances at in-state are higher than privates and OOS. Apply widely and best of luck.</p>