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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Andrew14, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. Andrew14

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    Stats: 3.5 sgpa, 3.6 gpa, 31 mcat

    -Biology Major
    -half a year of research
    -50 hours of shadowing a DO and 10 hours for a MD
    -2x All-American in lacrosse (D2)
    -3x Academic All-American 1st team
    -80 hours of vol. at a hospital
    -worked with special olympics for 3 years

    Schools: lecom, pcom, wvsom, ccom,nycom
  2. StoicJosher

    StoicJosher Reality?? Check. Lifetime Donor

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    You should do well with all 5 schools you picked.
  3. Andrew14

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    Thanks. Well i also applied to pitt but forgot to add it in my previous post. My stats are a bit low but do you guys think I have a shot?
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    Yes, your MCAT is way above average.
    Having a high MCAT and GPA while playing a college sport show admissions you have the time management skills needed to succeed in med school. This is coming from a d1 athlete at a successful program.
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    Is your GPA calculated for DO or MD?
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    Your clinical experience is on the sparse side, relative to the average applicant. I hope you are continuing to add additional hours. You can let schools know about this through update letters if you have already applied.
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    thats a good question.
  8. laxian

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    I have the same GPA as you, 0.14 lower science GPA (3.36) but 5 pts higher on the MCAT (36). Worse EC's than you but better research and a little more clinicals. Also I was not an athlete. I was fine this cycle, I think you will be too. Even if you don't get in next cycle I think you will definitely get in eventually.
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    I don't think you can compared yourself to him for DO schools..31 vs. 36 MCAT with similar GPA.
  10. laxian

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    But i mean he/she has a higher science GPA plus he/shes an athlete.

    and 3.5 science and 3.36 science is not really a trivial difference, its pretty significant.

    Also I applied to only MD schools, which I think are a bit harder to get into.

    Also a question for the OP, why aren't you considering MD schools? I think you would be pretty competitive...
  11. Andrew14

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    I love the D.O philiosophy. That is the reason I am interested in becoming a D.O and mostly applying to those schools. However, pitt is my dream school. MD or DO, either way I think that I would be happy. But if i can get into pitt then that is for sure the school I will attend (i live close to it). I really hope they take into consideration the fact that I had two practices a day when looking at my slightly less than average stats.
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    That's what I like to hear for a prospective MD or DO applicant!

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