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Existential Crisis

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by thatguy101, 05.01.12.

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  1. thatguy101

    thatguy101 2+ Year Member

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    So Im applying to DO school this cycle and Im starting to freak out a little bit. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook but I cant stop stressing over it.
    Heres my stats:
    cgpa3.4
    sgpa 3.1
    I take the mcat may 24
    EC's:
    I was the treasurer and vice president of a medical oriented club
    I have done research with the university, presenting at two medical conferences and attending another two.
    90 hrs shadowing a Derm and ENT (both DO's)
    I went to EMT school but have not worked in the field
    I worked at a medical clinic in Namibia for 2 months (greatest time ever)
    100 hours volunteering in the ER at a local hospital
    I received good LOR
    I also worked as a biologist at an aquarium in Florida for 2 and a half years (random I know but I figured it couldn't hurt).

    Besides my low sgpa I had to retake calc 3 times:/ I got a C- the first two times I took it but I got an A the third time. Im really afraid that its going to really hurt my application :(
     
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  3. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok DMU c/o 2016 10+ Year Member

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    DO schools look at the last retake. so they will only look at the A. AMCAS doesn't do it like this but AACOMAS does. Whatever classes you have retaken will have the most recent retake grade (assuming it is the exact same class).
     
  4. thatguy101

    thatguy101 2+ Year Member

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    REALLY??? You just took a huge weight off my shoulders:)
     
  5. TheOncoDOc

    TheOncoDOc 2+ Year Member

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    It's definitely going to come down to your MCAT. Try to gun for the high 20s. Sorry to put a lot of pressure on ya but come back and update us once you get your score.
     
  6. Temperature101

    Temperature101 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    oops
     
  7. Temperature101

    Temperature101 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    26+ mcat will definitely get you multiple interviews. DO schools dont use math to calculate sGPA
     
  8. JohnnyRomanes

    JohnnyRomanes wussup doge 2+ Year Member

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    Calculate your GPA after yo take that into consideration. I think you would stand a high chance at a DO.
     

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