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MCAT-DO Chances

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by traumaRN, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. traumaRN

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    Hi guys, I was looking for some advice from those of you with knowlege of what a realistic MCAT score for DO acceptance in my situation would be. Also any info regarding MD would also be appreciated

    -3.5 cGPA 3.7sGPA that has been trending upward for two years.
    -Somewhat worried about the fact that out of high school I performed poorly in my freshman year before realizing that I had a passion for healtchare and attended nursing school.
    -I am a trauma ICU RN in a large level 1 trauma center. I have been doing this for 3 years, working full time overnights. Prior to becoming an RN I was a patient transporter for 2 years, so five years of patient care under my belt.
    -Some volunteer experience, Big brother Big sister organization and as a teachers aid in elementary classrooms.
    -For the last 2 1/2 years I have been working overnights in the ICU (36hrs/week) and attending classes for my pre-medical degree during the day.
    -I am not schedule to take MCAT until late July, so my application will not be complete until late August.
    Just curious as to what those of you would suggest as a realistic MCAT goal to gain acceptance? Truly appreciate all of the information provided!
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    For DO, 26+. For MD, it depends on whether you have a lenient state school, but for across-the-board decent odds based on historical data, a 3.5/32 gave All Applicants a 59% chance of success. I'd expect your chances to be better with the same numbers due to the high BCPM GPA and recent upward grade trend. (See
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showthread.php?t=888650 for MD outcomes with other MCAT scores.)
  3. OrganicDOc2BE

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    Unless you're getting straight A's in your pre-reqs, you should cut your ICU hours and focus on this. It's a commitment they want to see. Your MCAT goal should be 27-28, but you'll likely get in with a 24 and up given no red flags. Good luck :luck:
  4. traumaRN

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    Thank you, I appreciate the advice from both of you, and ironically yes i'm going part time in the icu for a couple months to study.

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