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    WAMC: 4.0GPA 510 MCAT

    PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS MESSAGE First I just want to say that I discovered SDN only 2 weeks ago, and I am personally amazed by the endearing support and advice the adcoms on this forum have presented for years, @Faha , @Goro @gyngyn, @Lucca and everyone else who has been involved in...
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    School list help: OR ORM 3.47 cGPA, 3.36 sGPA, 512 MCAT

    1.) cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS cGPA 3.47 Freshman: 3.05 Sophomore: 3.56 Junior: 3.60 Senior: 3.25 [Curse you COVID] Post-bacc: 3.92 (36 credits) sGPA 3.36 Freshman: 2.60 Sophomore: 3.46 Junior: 3.60 Senior: 3.17 Post-bacc 3.88 2.) MCAT score(s) and breakdown: 512 (128...
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  4. GoldenStateAlchemist

    WAMC/school list help MD/DO: CA resident, 3.3 GPA, 510 MCAT, ORM Non Trad

    Hello! I would really appreciate any help or guidance on my application for this cycle. Thank you so much in advance for your time and help! Undergrad cGPA: 3.07 Undergrad sGPA: 2.81 No real undergrad trend, fairly steady Post Bacc GPA 2 years after graduation (34 Units all upper div...
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    WAMC/School List - 3.92, 511, VA Resident

    cGPA: 3.92, sGPA: 3.85 MCAT: 511 (127/126/128/130) State of residence: VA Race/ethnicity: white Undergrad: T30 undergrad Clinical: ~800 hours paid clinical as therapy tech/CNA, ~230 hours volunteer clinical in academic medical center (peds, cardiology, admin) Research: ~100 hours R/Matlab and...
  7. chowchowlover

    WAMC/School list - 3.82/3.75, 512, NC Resident, ORM

    Hello! Here are my schools so far. Please let me know if I should remove any, or have any suggestion to add schools. Think I have too many at this point. My stats/EC's: NC Resident, ORM (Indian), Duke grad cGPA: 3.82 / sGPA: 3.75 / MCAT: 512 (129/124/128/131) for AMCAS Clinical experience...
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    DO letters and experience

    Few questions @Goro 1) How many applicants on average for your school actually have some sort of DO exposure? 2) How many applicants on average actually have a DO letter of rec? 3) Are students with DO letters + shadowing given a stronger preference? (given their stats are still competitive...
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    Need some advice on my post bacc. Withdrawl? P/F? Tough it out?

    Currently finishing up my DIY post-bacc at my local state college, I have a 3.8 postbacc GPA currently. However, this term has been kind of a ****show since my dad was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma. He’s been in and out of the hospital and it’s been overall hard for my family and I. The...
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    New grad: lost and confused

    Hello everyone, I’m expected to graduate this semester with a subpar gpa (3.3cgpa/3.07sgpa) and an MCAT of 515 and I’m URM. I have two years of research experience with a poster presentation and a pending publication*. My clinical experience is very cookie cutter with 50 hours of shadowing and...
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    DO/MD school list help after SMP

    I'm a nontrad re applicant, MI resident who is finishing up an SMP with no guaranteed admission after completion. I'm applying MD/DO and mainly need help with my DO school list. uGPA 3.02 sGPA 3.0 SMP GPA 3.79 MCAT 512 125/129/128/130 ORM, disadvantaged ECs 3,000 hours research across...
  12. ronaldweasley223

    502 MCAT 3.5 Science GPA (DO)

    Hi! I just got my MCAT score and was shocked to see a 502. I am hoping to retake this soon, so that I can have a chance at MD maybe. But, I was wondering if this score is "good enough" to apply for DO program this cycle as planned? I was also wondering if it is possible to start applying to...
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    WAMC: 3.92/517

    GPA: 3.92 MCAT: 517 (130/125/132/130) State: CA Ethnicity: Middle Eastern (but have to apply as white) Undergraduate institution: Top 3 UC Clinical experience (volunteer and non-volunteer) *hours projected until 6/23 Non-volunteer: Behavior interventionist, working with kids with Autism: ~2700...
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    What are my chances? advice?

    Hi guys. I'm looking for some advice as a low stat applicant. Undergraduate cGPA: 3.0 Undergraduate sGPA: 2.5 1 post-bacc sGPA: 3.6 (diagnosed with adhd after first semester, got 4.0 second semester) undergrad+post bacc cGPA: 3.25 undergrad+post bacc sGPA: 2.91 cGPA trend: 3.38 > 2.87 > 2.80...
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    WAMC: ORM/TX

    Hello everyone! I'll be applying this upcoming cycle to mostly DO schools. Therefore, I was wondering if someone can help me with my school list. Additional Info: State of residency: TX Ethnicity: ORM GPA: 3.2c/ 2.9s MCAT: 507 Clinical Experience: 100 hours ED (paused due to COVID), will...
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    Application Advice

    I applied for the 2022 cycle and applied for around 25 schools. I got secondaries for every school. I only got 1 interview (UCSF) early in the cycle (Sept), and recently got rejected. I have yet to receive any other interviews. I was wondering if anyone can help me figure out what I could do...
  17. zandra1

    Transferring to a local university

    Hello SDN, I am new to the forum and excited to be part of the community! I am currently a sophomore at a state school with an affiliated med school with an AMCAS GPA of 3.84 That being said I entered college with a different career in mind (and a non stem degree/ no med school pre-requisites)...
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    Class Fill Up

    How quickly does it look like the osteopathic classes are filling up? Cuz I know that last year's DO seats were filled by Dec. I'm applying to DO schools now and am worried that it's too late
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    What are my chances of DO school

    Hey guys So I’m planning on applying to medical school this week and just got my third MCAT score back, scores went 490-492-497. I know they’re not great but was wondering if it’s worth applying. I have a 3.84 cGPA, about 3.75 sGPA. I have tons of extracurriculars, and almost 5,000 hours of...
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  22. ChrisPBacon7

    Chance for MD?

    Hello, I had a question regarding my chances for MD applications. I applied exclusively to DO schools last cycle and got waitlisted at 2 programs (PNWU and NoordaCOM), but that cycle has now ended. I decided to enroll in the PNWU MAMS program this year, while also reapplying for this current...
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    MD WAMC (3.9, 516, VA)

    Hello! I am looking to finalize my school list for this cycle and wanted some advice on what I have so far. My main question is if I am applying broadly enough, and if there are any “throwaway” schools on my list that wouldn’t be worth applying to for me. I was also concerned on if I have too...
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    MD WAMC School list help!

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    WAMC? + re-applicant school list(3.6 undergrad/3.8 masters/505) help please!

    1. Undergraduate cGPA and sGPA: 3.59, 3.41 (Private well-known research university) 2. Graduate cGPA and sGPA: 3.78, 3.79 (Big SUNY state school; Masters in Physiology/biophysics) 3. Took MCAT 4x, most recent breakdown: 505; 126, 123, 126, 131 4. State of residence: NY 5. Ethnicity: South Asian...
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    WAMC and School List Advice (3.1/514/GA/ORM/Non-trad)

    Information (following the same format guided by WedgeDawg) Key Highlight: low GPA, 514 MCAT(retake), Institutional Action, Military Service, Industry Experience, Volunteering activities 1. GPA by AMCAS - cGPA: 3.1, sGPA: 3.15 (Upward Trend, graduated in 2014). Recent Post-Bacc GPA (27...
  27. FutureDoc1014

    Is it okay to take 1-2 prereqs over the summer?

    Okay or not? Thinking of taking Physics 2 next summer (gonna be a sophomore Fall 21). It would (almost certainly) be the only one I do over the summer. Shouldn't be a big deal right? Just not sure how med schools perceive this and I haven't really found much about it through searching SDN and...
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    ORM FL resident reapplicant WAMC with this school list?

    Hello. I'm a current reapplicant for the 2021-2022 cycle. My stats are a 3.97 gpa (3.98 sgpa), 515 mcat (131,126,129,129). My ECs are the following: -scribing (2000 ish hours) -volunteering at hospital psych unit (200 hours) -volunteering at a free clinic (350 hours) -volunteering with covid...
  29. TYJC16

    KCU VS LCOM/VERMONT

    Hi everyone! I would love some opinions on my situation. I was super fortunate to be accepted into 5 medical programs (4 DO and 1 MD). My top choices right now are KCU and LCOM at the University of Vermont (both are super incredible, and I'm so excited to have the option to even choose!). My...
  30. Edrice

    WAMC for this school list?

    State/Country of Residence: CA Ties to other States/Regions: None URM? (Y/N): N Year in School: Grad Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): Bio Cumulative GPA: 3.70 Science GPA: 3.65 MCAT Score(s): 517 (128/130/130/129) Research Experience: 2.5 years in pancreatic cancer research...
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    2021/2022 schools to apply to?

    cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS 3.70/3.64 (somewhat upward trend, nearly all As in upper divs MCAT score(s) and breakdown 128/130/130/129 (517) State of residence or country of citizenship (if non-US) CA Ethnicity and/or race Middle Eastern/White Undergraduate institution...
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    WAMC/School list help: URM, 3.65/515

    Hi, I'm a current junior who would like to apply this cycle and I would love some help creating a school list. I have MSAR but I am struggling to identify all the factors (OOS friendliness, mission statement, etc) that would make a school a good target for me. I'd like to stay in the northeast...
  33. SimpleMinds33

    URM Re-applicant Seeking Advice for Application

    Hi All! I am planning on reapplying this cycle and I wanted to some advice on my competitiveness for my state schools (Florida) as well as schools within my GPA/MCAT range. For my background, I am a black/African-American undergraduate For starters, these were the stats and activities I...
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    WAMC (3.67/507) URM

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    2021/2022 school list?

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    One W during the First Post-bacc semester-- Considering undergrad mistakes, should I abandon hope?

    Hello! I'll start with the bad stuff: I've dropped chem 1 twice in undergrad. As a non-trad this time, in my first post-bacc semester I had to drop a chem 1 lab portion because a B- wouldn't be possible after I missed early deadlines on some detailed lab reports. The good part: I have A's in...
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    3.9 cGPA 3.75 sGPA 514

    Planning to apply next cycle to start in 2022: State/Country of Residence: Pennsylvania Ties to other States/Regions: None Year in School: Graduating college in 2021 Undergraduate Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology Graduate Degrees (if applicable): none Cumulative GPA: 3.9 Science GPA: 3.75 MCAT...
  38. Bucks'n'Ducks

    Recently Charged With An OWVI. Should I even bother with a post bacc

    Hello all, The title kind of says it all. I have recently been convicted of an OWVI (operating while visually impaired, like a DUI but your BAC is less than 0.08 but greater than 0 but the officer feels you are still not able to drive a vehicle safely, still a misdemeanor here in MI). The quick...
  39. ChrisPBacon7

    Chances for DO

    Hey guys, just wondering based off my stats which DO programs I have a chance of getting into. Just got my score back from 7/7 MCAT, feeling a bit doubtful now. MCAT: 502 (126/124/127/125) cGPA ~3.2, sGPA (for AACOMAS) ~3.1, big upward trend senior year, downward trend on postbac Exp: - Over...
  40. crazyotter

    Stigma of doing premed pre-reqs at a Community College?

    I'll keep things short: 27 year old male. I graduated in 2015 with a degree in Political Science (arts). Got a 2.24 GPA. Worked in IT for 3 years, then went back to get a second Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Will graduate this year with an expected 3.78 GPA. Post-Bac CAS puts my...
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