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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Supermanwife, Oct 17, 2016.

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  1. susheeto22

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    yep got rejected 2 days ago
     
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  3. kelminak

    kelminak 5+ Year Member

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    Oh **** what? I'm terrified now. What were your stats??
     
  4. MDwannabe21

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    Unfortunately I really do think more people applied. With the new retake grade changes and more students learning about post-baccs it's likely the number of apps will double in a few years.
     
  5. susheeto22

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    3.1 overall GPA and 2.9 sGPA. My MCAT was horrible (490s). I have 1,000+ hours of clinical experience, volunteering
     
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  6. kelminak

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    Sorry to hear that. Did you take your PCOM acceptance? They're a pretty good school. My overall GPA is pretty similar but my sGPA should be higher and I have a significantly higher MCAT, so maybe that can offset the fact that I don't have over 1k hours (damn son).
     
  7. susheeto22

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    Yes! I have already accepted it. I'm kind of happy because I was PCOM > VCOM to begin with. I think your MCAT should boost you up! Haha and thanks, scribing and sticking to it really paid off. Good luck to you! Let me know what happens with VCOM
     
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  8. SIGNDOC2500

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    Good luck at PCOM! I have a friend finishing up in their program and she likes it. She is actually doing the 2nd year before applying to their DO program.

    When did you apply here? Were you silent until the rejection? I have a low MCAT but a high GPA, so I hope that's not a bad sign for me.
     
  9. zashah26

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    Hey everyone,

    Just got my acceptance email from Alisa.

    My stats:
    Overall GPA: 3.4
    Science GPA: Around 3.4 with repeats
    MCAT: 490, I plan on retaking before I start though.

    My application was completed sometime Mid/Late Feb (16-22)

    Any questions?
     
  10. kelminak

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    AHHHH congrats! What ECs did you have?
     
  11. queens123

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    did you transfer your app?
     
  12. queens123

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    Congrats btw!!
     
  13. zashah26

    zashah26 2+ Year Member

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    Ummm, I am a lab supervisor at a drug addiction center so I get a lot of patient hours that way.

    I also was VP for Timmy Global Health, a global health organization for two years. We planned medical mission trips to Ecuador. I was directly responsible for finding doctors/nurses and student volunteers.

    I was also a RM (Same thing as a RA) for 3 years.

    I've also shadowed shadowed about 50 hours in total. MD and DO. (total, not 50 each)



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  14. zashah26

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    Nah. My MCAT is too low to be competitive for DO. In my opinion at least.

    Thanks!! I'm excited to move up there. It's a beautiful area.
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  15. kelminak

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    Don't ummm, those are some sick ECs. Good work!
     
  16. zashah26

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    Hahaha thanks. I'm standing in line for food so I had to think about it. Lol. Best of luck to you and everyone else too!

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  17. susheeto22

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    Thank you! That's definitely reassuring to hear. I applied to VCOM in mid-december. I was not, I was in touch with Alisa throughout the process. Good luck to you!
     
  18. kelminak

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    Did they give any particular information in your rejection, or just generic?
     
  19. susheeto22

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    Just generic, and how there were a lot of applications and it was a competitive pool.
     
  20. nanie91

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    yeah i didnt know they rejected people
     
  21. nanie91

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    if i applied in end of february
    i should expect to hear back in early may??
     
  22. nanie91

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    do you guys know of other programs similar to this one that i can apply to
     
  23. kelminak

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  25. susheeto22

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    What schools did you apply to?
     
  26. nanie91

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    Well I mean if 400-500 apply.....

    Yes, sorry to hear that...(I think there are still many with deadlines approaching that are not rolling admissions. Can I give you a list? Sorry I have no clue) But maybe because of the 3.0 science GPA that they ask for. You should see how it was calculated or do the calculation yourself in excel. That may explain it
     
  28. nanie91

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    Do you guys think I can email Alissa Hewitt and ask her what my science gpa is
     
  29. susheeto22

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    you should be able to calculate that on your own, theres even online calculators
     
  30. susheeto22

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    Thank you. I definitely will. Did you apply/ have you heard back yet?
     
  31. nanie91

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    no because i gave her a list of repeats and she said she doesnt know if those repeats will apply in the calculation but she wont know for sure until she does the calculation. the repeats dont match the names arent identical but i sent her course description
     
  32. kelminak

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    Was super hoping to hear back this week. Looks like another weekend of anxiety ahead. :/
     
  33. DexterMorganSK

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    For the future, they should use an online portal so that we can see our status and be sane!!


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  34. zashah26

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    Have faith! I went to the open house for the DO program a couple of weeks ago but the Dean of the post-bacc was there. He said they are probably going to accept close to 110 this year.

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  35. kelminak

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    Oooh that's good to hear. It's just getting so hard to be patient when I want to start planning my future. I have to move across the entire country!! :)
     
  36. nanie91

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    yayyyyyyy
     
  37. vle

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    Then the status will just stay at "in process" forever lol
    I'm trying to not check SDN so often but it's nice to see we're all in the same boat
     
  38. nanie91

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    if i applied in end of february when should i expect to hear back without annoying any of them
     
  39. nanie91

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    i have anxiety as well
     
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  41. JJBoo

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    Does anyone know if I have a 3.9 GPA, and low MCAT score but Im retaking it next month.
    Will the low mcat score prevent me from getting in this program?
     
  42. zashah26

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    A low MCAT score definitely won't hurt your chances. I went to the open house a couple of weeks ago and talked to the Dean about this because I only have a 490. He said they don't really look at it. So I wouldn't stress about that.

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  43. kelminak

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    If you have a 3.9 there is literally no reason you shouldn't just buy an MCAT prep program and apply MD. This wouldn't be the right program for you.
     
  44. zashah26

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    Very very very good point. At that point, I would dish the cash on private tutoring cause it would be cheaper than tuition.

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  45. kelminak

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    Seriously, even a Kaplan course that's ridiculously expensive would be a literal fraction of what this program is and would fix the only thing you'd be lacking in in terms of stats. This program is great for people with low GPAs that can't get it back up through retakes, etc. Your GPA is too good for this program and would be a waste of your time and money.
     
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  46. zashah26

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    Hey, I didn't apply ACOMAS or transfer my application.

    Have you checked with Alisa and asked where your application is along the process?

    Best of luck!

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  47. JJBoo

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    I did check with her, she said the committee is reviewing right now.
    So, I hope I will hear back soon:(
     
  48. JJBoo

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    Thanks, for the input. I thought about that too. I graduated two years ago. I forgot a lot of my materials already. Thats why I thought maybe this program is good for gap year. I will still apply other schools though.
     
  49. JJBoo

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    Thanks zashah! I really appreciate the input. I am debating it too. I am not sure what should I do! Just out of school for 2 years really got me thinking.... Im so nervous and lost:(
     
  50. nanie91

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    yeah because the MCAT isnt required
     
  51. DexterMorganSK

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    Yeah, it's not required but I feel like they only accept students that have already taken the exam. Hopefully I'm wrong though because I have yet to take mine!
     

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