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WAMC? Help with school list
URM: AA, Female
Undergrad: Ivy
Major: Biology
cGPA: 3.6
sGPA: 3.5 (strong upward trend in both)
MCAT: 502 (128,123,126,125)

Strong ECs , aiming for MD, I was wondering what schools should I put on my list/ have a good chance for acceptance @Faha
You have a good shot at MD. What state are you from and what are your ECs and volunteer hours?
 
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You have a good shot at MD. What state are you from and what are your ECs and volunteer hours?
General Research: ~300 hours; 1 national award granted
Clinical: ~500+ hours in hospital
Non-clinical Volunteering/ tutoring: ~350 hours tutoring and volunteering, also have been a mentor
Other/Leadership: 2 president positions, 1 other exec position
Work experience: ~ 300 hours
Participated in off campus semester

And Ohio! Thank you so much
 

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General Research: ~300 hours; 1 national award granted
Clinical: ~500+ hours in hospital
Non-clinical Volunteering/ tutoring: ~350 hours tutoring and volunteering, also have been a mentor
Other/Leadership: 2 president positions, 1 other exec position
Work experience: ~ 300 hours
Participated in off campus semester

And Ohio! Thank you so much
I suggest these schools with your stats and ECs
Toledo
Wright State
NEOMED
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Howard
Meharry
Morehouse
UCLA Drew
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Medical College Wisconsin
Loyola
St. Louis
Creighton
TCU-UNT
NOVA MD
Miami
George Washington
Georgetown
Drexel
Temple
Jefferson
Pittsburgh
Seton Hall
New York Medical College
Quinnipiac
Vermont
West Virginia
Indiana
 
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Hi everyone, first time posting on here after a couple of years of lurking through SDN.
URM- Latino, born in Los Angeles, 23 YO
Undergrad: University of California
State: CA
Major: Biology
cGPA- 3.52 (3.8 average during last 2 years in college)
sGPA- 3.46
MCAT- 1st: 504, 2nd: 510
Research-
MARC research fellow last two years of undergrad, worked in neuroscience lab starting my sophomore year (3 years)
1 poster, 4 symposiums
summer research internship at a T10
NIH Postbac IRTA research fellow
Clinical Volunteering:
80 hours at my community hospital (6 months)
80 hours in ER at a hospital in Maryland ( 1 year)
100 hours as an STI screener in DC (1 year 6 months)
Non-Clinical ECs:
-served as a mentor for non-english speaking high school students from Latin America
-500 hours created a club to help combat food insecurity and received a grant for this club
-worked at my parents small business since I was 12, weekends and summers
Shadowing- 70hrs (Family medicine)

School List:
UC Davis
UC Riverside
Kaiser
Drew
Loma Linda
FIU
GW
Miller
University of Maryland
Tufts
University of Arizona - Tucson

I want to apply strategically and not overshoot. I would like to know if this school list is realistic or if I should drop or add any schools. any help @Faha would be greatly appreciated.
I suggest adding these schools to your application:
UC Irvine
UCSD
California University
Arizona Phoenix
TCU-UNT
Creighton
Loyola
Medical College Wisconsin
Oakland Beaumont
Wayne State
Georgetown
Seton Hall
Einstein
New York Medical College
Quinnipiac
Boston University
Dartmouth
Brown
 

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Hi everyone. Just came across this thread and very happy to see all the positive energy. Hoping for some feedback on my stats and school list if anyone can help out. I've already applied to some DO and estimating my AMCAS will be verified by tomorrow or Wed so want to add schools on ASAP.

URM- AA, 27
Undergrad: Maryland school (graduated 2015)
State: NJ
Major: Biochem
cGPA- AMCAS: 2.99 AACOMAS: 3.0
sGPA- AMCAS: 2.64 AACOMAS: 2.9
Grad GPA- 3.75 (32 cr in Biomedical Sciences; graduated Dec 2017)
MCAT- 21 -> 495 -> 499 -> 508 (128/124/127/129)


Shadowing - 440 hrs (peds and ob/gyn)

Clinical Employment -
3600 hrs FT medical assistant (Ob/gyn)
1220 medical scribe (family medicine and EM)

Research - no pubs or conference presentations
800 hrs - 3 different research projects during undergrad and grad school
not sure if this is really research but currently working in a diagnostics lab doing covid stuff. ~210 hrs so far

Clinical Volunteering:
200 hrs - volunteer medical assistant
200 hrs on 2 medical mission trips (African so I'm interested in global health in addition to primary care)

Non-Clinical ECs:
- 3.5 yrs - resident assistant
- 2 yrs in a scholars program - mentorship, leadership, volunteering, poster presentation, etc.
- sorority - lots of volunteering (food banks, homeless shelters, tutoring elementary school, philanthropy, some healthcare-related activities although not direct patient care)
- member of an outreach program from a previous job since 2007 (same activities as above)
- ~ 160 hrs blood drive volunteering
- ~60 hrs volunteering during an alternative spring break in chicago (this is currently not on any of my apps but may add it to DO since there's unlimited ECs)

*have several more service memberships that I may try to squeeze into MD secondaries but unfortunately, couldn't fit much into AMCAS*

Non-clinical Employment:
~ 100 hrs - PT fashion sales rep in grad school
~1200 hrs - student training manger for transportation services
~960 hrs - PT position with scholarship foundation
(technically, resident assistant also but I didn't classify as employment)

Leadership: nothing too significant
2 yrs as fundraising chair of my sorority
1 yr so far of instructing a dance class (combined as a hobby)


School list:
MD:
Reapplicant
Albany Medical College*
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University*
Drexel University College of Medicine**
Eastern Virginia Medical School*
George Washington University School of Medicine & Hlth Sci*
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University**
Howard University**
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine**
Meharry Medical College*
Morehouse School of Medicine**
New York Medical College*
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine*
Ohio State University College of Medicine*
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School**
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School**
Temple University School of Medicine*
Wayne State University School of Medicine*

* - applied once; ** - applied twice in previous cycles

First-Time Applicant
Albert Einstein
Georgetown
Seton Hall
Penn State
Rosalind Franklin
Rush Medical College
SUNY Downstate
SUNY Upstate
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University
University of Miami
Virginia Commonwealth
Wright State

DO: first-time applicant to all
App Submitted Already
Edward Via COM
Liberty University COM
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk COM
Marian University COM
Michigan State University COM
Midwestern University - Chicago COM
New York Institute of Technology COM
Nova Southeastern University
PCOM - all campuses
Rowan University SOM
Touro COM New York

thinking of adding LECOM


thoughts?? also, if anyone knows how adcoms view applying more than twice to same school, pls share (it's been 3 yrs so I'm hoping not a huge deal). for context, I (very stupidly and in denial about having to take a gap year) applied for 2015 cycle but didn't submit any secondaries once I realized there was no way I was going to be successful (I know this is really bad, don't judge me pls lol). fully applied 2017 with 1 II -> WL -> R (only had 1 semester of grad school at that point and sub-500 mcat). now reapplying this cycle.

thanks in advance for any feedback!
 
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Hi everyone. Just came across this thread and very happy to see all the positive energy. Hoping for some feedback on my stats and school list if anyone can help out. I've already applied to some DO and estimating my AMCAS will be verified by tomorrow or Wed so want to add schools on ASAP.

URM- AA, 27
Undergrad: Maryland school
State: NJ
Major: Biochem
cGPA- AMCAS: 2.99 AACOMAS: 3.0
sGPA- AMCAS: 2.64 AACOMAS: 2.9
Grad GPA- 3.75 (32 cr)
MCAT- 21 -> 495 -> 499 -> 508 (128/124/127/129)


Shadowing - 440 hrs (peds and ob/gyn)

Clinical Employment -
3600 hrs FT medical assistant (Ob/gyn)
1220 medical scribe (family medicine and EM)

Research - no pubs or conference presentations
800 hrs - 3 different research projects during undergrad and grad school
not sure if this is really research but currently working in a diagnostics lab doing covid stuff. ~210 hrs so far

Clinical Volunteering:
200 hrs - volunteer medical assistant
200 hrs on 2 medical mission trips (African so I'm interested in global health in addition to primary care)

Non-Clinical ECs:
- 3.5 yrs - resident assistant
- 2 yrs in a scholars program - mentorship, leadership, volunteering, poster presentation, etc.
- sorority - lots of volunteering (food banks, homeless shelters, tutoring elementary school, philanthropy, some healthcare-related activities although not direct patient care)
- member of an outreach program from a previous job since 2007 (same activities as above)
- ~ 160 hrs blood drive volunteering
- ~60 hrs volunteering during an alternative spring break in chicago (this is currently not on any of my apps but may add it to DO since there's unlimited ECs)

*have several more service memberships that I may try to squeeze into MD secondaries but unfortunately, couldn't fit much into AMCAS*

Non-clinical Employment:
~ 100 hrs - PT fashion sales rep in grad school
~1200 hrs - student training manger for transportation services
~960 hrs - PT position with scholarship foundation
(technically, resident assistant also but I didn't classify as employment)

Leadership: nothing too significant
2 yrs as fundraising chair of my sorority
1 yr so far of instructing a dance class (combined as a hobby)


School list:
MD:
Reapplicant
Albany Medical College*
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University*
Drexel University College of Medicine**
Eastern Virginia Medical School*
George Washington University School of Medicine & Hlth Sci*
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University**
Howard University**
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine**
Meharry Medical College*
Morehouse School of Medicine**
New York Medical College*
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine*
Ohio State University College of Medicine*
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School**
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School**
Temple University School of Medicine*
Wayne State University School of Medicine*

* - applied once; ** - applied twice

First-Time Applicant
Albert Einstein
Georgetown
Seton Hall
Penn State
Rosalind Franklin
Rush Medical College
SUNY Downstate
SUNY Upstate
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University
University of Miami
Virginia Commonwealth
Wright State

DO: first-time applicant to all
App Submitted Already
Edward Via COM
Liberty University COM
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk COM
Marian University COM
Michigan State University COM
Midwestern University - Chicago COM
New York Institute of Technology COM
Nova Southeastern University
PCOM - all campuses
Rowan University SOM
Touro COM New York

thinking of adding LECOM


thoughts?? also, if anyone knows how adcoms view applying more than twice to same school, pls share (it's been 3 yrs so I'm hoping not a huge deal). for context, I (very stupidly and in denial about having to take a gap year) applied for 2015 cycle but didn't submit any secondaries once I realized there was no way I was going to be successful (I know this is really bad, don't judge me pls lol). fully applied 2017 with 1 II -> WL -> R (only had 1 semester of grad school at that point and sub-500 mcat). now reapplying this cycle.

thanks in advance for any feedback!
Great job improving your MCAT. Applying so many times doesn't look great, but won't stop you from getting in somewhere. I think your sGPA is the most concerning. If it were higher I would say remove all DO schools and add more MD schools, but I don't know how you should proceed. What is your Master's in?

Let's see what the wise @Faha says.
 

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Great job improving your MCAT. Applying so many times doesn't look great, but won't stop you from getting in somewhere. I think your sGPA is the most concerning. If it were higher I would say remove all DO schools and add more MD schools, but I don't know how you should proceed. What is your Master's in?

Let's see what the wise @Faha says.
thank you! and I agree with you about sGPA. it sucks because it was my upper level major classes that really brought it down, not pre-reqs. final semester was intense and I was pretty down about not going straight to med school and well, ended up with 3 C's (also had another bad semester soph year but all others were fine). Master's is in Biomedical Sciences. also took 2 med school classes in my program and did well so hoping adcoms truly give me a holistic review and see my potential to thrive.

I think I'm def going to leave my state schools and the HBCUs but I am considering removing some of others like hofstra, loyola, GW.
 
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Hi everyone. Just came across this thread and very happy to see all the positive energy. Hoping for some feedback on my stats and school list if anyone can help out. I've already applied to some DO and estimating my AMCAS will be verified by tomorrow or Wed so want to add schools on ASAP.

URM- AA, 27
Undergrad: Maryland school (graduated 2015)
State: NJ
Major: Biochem
cGPA- AMCAS: 2.99 AACOMAS: 3.0
sGPA- AMCAS: 2.64 AACOMAS: 2.9
Grad GPA- 3.75 (32 cr in Biomedical Sciences; graduated Dec 2017)
MCAT- 21 -> 495 -> 499 -> 508 (128/124/127/129)


Shadowing - 440 hrs (peds and ob/gyn)

Clinical Employment -
3600 hrs FT medical assistant (Ob/gyn)
1220 medical scribe (family medicine and EM)

Research - no pubs or conference presentations
800 hrs - 3 different research projects during undergrad and grad school
not sure if this is really research but currently working in a diagnostics lab doing covid stuff. ~210 hrs so far

Clinical Volunteering:
200 hrs - volunteer medical assistant
200 hrs on 2 medical mission trips (African so I'm interested in global health in addition to primary care)

Non-Clinical ECs:
- 3.5 yrs - resident assistant
- 2 yrs in a scholars program - mentorship, leadership, volunteering, poster presentation, etc.
- sorority - lots of volunteering (food banks, homeless shelters, tutoring elementary school, philanthropy, some healthcare-related activities although not direct patient care)
- member of an outreach program from a previous job since 2007 (same activities as above)
- ~ 160 hrs blood drive volunteering
- ~60 hrs volunteering during an alternative spring break in chicago (this is currently not on any of my apps but may add it to DO since there's unlimited ECs)

*have several more service memberships that I may try to squeeze into MD secondaries but unfortunately, couldn't fit much into AMCAS*

Non-clinical Employment:
~ 100 hrs - PT fashion sales rep in grad school
~1200 hrs - student training manger for transportation services
~960 hrs - PT position with scholarship foundation
(technically, resident assistant also but I didn't classify as employment)

Leadership: nothing too significant
2 yrs as fundraising chair of my sorority
1 yr so far of instructing a dance class (combined as a hobby)


School list:
MD:
Reapplicant
Albany Medical College*
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University*
Drexel University College of Medicine**
Eastern Virginia Medical School*
George Washington University School of Medicine & Hlth Sci*
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University**
Howard University**
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine**
Meharry Medical College*
Morehouse School of Medicine**
New York Medical College*
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine*
Ohio State University College of Medicine*
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School**
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School**
Temple University School of Medicine*
Wayne State University School of Medicine*

* - applied once; ** - applied twice in previous cycles

First-Time Applicant
Albert Einstein
Georgetown
Seton Hall
Penn State
Rosalind Franklin
Rush Medical College
SUNY Downstate
SUNY Upstate
Thomas Jefferson
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University
University of Miami
Virginia Commonwealth
Wright State

DO: first-time applicant to all
App Submitted Already
Edward Via COM
Liberty University COM
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk COM
Marian University COM
Michigan State University COM
Midwestern University - Chicago COM
New York Institute of Technology COM
Nova Southeastern University
PCOM - all campuses
Rowan University SOM
Touro COM New York

thinking of adding LECOM


thoughts?? also, if anyone knows how adcoms view applying more than twice to same school, pls share (it's been 3 yrs so I'm hoping not a huge deal). for context, I (very stupidly and in denial about having to take a gap year) applied for 2015 cycle but didn't submit any secondaries once I realized there was no way I was going to be successful (I know this is really bad, don't judge me pls lol). fully applied 2017 with 1 II -> WL -> R (only had 1 semester of grad school at that point and sub-500 mcat). now reapplying this cycle.

thanks in advance for any feedback!
Ohio State is a reach with your GPA. The SUNYs accept few non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. The GPA-MCAT grid shows you have a ~50% chance for a MD acceptance. You could add these MD schools:
Quinnipiac
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Medical College Wisconsin
UCLA Drew
Indiana
Also add more DO schools and consider these:
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT-AR
UIWSOM
WVSOM
UP-KYCOM
 

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Ohio State is a reach with your GPA. The SUNYs accept few non residents with your GPA and no connection to the state. The GPA-MCAT grid shows you have a ~50% chance for a MD acceptance. You could add these MD schools:
Quinnipiac
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Medical College Wisconsin
UCLA Drew
Indiana
Also add more DO schools and consider these:
ACOM
ARCOM
NYIT-AR
UIWSOM
WVSOM
UP-KYCOM
thank you so much for your feedback! I will adjust my list accordingly.
 
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Anybody get an email from WashU to apply based on MCAT? I only have a 510 (third retake) and I thought they were a stat heavy school. Not sure if I should apply.
 

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Anybody get an email from WashU to apply based on MCAT? I only have a 510 (third retake) and I thought they were a stat heavy school. Not sure if I should apply.
Are you WWAMI?
 
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Anyone just get the SNMA virtual info session invite from drexel? Were applicants screened for this or nah?
 

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Hi guys. Wanted to know if someone could help me make a school list. I don't really know where to start. I do know that I'd like to stay as close to NY as possible.

State/personal details: NY, Puerto Rican, FAP recipient, 1st generation, decent Spanish skills (not completely fluent, but improving)
Year in School: Gap year
Major(s)/Minor(s): BS in Pharmacology (from an ok school)
GPA: 3.6 (cum and science)
MCAT:
518

Research Experience:
300 hours between a summer research program and at a lab at my university
Publications/Abstracts/Posters: None, but PI says he may publish the work we did together by the end of the year; might include this as an update to schools if it goes through.
Clinical Experience (paid or volunteer): EMT-B (1000 hours), hospital volunteering (200 hours)
Physician Shadowing: 50 hours (primary care physician)
Non-Clinical Volunteering: 400 hours in various positions mentoring/tutoring/hosting health education workshops for youth from low SES schools and neighborhoods
Other Extracurricular Activities: Paid teacher for a youth outreach program (400 hours)

Immediate family members in medicine? (Y/N): No
Interest in Primary Care (Y/N): Yes
Interest in Rural Health (Y/N): No
 
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Hello, everyone! It's really great to find this community.

URM: Black, Female, NJ, FAP
Undergrad: Top 40
Major: Chemistry (BS/MS)
MCAT: 516
cGPA: 3.7 (upward trend)
sGPA: 3.65
gradGPA: 3.8
Research: 4 years in different labs (1500 hours)
Clinical Volunteering: 2.5 years at a hospital (250 hours)
Shadowing: Good experience but not much (9 hours)
Non-Clinical Volunteering: 3 years with various organizations (1100 hours)
Leadership: Summer camp (450 hours)
Other/Work: Teaching (2900 hours)

My primary is verified. I submitted to only one school, and I need help constructing the rest of my school list. I'm looking to apply to 15-19 more schools apart from my state schools. @Faha @OchemOficionado

Also, how bad will it look to retake my current MCAT score? I'm leaning towards not doing it again, but I just want some feedback.
 

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Hello, everyone! It's really great to find this community.

URM: Black, Female, NJ, FAP
Undergrad: Top 40
Major: Chemistry (BS/MS)
MCAT: 516
cGPA: 3.7 (upward trend)
sGPA: 3.65
gradGPA: 3.8
Research: 4 years in different labs (1500 hours)
Clinical Volunteering: 2.5 years at a hospital (250 hours)
Shadowing: Good experience but not much (9 hours)
Non-Clinical Volunteering: 3 years with various organizations (1100 hours)
Leadership: Summer camp (450 hours)
Other/Work: Teaching (2900 hours)

My primary is verified. I submitted to only one school, and I need help constructing the rest of my school list. I'm looking to apply to 15-19 more schools apart from my state schools. @Faha @OchemOficionado

Also, how bad will it look to retake my current MCAT score? I'm leaning towards not doing it again, but I just want some feedback.
You do not need to retake the MCAT ! I suggest these schools with your stats:
Your 3 NJ state public schools
Harvard
Boston University
Dartmouth
Brown
Yale
Hofstra
Einstein
Mount Sinai
NYU
Columbia
Cornell
Rochester
Pittsburgh
Georgetown
U Virginia
Duke
Emory
Vanderbilt
Miami
Tulane
Washington University
U Chicago
Northwestern
Case Western
USC Keck
UCLA
Kaiser
 
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You do not need to retake the MCAT ! I suggest these schools with your stats:
Your 3 NJ state public schools
Harvard
Boston University
Dartmouth
Brown
Yale
Hofstra
Einstein
Mount Sinai
NYU
Columbia
Cornell
Rochester
Pittsburgh
Georgetown
U Virginia
Duke
Emory
Vanderbilt
Miami
Tulane
Washington University
U Chicago
Northwestern
Case Western
USC Keck
UCLA
Kaiser
Okay, good to know. I'll add some of the schools to my list. Thank you so much!
 
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Hi all,
Great to see the support for all the URMs here. With keeping things as vague as possible:
URM: Black, Male, NJ
Undergrad: Small LAC, graduated in 2016
Major: Biochem
MCAT: 522 (132/127/132/131)
cGPA: 3.55 (senior year had a 3.9)
sGPA: 3.50
gradGPA: N/A
Research:
Working full-time in a basic research lab since 2017 (8000+ hours): mid co-authorship on one published paper with IF 8, second or mid co-authorships on three other papers that are currently under revision at high-impact journals, co-first authorship on submitted book chapter. outside of basic research, I volunteer as a research assistant with a "cancer disparities" program at my institute, and have a mid co-authorship on a manuscript that has also been accepted for revision.

Clinical Volunteering:
- Volunteer with a "narrative medicine" program (400 hours)
- volunteer with the "cancer disparities" program (400 hours)

Shadowing:
Family medicine (50 hours)
Vascular Surgery (25 hours)
Cardiac Surgery (25 hours)
Surgical oncology (100 hours)
Radiation oncology (100 hours)
Medical oncology (20 hours)

Non-Clinical Volunteering:
- a member of a few different educational programs at the local jail (200 hours)
- soccer coach (250 hours)
- mentor in high school science enrichment program (150 hours)
- tutor kids at local mid school (100 hours)
- genetics tutor in college (100 hours)
- led development and implementation of soccer-based educational programs that continue to serve hundres of youth in a low-income, medically underserved area (500 hours)
- big sibling in college (100 hours)

Leadership:
- four-year member and captain of college soccer team (3000 hours)

Other/Work:
- Worked full-time as a medical scribe for 8 months (1300 hours)
- manual labor jobs (1400 hours)
- Of note, IA from first month of freshman year (2012) where I made the poor decision to a help a classmate on a homework assignment in calculus.

Faha was kind enough to give me school list recommendations earlier, but the pre-health advisors I've been in touch with at my undergrad have recently recommended I add some DO schools to my list, so curious to see what others recommend. Initially i wanted to stay in the NE and tri-state area, but now there are no geographic restrictions.

Best of luck to everyone else applying!
 
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Hey everyone, good luck to all you guys this cycle! My stats aren't much to brag about, I struggled academically throughout my tenure in undergrad but I wanted help coming up with a realistic list of prospective allopathic schools, I'm mainly focused on osteopathic but I DO want to shoot my shot with MDs. Here are my stats:

URM: AA, Male, 27, Maryland
Undergrad: George Washington
Major: Psychology
MCAT: 499 > 503 (124, 124, 127, 128)
cGPA: 2.8
sGPA: 3.4
Clinical Volunteering: Mental Health Helpline, Tutoring program for elementary school students
Shadowing: Family Medicine
Post-school employment: Mental Health Technician (hospital), Patient Services Rep. (private practice), Youth Counselor (group home for at-risk youth/non-profit org), Case Manager (same non-profit org), SAT tutor
Other/Leadership: Creative Director of African Student Association (3 years), Member of Black Student Union


I have Morehouse, Howard and Meharry on my list, and I just added VCU, but any suggestions would be greatly welcomed
 
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Hey everyone, good luck to all you guys this cycle! My stats aren't much to brag about, I struggled academically throughout my tenure in undergrad but I wanted help coming up with a realistic list of prospective allopathic schools, I'm mainly focused on osteopathic but I DO want to shoot my shot with MDs. Here are my stats:

URM: AA, Male, 27, Maryland
Undergrad: George Washington
Major: Psychology
MCAT: 499 > 503 (124, 124, 127, 128)
cGPA: 2.8
sGPA: 3.4
Clinical Volunteering: Mental Health Helpline, Tutoring program for elementary school students
Shadowing: Family Medicine
Post-school employment: Mental Health Technician (hospital), Patient Services Rep. (private practice), Youth Counselor (group home for at-risk youth/non-profit org), Case Manager (same non-profit org), SAT tutor
Other/Leadership: Creative Director of African Student Association (3 years), Member of Black Student Union


I have Morehouse, Howard and Meharry on my list, and I just added VCU, but any suggestions would be greatly welcomed
You could add these MD schools to your application:
U Maryland
West Virginia
Drexel
Temple
Seton Hall
New York Medical College
Quinnipiac
NOVA MD
TCU-UNT
Creighton
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Where are you applying for DO schools ?
 
Aug 3, 2020
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Hey everyone!

Would 150 hours (2 years) of clinical work experience be enough for schools? I'm also projected 250 hours of clinical volunteering while applying this cycle.

Thanks!
 
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