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MD & DO 24 MCAT 3.56 cGPA 3.47 sGPA URM

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by JonathanMorales, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. JonathanMorales

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    I have a 3.56 cgpa and 3.47 sgpa. Volunteer work at UCSD Medical Center, work and research with children with autism spectrum disorders, shadowed both an MD & DO. Currently work in a mental health facility. 9 PS, 8 BS, 7 VR. What are my chances and also what schools do you guys suggest I apply to. I already have a list but just want to see if there is any schools that I'm missing. Thanks.
     
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    Lower tier MDs, HBMCs and DOs should be your focus. Goro and those in the know probably have some specific schools often not recommended(such as some OOS public schools) but are recommended for URMs. You gotta show the list for help on whether you are missing anything.

    If you don't get in this cycle re-take the MCAT; that score is considered a risk score for struggling with boards later on.

    Edit: gyngyn's questions are really important and factors beyond what you listed to really consider.
     
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    Community?
    How many MCAT takes?
    Language skills?
    Previous aps?
    Commitment to service?
    List?
     
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    Don't use your real name on SDN. I certainly don't.

    Assuming that you are from a URM Hispanic community based on your surname, 39% of Hispanic applicants with a GPA between 3.40 and 3.59 and a MCAT between 24-26 were accepted to at least one MD program in the last two years. Many of the ones that were not were accepted to DO programs. Are you fluent in Spanish? This is a very valuable skill to have in the clinic that will make schools interested in you.
     
  6. JonathanMorales

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    for the community I have participated in a coalition for my city that was responsible for street cleanups and stuff like that. Language skills: native language is Spanish. Also, worked as a tutor for high school students.
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    Rosalind Franklin in Chicago
    University of Illinois
    southern illinois university school of medicine
    Rush medical college
    UCLA Drew
    George Washington University
    University of Arizona-Phoenix
    Florida State University
    Michigan State University
    Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
     
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    What hispanic community. Not all Hispanics are considered URMS for medical school admission; whether or not you are a URM has a HUGE influence on what your plan should be for admission. Also was that your only MCAT attempt.
     
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    I'm a mexican-american. I lived most of my childhood in Mexico, then came to the US to finish middle school, high school, and college. I have taken the MCAT 3 times.
     
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    I believe you qualify as a URM but the bolded part is an issue. I would defer to those who have much better input than me such as gyngyn for advice.
     
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    Can someone comment on the URM? I am mexican as well and I was wondering if that is URM.
     
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    Mexican Americans are very UIM.

    MCAT results?
    Previous aps?
    Commitment to service?
    List?
     
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    Not to pester but, UIM = URM?

    Thanks.
     
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    Under-Represented in Medicine is important for these purposes, not being a minority.
     
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    Don't apply to FSU unless you have Florida residency. For 120 seat class, they only interviewed 9 of 3000 OOS applicants, and matriculated 3 OOS.
     
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