May 8, 2011
27
2
Culver City, CA
Status
Pre-Medical
Hi everyone,

Here are my stats:

- 3.0 cGPA, 3.1 sGPA from an NJ liberal arts college
- 3.64 GPA from NYMC with MS in medical science
- 38 MCAT though that was on a retake

EC's
'
-3,000+ hours a scribe for an ophthalmologist
~120 hours of shadowing a general practice MD
-A few hours of shadowing cataract surgery and LASIK
-Volunteering for an organization which provides beauty treatments for terminally/chronically ill individuals
-Research for ophthalmologist entering data on outcomes from cataract surgery and LASIK to help customize formulas used
-Literature review during MS
-Avid baker

I am applying to both MD and DO this cycle though I applied late :( around 8/22 for primaries

I applied to:

-Albany Medical College
-Drexel
-GWU
-Hofstra
-Loma Linda
-NYMC
-Quinnipiac
-Rosalind Franklin
-Rush
-Temple
-Commonwealth
-Tufts
-Tulane
-UC Riverside
-UC Irvine
-USC
-University of Rochester
-University of Miami
-Virginia Tech
-Virginia Commonwealth
-Wake Forest
-Western Michigan

DO Schools:
-Western
-Touro NY
-PCOM
-Rowan SOM

Thanks!
 
Aug 30, 2013
176
13
... is there a question you would like answered?

Hi everyone,

Here are my stats:

- 3.0 cGPA, 3.1 sGPA from an NJ liberal arts college
- 3.64 GPA from NYMC with MS in medical science
- 38 MCAT though that was on a retake

EC's
'
-3,000+ hours a scribe for an ophthalmologist
~120 hours of shadowing a general practice MD
-A few hours of shadowing cataract surgery and LASIK
-Volunteering for an organization which provides beauty treatments for terminally/chronically ill individuals
-Research for ophthalmologist entering data on outcomes from cataract surgery and LASIK to help customize formulas used
-Literature review during MS
-Avid baker

I am applying to both MD and DO this cycle though I applied late :( around 8/22 for primaries

I applied to:

-Albany Medical College
-Drexel
-GWU
-Hofstra
-Loma Linda
-NYMC
-Quinnipiac
-Rosalind Franklin
-Rush
-Temple
-Commonwealth
-Tufts
-Tulane
-UC Riverside
-UC Irvine
-USC
-University of Rochester
-University of Miami
-Virginia Tech
-Virginia Commonwealth
-Wake Forest
-Western Michigan

DO Schools:
-Western
-Touro NY
-PCOM
-Rowan SOM

Thanks!
 
Aug 30, 2013
176
13
Med schools with a track record of taking in high percentages of graduate students (by high, I would say >15% matriculating w/ graduate degrees), or with their own post-bacc/SMP type programs, low GPA/MCAT matriculant averages, or with a mission that strongly matches yours, are your best shot.

Take note that while some schools may have deceptively low GPA/MCAT numbers, it's because of the unique "fit" they're looking for in their students (dedication to the underserved, commitment to rural/urban/wilderness/global medicine, enrolling mostly in-state students, only accepting OOS students with strong ties or residencies in a state w/o a medical school, etc).

Have you had any interview invites? Where? That can provide insight into what the schools see as your strengths.

Your MCAT is high enough to get you at least a glance from schools that do not auto-screen. That's a huge plus. Your grad GPA isn't spectacular, but it is good enough to show you can handle the sciences. That's a huge accomplishment, too!

As for your school list:

Chances: ...good luck
-GWU
-Loma Linda (are you 7th Day Adventist or passionate about your religion?)
-Rush
-Temple
-Tufts
-Tulane
-UC Riverside (look at their website and see if you match what they're looking for)
-UC Irvine (look at their website and see if you match what they're looking for)
-USC
-Virginia Tech
-Wake Forest

Chances: Fair
-Albany Medical College
-Drexel
-Hofstra
-NYMC
-Quinnipiac
-Rosalind Franklin
-Commonwealth
-Virginia Commonwealth
 

Goro

7+ Year Member
Jun 10, 2010
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Somewhere west of St. Louis
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I think your chances are best at the following:

-Albany Medical College
-Drexel
-GWU
-Hofstra
-Loma Linda
-NYMC
-Quinnipiac
-Rosalind Franklin
-Rush
-Temple
-Commonwealth
-Tufts
-Tulane
-Virginia Tech
-Virginia Commonwealth
-Wake Forest
-Western Michigan

DO Schools:
-Western
-Touro NY
-PCOM
-Rowan SOM