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3.2/3.2 GPA, 22 MCAT

DocInTheMaking23

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    Hey guys,

    I have applied pretty broadly to D.O schools as well as just one MD school (NEOMED). I understand my stats are not competitive to get in so thats not what I am here for. Just wondering what tips you guys might have moving forward?

    I have three letters, (Committee letter, 1 D.O that is alum from Ohio U and faculty at NEOMED, 1 MD), about 80 hours of research at the Cleveland Clinic, 40 or so hours of shadowing. Just my stats are low. I was thinking maybe retaking in september or maybe doing a post bacc then retaking. Any advice is greatly appreciated, and please no sugar coating. I have also receieved secondaries from NEOMED, Tuoro, NOVA, MSUCOM, OUCOM, Midwestern.
     

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      Retake MCAT, do better and apply more broadly to DO schools. A 22 MCAT is pretty lethal at DO programs, except maybe LUCOM.

      Hey guys,

      I have applied pretty broadly to D.O schools as well as just one MD school (NEOMED). I understand my stats are not competitive to get in so thats not what I am here for. Just wondering what tips you guys might have moving forward?

      I have three letters, (Committee letter, 1 D.O that is alum from Ohio U and faculty at NEOMED, 1 MD), about 80 hours of research at the Cleveland Clinic, 40 or so hours of shadowing. Just my stats are low. I was thinking maybe retaking in september or maybe doing a post bacc then retaking. Any advice is greatly appreciated, and please no sugar coating. I have also receieved secondaries from NEOMED, Tuoro, NOVA, MSUCOM, OUCOM, Midwestern.
       
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      DocInTheMaking23

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        Retake MCAT, do better and apply more broadly to DO schools. A 22 MCAT is pretty lethal at DO programs, except maybe LUCOM.

        Currently the MCAT dates I'm looking at are 9/12, 9/18, or 10/21. Ideally 9/18 would be best, but do you think retaking the mcat as late as 10/21 would be bad? I don't want to take it 9/18 if I'm not ready
         

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          Even a 10/21 date is not too late.

          Currently the MCAT dates I'm looking at are 9/12, 9/18, or 10/21. Ideally 9/18 would be best, but do you think retaking the mcat as late as 10/21 would be bad? I don't want to take it 9/18 if I'm not ready
           
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