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3.2 cGPA, 505 then 515 MCAT

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    CA resident, white male.
    undergrad: 3.2 cGPA, upward trend
    master's post bacc program (don't do this): 3.85 graduate GPA
    MCAT: 505 (2016), 515 (this year)

    ~250 hrs (8 months) research, ~500 hrs non-clinical volunteering, ~300 clinical volunteering, 2 leadership spots in ECs
    Will work as a scribe throughout the cycle.

    Could I get help with a school list? WAMC for MD and DO?
     
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      CA resident, white male.
      undergrad: 3.2 cGPA, upward trend
      master's post bacc program (don't do this): 3.85 graduate GPA
      MCAT: 505 (2016), 515 (this year)

      ~250 hrs (8 months) research, ~500 hrs non-clinical volunteering, ~300 clinical volunteering, 2 leadership spots in ECs
      Will work as a scribe throughout the cycle.

      Could I get help with a school list? WAMC for MD and DO?
      Research MS or SMP????
      You're now fine for any DO school, but skip the five on my Bad Boy list.
       

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        Research MS or SMP????
        You're now fine for any DO school, but skip the five on my Bad Boy list.
        So the graduate school was a formal 1-year post-bacc program that does not produce a degree. It is designed for premeds but is not an SMP. I could have stayed an additional year for a degree but I wasn't interested because of the cost. I regret doing this program and would not recommend anyone else do the same. I think DIY post-bacc or SMP after my MCAT would've been much better options.

        I just realized I called it a "master's post-bacc". It would have been more accurate to just say graduate post-bacc
         

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          Apply broadly to at least 10 DO schools and you should receive several interviews. You could also try these MD schools:
          Kaiser
          California University
          California Northstate
          Loma Linda
          UC Davis
          UC Irvine
          UC Riverside (if you are from that region)
          Vermont
          Quinnipiac
          New York Medical College
          Albany
          Seton Hall
          Drexel
          Temple
          Jefferson
          Penn State
          George Washington
          NOVA MD
          Oakland Beaumont
          Wayne State
          Western Michigan
          Medical College Wisconsin
          Loyola
          Rosalind Franklin
          Creighton
          TCU-UNT
           
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          yoink

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            Apply broadly to at least 10 DO schools and you should receive several interviews. You could also try these MD schools:
            Kaiser
            California University
            California Northstate
            Loma Linda
            UC Davis
            UC Irvine
            UC Riverside (if you are from that region)
            Vermont
            Quinnipiac
            New York Medical College
            Albany
            Seton Hall
            Drexel
            Temple
            Jefferson
            Penn State
            George Washington
            NOVA MD
            Oakland Beaumont
            Wayne State
            Western Michigan
            Medical College Wisconsin
            Loyola
            Rosalind Franklin
            Creighton
            TCU-UNT
            Thanks so much. There's a few here I hadn't noted yet
             
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