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3.24 cumulative, 3.18 science GPA. MCAT: 28O

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Have great LORs, shadowing experience, and I'll possibly work as a scribe this summer.

I started my first two years off as a B - average student which kept me around a 2.7 gpa. My two years improved and I ended with a 3.9 GPA (semester GPA) last fall with a rigorous schedule. I was planning on applying to DO schools this year and was wondering what my chances of acceptance would be with my stats, or if I should consider doing a post bacc. program to bump up my GPA?
 

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3.24 cumulative, 3.18 science GPA. MCAT: 28O

Extracurric. 2 1/2 yrs of research, Biochemistry Lab TA, University health educator for 1 yr, gen biology & biochem tutor,

Have great LORs, shadowing experience, and I'll possibly work as a scribe this summer.

I started my first two years off as a B - average student which kept me around a 2.7 gpa. My two years improved and I ended with a 3.9 GPA (semester GPA) last fall with a rigorous schedule. I was planning on applying to DO schools this year and was wondering what my chances of acceptance would be with my stats, or if I should consider doing a post bacc. program to bump up my GPA?
I dont think you need a postbacc for DO...Save the time and money. You have a decent shot if apply broadly. Though your GPAs are below average, but your MCAT is above average for over half of the DO schools outthere. Your upward trend is also a big plus. Applying early should increase your chances as well.
 

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Thank you for the advice, I really hope they can look past my rough start and take notice of my strong finish. Are there any schools that you would recommend applying to that I would have a decent shot?
 
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Thank you for the advice, I really hope they can look past my rough start and take notice of my strong finish. Are there any schools that you would recommend applying to that I would have a decent shot?
Avoid schools that are stats or GPAs oriented such as Touro in California, NYCOM, New Jersey, CCOM and schools with regional bias..OHIO, Pikeville, Western in Lebanon...
 
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3.24 cumulative, 3.18 science GPA. MCAT: 28O

Extracurric. 2 1/2 yrs of research, Biochemistry Lab TA, University health educator for 1 yr, gen biology & biochem tutor,

Have great LORs, shadowing experience, and I'll possibly work as a scribe this summer.

I started my first two years off as a B - average student which kept me around a 2.7 gpa. My two years improved and I ended with a 3.9 GPA (semester GPA) last fall with a rigorous schedule. I was planning on applying to DO schools this year and was wondering what my chances of acceptance would be with my stats, or if I should consider doing a post bacc. program to bump up my GPA?
If you have any particularly low science grades dragging you down, consider retaking to take advantage of AACOMAS grade forgiveness, where they only inlcude the most recent grade if the credits are the same or greater.

If you don't have a string of As in upper-level Bio and Biochem, work on that this coming year.

What is your role as a university health educator?
 

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you might have a shot at a state MD program (not CA or TX) too. you have similar stats as mine and i pulled to interviews at UT and ETSU. you are good to go for DO.
 

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you might have a shot at a state MD program (not CA or TX) too. you have similar stats as mine and i pulled to interviews at UT and ETSU. you are good to go for DO.
Are you an URM? These stats (3.2 and 28 MCAT) seem to be low for MD IMO.
 

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Check out my mdapp profile. Not everyone on here has the magical 3.8/34.
Your GPAs are higher...I am so used to these smart a..ses on SDN belittling other people stats. I forget that SDN is not a true sample of the applicant pool.
 
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Ill be applying with similiar gpas (3.26 cum 3.23 science) prob around a similar mcat score, and i dont have your nice upward trend and research but do have decent ECs so I say go for it, because I certainly am. Applying early will be the best bet.
 
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