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MD & DO 3.3cGPA , 3.2sGPA, 30 MCAT

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by toro33, May 17, 2014.

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  1. toro33


    May 17, 2014
    I go to a large public research university that is very competitive in the sciences. I am a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry, Bio Engineering, and History&Philosophy of Medicine. Just over 100 hours of community service, 230 shadowing hours, 600+ clinical research hours (w/ patient contact) and academic chair of my fraternity.

    My low gpa is because off poor freshman and sophomore grades, but I did show an upward trend since the start of my clinical research. Here is the list I have so far. Let me know what you guys think.


    Albany College of Medicine (in-state)
    SUNY Upstate (in-state)
    SUNY Buffalo (in-state)
    New York Medical College (in-state)
    Drexel University College of Medicine
    Temple University School of Medicine
    Marshal University School of Medicine
    Mercer University School of Medicine
    Rosalind Franklin
    Tulane (?)
    Rush (?)


    NOVA Southeastern
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  3. myelin0012


    May 19, 2014
    First off, good luck. If you're a NY State resident, definitely apply to all the SUNYs. I had a somewhat similar background as you. GPA 3.7, 32 MCAT, ~150hrs community service, a bunch of extracurrics, a small amount of shadowing, and a small amount of research. I got interviews at 1/4 of the places I applied to, and most of those were SUNY schools. I think the DO are going to be much easier, but definitely try for the SUNY schools too. NYMC doesn't have in-state tuition.
    I think you'll do time, but it will be a rough year with a lot of waiting! Get your application in ASAP!
  4. toro33


    May 17, 2014
    Hey thanks for the reply. I'm definitely going to give the NY state schools a shot. I have a lot of research under my belt and am really interested in doing research as a physician, my thoughts right now are to approach schools from that angle. I'm not sure if going to an MD school would be worth it for me aside from state tuition though because I'm a little nervous I won't have as good of a chance to graduate towards the top of my class, which could cost me the residency I want. Any thoughts on that? Also I really can't seem to see a difference in terms of my ability to do what I want as a physician with either degree.

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