SwedishMD2B

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I posted a few months ago but didn't have shadowing or an MCAT score then. I'd like to make a school list would appreciate input. Please! and Thank you!

-Non-trad student (27 years old) - VA resident-ORM
-3.4 cumulative undergrad, 3.0 undergrad science GPA (dual degrees one BS one BA)
-3.6 GPA for Masters in microbiology
-AACOM=cGPA=3.46, sGPA=3.30, non-sGPA=3.65.
-AMCAS=cGPA=3.37, sGPA=3.26
-Last 50 credits (all science) GPA = 3.8.
-MCAT=28 [10/9/9] (6 points under AAMC and TBR practice test average, therefore repeated in Sept; waiting for score)
-1st author paper and 2nd author paper both in impact level 4+ journals and also oral presentations
-2000+ volunteer hours of EMS experience
-800+ volunteer hours for community service (big brother, feeding homeless, Special Olympics, tutoring)
-50 hours shadowing ER doc (DO), 50 hours internal medicine, 25 hours orthopedic surgery, 16 hours ophthalmology, 16 hours surgical oncology (NEW!)
-Held a full time job through almost all of school (since 16)

Below are the schools I have sent my application to. Where else should I be applying? I know its late, but I expected to do so much better on the MCAT. I would appreciate any input. Thank you so much!

MD

VCU
EVMS
Albany
Drexel
NYMC
Temple
Penn State
RFU
Jefferson
Wake Forest
Rush
MCW
GWU
Quinnipiac
St. Louis
Loyola
TCMC
Western Michigan

DO
PCOM
VCOM
CCOM
LECOM-Erie
KCUMB-COM
 
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Goro

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Looks like a good list. Suggest adding more DO schools. Suggest NYIT, Touro-NY, MUCOM for starters.

I posted a few months ago but didn't have shadowing or an MCAT score then. I'd like to make a school list would appreciate input. Please! and Thank you!

-Non-trad student (27 years old) - VA resident-ORM
-3.4 cumulative undergrad, 3.0 undergrad science GPA (dual degrees one BS one BA)
-3.6 GPA for Masters in microbiology
-AACOM=cGPA=3.46, sGPA=3.30, non-sGPA=3.65.
-AMCAS=cGPA=3.37, sGPA=3.26
-Last 50 credits (all science) GPA = 3.8.
-MCAT=28 [10/9/9] (6 points under AAMC and TBR practice test average, therefore repeated in Sept; waiting for score)
-1st author paper and 2nd author paper both in impact level 4+ journals and also oral presentations
-2000+ volunteer hours of EMS experience
-800+ volunteer hours for community service (big brother, feeding homeless, Special Olympics, tutoring)
-50 hours shadowing ER doc (DO), 50 hours internal medicine, 25 hours orthopedic surgery, 16 hours ophthalmology, 16 hours surgical oncology (NEW!)
-Held a full time job through almost all of school (since 16)

Below are the schools I have sent my application to. Where else should I be applying? I know its late, but I expected to do so much better on the MCAT. I would appreciate any input. Thank you so much!

MD

VCU
EVMS
Albany
Drexel
NYMC
Temple
Penn State
RFU
Jefferson
Wake Forest
Rush
MCW
GWU
Quinnipiac
St. Louis
Loyola
TCMC
Western Michigan

DO
PCOM
VCOM
CCOM
LECOM-Erie
KCUMB-COM
 
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SwedishMD2B

SwedishMD2B

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Looks like a good list. Suggest adding more DO schools. Suggest NYIT, Touro-NY, MUCOM for starters.
Thank you!!! I'll send my application to those schools this evening. What about DMU, AZCOM, and ATSU?
Any other options for MD and DO?
 

Goro

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AZCOM has their noses in the air and will reject anyone with a MCAT <29. DMU, CCOM and ATSU are fine additions.

Thank you!!! I'll send my application to those schools this evening. What about DMU, AZCOM, and ATSU?
Any other options for MD and DO?
 
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SwedishMD2B

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AZCOM has their noses in the air and will reject anyone with a MCAT <29. DMU, CCOM and ATSU are fine additions.
Great. Thank you. I'll see what I score on my MCAT repeat and consider AZCOM if I improved.
 

tarheel1234

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My GPA is similar to yours, as well as your first MCAT. Can I ask if you improved significantly on your new MCAT? Thanks.