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MD & DO 3.4, 3.6 GPA, 28 MCAT, Non-trad, School List Help!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by SwedishMD2B, 09.29.14.

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  1. SwedishMD2B

    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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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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  3. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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

     
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    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    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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    Goro 5+ Year Member

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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.

     
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    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Great. Thank you. I'll see what I score on my MCAT repeat and consider AZCOM if I improved.
     
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    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Just wanted to update in case it helps people. I was accepted to two DO schools and my top choice MD school.
     
  8. tarheel1234

    tarheel1234 2+ Year Member

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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.
     
  9. SwedishMD2B

    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Not really. PS dropped, and BS went up to 11.
     
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    tarheel1234 2+ Year Member

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    What is ORM? I'm assuming over-represented?
     
  11. SwedishMD2B

    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Yes
     
  12. tarheel1234

    tarheel1234 2+ Year Member

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    So, does that mean Asian or white?
     
  13. SwedishMD2B

    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Yep
     
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    Only Asian. Not white.
     
  15. galapin26

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    Can you tell me which school you got accepted to?
     
  16. SwedishMD2B

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    VCU, VCOM, Touro
     
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    Thank you, this really gives me hope. I have a similar MCAT(505) and GPA.
     
  18. SwedishMD2B

    SwedishMD2B 5+ Year Member

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    Good luck!

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