Thank you for the quick response! I have a the 2 years as a clinical research associate ( I should have specified it's in the ER). I've already completed my undergraduate years unfortunately. There was a dip in GPA in sophomore year, but it's been on an upward trend since Junior year.Hmm, your MCAT is very good but your GPA is definitely holding you back. Are you finished with undergrad or do you have another year? If you have another year, I would apply next cycle and work my ass off to boost that GPA. It seems like your great MCAT score is wasted if you apply with your current GPA. Also, do you have any patient interaction in a hospital setting? That's definitely a must.
Hi all! I'm somewhat new here and applying this cycle. I'm NOT a URM. My mcat break down was 12, 12 (bio and physical) and 9 for verbal. I know the writing is a little low, so I'm hoping that won't hurt too much. Extracurriculars are normal, nothing spectacular. They are as follows: Officer Board for Pre-Medical organization for 2 years Clinical Volunteer Research Associate for 2 years (roughly 200 hours) Laboratory Assistant (Benchwork) - 6 months ( for this one, i did not have my own project, it was more of assisting the Post-Doc with his work, about 4 hours a week) Involvement in School Biology Student Association -2 years Part of a Rock band for close to 5 years (compositions, some performances) EMT Cert - but haven't used it I'm applying to about 25 schools, with 2 or 3 Caribbean schools as a back-up. However, I wanted to know my chances at US MD programs. It's a fairly broad list, with a lot of lower tier schools. Thank you all in advance!
I'm a CA resident, but I'm only applying to a few of these schools as a reach (UC Davis, UCI). A lot of private schools like Drexel, NYMC, etc. I basically used the MSAR and targeted schools with low GPA and MCAT and a good percentage of OOS.
Do not apply to ANY Caribbean schools. You don't need to. You should be able to get interviews in MD programs if you apply broadly, smartly, and early and you are a perfect candidate for DO schools.
Caribbean schools are a tourist trap for wanna be premeds...you aren't a wanna be.