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Doug Underhill

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You have around a 65% chance of acceptance to one MD program with a GPA of 3.5 and a MCAT of 35. The 5 years of volunteering will look good on your application: most applicants only have 150-200 hours or so. Schools with a service mission like Creighton would probably like that.

I would apply to about 14 low-tier MDs, 3 reach mid-tier MDs, and 3 DO schools that appeal to you. You are a strong candidate for DO: your stats are all great and they would get excited about an applicant with five years of volunteering.
 

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I think with a broad, balanced list you will be fine for MD. The sGPA is your main weakness; can you raise it by application time?
 

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Lamel, there isn't a way I can raise it since I only have a semester before I apply.
Thanks for the advice Doug. Can you explain what schools are considered low-tier and mid-tier?
 

Lamel

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Well can't you take a few science classes next semester before you apply?
 

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No :( the way the engineering curriculum works out at my school is that next semester I have to take basically all engineering classes and a couple of humanities. I tried to squeeze in something, but it didn't work out.
 

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Then I think your best chance would be for low-tier private MD schools and your state schools. Your MCAT is really good so that should help salvage your GPA a bit. Apply broadly.
 
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