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3.5 sGPA, 3.6 cGPA, 27 MCAT. Help choosing schools please?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by LilEngineThatCould, 05.13.14.

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  1. LilEngineThatCould

    LilEngineThatCould

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    I have looked under the graphs for my stats, so I know my chances of getting into medical schools aren't all that high. I did improve my MCAT score from a 20 to 27, so I don't know if the schools will take that into account, but it'd be nice if they did (although an improvement to a 30 would've been so much more impressive lol)

    EC's - worked as a CNA for 4 years and a shooting range for 1.5 years (2 part time jobs while I was a full-time student), worked as a medical technologist in a clinical lab for 1 year now, was a tutor for 3 months for a child at a school for disadvantaged children, laboratory safety inspector at my university for 2 years, and participated in a beauty pageant my freshman yr of college that I got 5th place for (random I know). I shadowed an oncologist for a couple days in the hospital where I currently work and am planning on doing more shadowing with some other doctors. I know I don't have many EC's but since I had to work (averaging 24-30 hrs/wk) and I was a commuter, it was hard for me to have time to do more and do well in school.

    I am a reapplicant because I stupidly applied the first time thinking my 20 MCAT score would improve but it didn't so I ended up not getting in anywhere. I decided to just work on improving my GPA and getting through my senior year without any other worries (medical technology is a very difficult and demanding major.) I had hoped to show more improvement than this, but I'm hoping that there are schools that will at least consider me. I'm sure I'd have a better shot with DO schools but I don't know much about them.

    I write too much so I apologize, but I need a lot of help deciding which schools to apply to.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    It's time to start looking into DO schools.
    State of residence?
     
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    Maryland, we don't have any DO schools and I don't know much about them. I was also told they like you to have shadowed a DO and I'm not sure if I'll have the chance to do so before this application cycle.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    U of Maryland's 10th% MCAT is 29 and gpa is 3.55. Thus your IS chances are quite low.
    There are a very few MD schools where you have a fair chance at an interview.
    You need to comb the MSAR for these.

    Not all DO schools require a DO letter. Check out the pre-osteo forum.
    They will help you out.
     
  6. LilEngineThatCould

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    Alright I will do that, thank you.
     

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