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3.54 sGPA, 3.46 cGPA, 32Q any chance MD?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by cmatt89, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. cmatt89

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    My stats are: sGPA 3.54, cGPA: 3.46 and 32Q..
    Graduated from Vassar
    I have very good EC's and letters of recommendation.

    I am interested in DO because I like the philosophy, but I am also interested in applying to MD schools. However I am wondering if it is even worth it for me to apply to MD schools. Is my GPA too low? Do I have any shot or should I just save my money and apply DO?

    I also have a recommendation letter from a nephrologist I shadowed who is a DO.

    as an undergrad I also started my own company (a registered s-corp, in the fair trade manufacturing industry) which I worked on for 3 years, won a few entrepreneurial awards and ended up selling.

    During college I had to undergo 5 major surgical procedures and I plan on writing about that experience in my PS and how it impacted my decision to pursue medicine.
     
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  3. Catalystik

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    With a 3.54/32, the AllApplicants stats grid would suggest you have a ~65% chance of an MD acceptance. If you have an upward recent grade trend, especially in upper-level science, and excellent ECs, you're more likely to have that work out in your favor. I'd suggest you apply to both.
     
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    Thanks for your input! Do you have any suggestions as to which MD schools I would have the best shot at? I already know which DO schools I'm going to apply to.
     
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    I also forgot to mention, I have been actively volunteering at an LGBT health clinic and helped to start an LGBT youth suicide prevention task force. I am trying to find out if there are particular med schools known for being LGBT friendly, but haven't been able to find much online
     
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    Depends on your current state of residency and your regional preferences.
     
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    Here are a few off the top of my head for starters:

    MCW
    SUNY Buffalo
    Louisville
    MUSC
    VCU
    Wake Forest
    Virginia Tech
    Kentucky
    SUNY Upstate
    EVMS
    Drexel
    Jefferson
    Penn State
    Temple
    George Washington
    Rosalind Franklin
    Loyola
    Creighton

    ...and of course your state schools
     
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    I live in New York. I would prefer to stay on the east coast if possible.
     
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    I've seen threads in the main PreMedAllo and PreMedOsteo Forum asking about GLBT friendly schools that you might search out.

    With a 3.54/32, schools with a decent OOS acceptance rate that you might check out for fit, besides appropriate schools in your home state:

    Jefferson,
    Drexel, Temple, Vermont, VCU, Virginia Tech Carilion (newer),
    GWU, FIU, MUSC, EVMS, Florida Atlantic University (new),
    Commonwealth MC in Pa, Cooper (new in NJ)
     
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    thanks for your help! my science gpa is a bit higher than my cum gpa. Should I go by the science gpa when looking at my chances?
     

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