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MD & DO 3.65 cGPA 3.3sGPA 31MCAT Some input?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by negi980, May 15, 2014.

  1. negi980

    negi980 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2014
    I am a senior at the University of Minnesota taking a gap year. I am majoring in Microbiology. I was in the Honors Program but I had to drop out, due to health issues - I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer my Sophomore Year and did my battle while taking classes. Because of this, my GPA dropped from ~3.8 to ~3.6. I also had to withdraw from a couple of classes.


    Physician Shadowing with MD. clinical and OR -~40 hours
    Nurse Shadowing in the Philippines ~10 hours
    Research Club Officer (University): 2 Years
    Entertainment club officer (University): 1 year
    Church volunteering (highschool)

    Research Experience:

    Ecology Lab: 2 semesters
    Biochemistry Lab: 1 semester; finished a drug assay
    Microbiology Lab: Year.

    Work Experience:

    Industrial Micriobiology Lab Student Tech: 3 years
    Food Service Busser/disher: 4 years (highschool)


    1 MD
    2 Microbiology Prof
    1 Biochem Lab supervisor
    1 Microbio Lab supervisor

    I would like to add that I am fluent in 3 languages, but I am not sure how much of an impact that would give me.

    I intend to work during my gap year. I also plan on adding to my clinical experience. If I could afford it,I am considering taking classes to boost my GPA.

    For Medical Schools I am primarily looking at schools in Minnesota and in the Midwest. I am hoping to get into either of the University of Minnesota medical schools. I am seeking input for other medical schools I should consider. Thank You very much.
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  3. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Definitely gain more clinical experience, ECs, and work on your GPA if you can. High school activities won't do anything for you on your app. I'd suggest adding Creighton, MCW, Rosalind Franklin, NYMC, EVMS, VCU, and any DO school.
  4. woltej1

    woltej1 2+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2011
    Gotta boost that sGPA, but you have a very good story to tell with the cancer battle. Work on clinical and sGPA if you have the money. Otherwise spend a lot of time thinking of how to tell your story.

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