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MD & DO 3.68 cGPA, 3.46 sGPA - Former Law Student/Non-trad

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by noleknight16, May 20, 2014.

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  1. noleknight16

    noleknight16 2+ Year Member

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    Went to law school for one semester. Absolutely hated it there and was accumulating too much debt to want to continue something I didn't enjoy or want to do anymore. I was in the top third of my class in law school, so I did fine grade wise. Just purely a decision based on my happiness level and the poor job market didn't help either. I wanted to get involved in a science career and know I will have a feeling of fulfillment through helping others.

    I had to go back to undergrad to take my pre req classes and other science classes to raise my sGPA. I took some of the classes at community college (due to schedule problems with the university) but most of them were done at the university level. I am a Florida resident.

    Expecting my sGPA to be 3.5 after this summer semester.

    ECs:
    • Coached youth flag football for a few seasons - 100 hrs
    • League supervisor for an adult sports league in my city (paid) - 350 hours
    • Trained my dog to be a pet therapist and took her to nursing homes and clinics - 75 hours
    • Research Assistant for NASA funded research on team dynamics for going to Mars and other long distance space exploration missions - 300 hours
    • Volunteer at my local hospital's surgical area - 170 hours
    • Just got a job at the beginning of the month as a Medical Scribe for an outpatient procedure clinic - ~1000 hours between now and next fall

    MCAT score:

    pending - realistically looking at ~28 but can see a 30.
     
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  3. noleknight16

    noleknight16 2+ Year Member

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    Bump

    Anyone have any insight?
     
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    noleknight16 2+ Year Member

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    noleknight16 2+ Year Member

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    Should I just assume I'm screwed? +pity+
     
  6. QuinnTheEskimo

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    I think you look good for DO programs, but MD will be a stretch.
     
  7. candbgirl

    candbgirl Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    It's hard to say with no MCAT. Have you shadowed any docs? When are you applying?
     
  8. noleknight16

    noleknight16 2+ Year Member

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    My shadowing is only through my scribe job. Will contact a DO to shadow too.

    I'm going to apply as early as possible. Likely the first week in June.
     

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