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3.6cGPA, 3.45sGPA, 23 MCAT (Retake July 24) with school list/chances?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Ninjaman180, May 20, 2014.

  1. Ninjaman180

    Ninjaman180 2+ Year Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    -3.6cGPA, 3.4sGPA
    -23 MCAT (8/6/9) retaking July 24
    -Volunteered 100+ hours at the pre-operation area at my school's hospital
    -50+ hours shadowing a top thoracic surgeon at my school's hospital.....50+ hours shadowing my local doctor
    -ONLY leadership has been mentoring kids at YMCA....not even leadership really but I was in command so
    -ZERO Research
    -50+ hours volunteering at Ronald McDonald house...50+ combined hours at my local YMCA&library
    -Freshman year worked at McDonalds about 15 hours per week.

    School list so far...
    -OHIO is my residency so Im applying to all of those

    -The Ohio State Univ. Coll. of Med.
    -The University of Toledo College of Medicine
    -University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

    -University of Kansas
    -New York University

    Any others...? and chances? Retake Im hoping will be at the 26+ area...

    Thanks guys!!! :D:D
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  3. Beth_W737

    Beth_W737 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2006
    I would look at in state DO and other DO schools, even with 26 MCAT unless you have some spectacular EC/story, chances not very good for allopathic schools. Good luck!
  4. emkayveedee

    emkayveedee 2+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2013
    We have the same GPA, you have better ECs than I did though. I got a 33 on my MCAT and I ended up only getting into Midwestern (DO school). So I would say if you retake the MCAT and get 28+ you could have a shot at MD schools but I would still apply to a few DOs.
  5. smpbound

    smpbound 2+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2014
    i would hold off on applying until you get that july mcat score.
  6. lmn

    lmn 2+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2013
    Your MCAT is too low, I wouldn't apply until you increase it, you are more than likely going to need 30+ to even have a chance at MD programs, and at least more towards 28ish for DO's. Also schools like NYU? You aren't even remotely close to their stats, make sure you are diligent in choosing a school list once you fix your mcat
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  7. OneTwoThreeFour

    OneTwoThreeFour 5+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2012
    I would take another year to firm up the application because as of now, it seems like you have a low GPA, low MCAT, and light ECs for allopathic medical school. Keep in mind that the average matriculant MCAT is inching further and further up to around 32 I believe; a 26 is still almost 2 STDev below that average.
    Buff out your application with some research volunteering, some hospital grunt work if you can find it, and some dedicated MCAT studying time to pull you up further and you have a good shot for the class of 2020.
    Just trying to save you a couple grand and a year of anxiety!
    Good luck.
  8. Goro

    Goro Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Somewhere west of St. Louis
    Your numbers are not competitive for a top school like NYU. NYMC is more what you should be aiming at. You will need to get that MCAT > 30 to be competitive for most MD schools. The < avg sGPA is going to hurt, but is not lethal.

    U KS is a state school and not likely to pay any attention to you. State schools favor the home team. MSAR Online is your friend.

    Consider applying broadly to DO schools.


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