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3.6s GPA 3.75c GPA - 505 MCAT

GrapesofRath

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    You'll be competitive at almost any DO school.

    I think Texas Tech(both), Texas AM, Houston and maybe San Antonio(don't have MSAR in front of me and the 10th percentile MCAT stats to look at) are worth a shot for MD. I know there is a new program opening up soon in Texas also, that's worth an application as well.
     

    AromaticOreo

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      You're in a very good state for MD. I think you should definitely apply to all your IS Texas schools and some lower-tier OOS MD programs(Drexel, NYMC, TCMC, etc). You're golden for DO school though. Do you have a DO letter?
       
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        Texas is a good state for residents. Apply to all the Texas schools including the new ones at Dell and Rio Grande. There will also be a new MD school at TCU-UNTHSC which may open for 2017. You are competitive for any DO school so apply to several.
         

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          You'll be competitive at almost any DO school.

          I think Texas Tech(both), Texas AM, Houston and maybe San Antonio(don't have MSAR in front of me and the 10th percentile MCAT stats to look at) are worth a shot for MD. I know there is a new program opening up soon in Texas also, that's worth an application as well.

          You're in a very good state for MD. I think you should definitely apply to all your IS Texas schools and some lower-tier OOS MD programs(Drexel, NYMC, TCMC, etc). You're golden for DO school though. Do you have a DO letter?

          Texas is a good state for residents. Apply to all the Texas schools including the new ones at Dell and Rio Grande. There will also be a new MD school at TCU-UNTHSC which may open for 2017. You are competitive for any DO school so apply to several.

          Thank you for the encouraging replies! Much appreciated :) I will definitely take the advice and apply to several DO's and to all medical schools in Texas. Do you guys think I have a realistic shot at MD?
           

          GrapesofRath

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            Thank you for the encouraging replies! Much appreciated :) I will definitely take the advice and apply to several DO's and to all medical schools in Texas. Do you guys think I have a realistic shot at MD?

            Your MCAT is low but you already know that. Even despite that, I still think it's worth an app cycle at those few Texas schools though to find out. Hard to say much more than that.
             

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              Your MCAT is low but you already know that. Even despite that, I still think it's worth an app cycle at those few Texas schools though to find out. Hard to say much more than that.
              I plan on retaking in January and hope to get a 509-510, will that significantly improve my shot at MD in Texas?

              Thank you again! Sorry for the pestering question my good friend.
               

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                I plan on retaking in January and hope to get a 509-510, will that significantly improve my shot at MD in Texas?

                Thank you again! Sorry for the pestering question my good friend.
                A score increase of 2-3 or so isn't going to help much when its a retake. For DO, shadow one and get a letter of rec to increase chances.
                 

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                  Why don't you try getting a letter from one of the doctors you shadowed? Three is the bare minimum for most schools but I would suggest at least four and you shadowed them for a length so they would most certainly have something to write about you.
                   

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                    Woops. Sorry, made this thread in a rush! Thank you for pointing that out :)

                    I have 4 letters of rec. 3 very strong ones and 1 average one.

                    2 from professors that have known me for 3 years.
                    1 from a doctor that I have shadowed for 3 years.
                    1 from my research lab.
                    A lot of schools require 3 LoR from professors. Usually 2 from science professors, and 1 from non-science professor. Just something to look out for when you are applying.
                     

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                      A lot of schools require 3 LoR from professors. Usually 2 from science professors, and 1 from non-science professor. Just something to look out for when you are applying.

                      I've never heard "2 science, 1 non-science" being required, only suggested. I've also never seen them say they require 3 from professors, they just suggest where you get it from, at least the ones I've been eyeing do not specifically say "you need 2 science and 1 non-science professor".
                       

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                        A lot of schools require 3 LoR from professors. Usually 2 from science professors, and 1 from non-science professor. Just something to look out for when you are applying.
                        I've never heard "2 science, 1 non-science" being required, only suggested. I've also never seen them say they require 3 from professors, they just suggest where you get it from, at least the ones I've been eyeing do not specifically say "you need 2 science and 1 non-science professor".

                        I feel like the "2 science, 1 non-science" thing is just the bare minimum for LORs.Ultimately, your goal is to show that you are well rounded, and LORs from a variety of different professors will help to show this. Many schools allow a maximum of 5 or 6 letters. Physician letters are good, but they aren't as helpful, so don't go crazy trying to get those at the last minute. Being that you shadowed that physician for 3 years, it probably holds more merit, but usually physicians that you shadowed can't really speak to your work ethic as well as professors can.
                         
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