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MD 3.7 GPA 27 MCAT. Iowa Resident, Excellent LORs/ECs

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by DazeN11, 09.23.14.

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  1. DazeN11

    DazeN11 2+ Year Member

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    Faha 2+ Year Member

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    You mentioned you are taking the MCAT on Friday. Is that the 2nd time you are taking the MCAT ? You show an MCAT of 27 with a GPA of 3.7 at the top of your post. If you took the MCAT already and 27 was your score most of your schools are reaches. University of Iowa, Rush, Penn State and Drexel are schools where you could receive an interview with an MCAT of 27. Schools where your would have a chance for an interview with a MCAT of 27 and your credentials would be Quinnipiac, New York Medical College, Albany, Temple, Commonwealth (PA), Oakland Beaumont, Western Michigan, St. Louis, Rosalind Franklin, Loyola and Creighton.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    I count 5 schools on your list where you have a fair chance at an interview. Add another 7 from @Faha's list and you have a fighting chance.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    There is nothing wrong with a few "reaches" but the successful candidate focuses on reality. I'll bet you can pick them out yourself!
     
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    According to MSAR UPenn and Northwestern have a median MCAT in the 36 to 37 range with only 10% of students scoring less than 32. UCLA accepts approximately 10% of its students from OOS . Wisconsin gives strong preference to state residents and would accept very few OOS applicants with a MCAT of 27. You can certainly apply to those schools as reaches but consider adding more schools where you would have a realistic chance for an interview.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Now you have 6.
    The 10th% MCAT at UCSD is 30. That means maybe a handful of people have something like your score.
     
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    A 27 MCAT score is circling the drain for MD schools, so add some DO schools. DMU is in your backyard, CCOM, AT Still, MUCOM, KCUMB are close by.
     
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    Even if we count UCSD for a half point (sometimes participants in enrichment programs are given courtesy interviews), you still need many more OOS schools to bring your chances up to fair.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what types of research opportunities are you looking for that you don't feel that you can achieve as a DO?
     
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    Excellent.
     
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