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3.71 Postbacc GPA, 3.3s/3.4cGPA, 506 MCAT Potential DO/MD Suggestions? Thank you!

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by BornSinner, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. BornSinner

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    Here's a really shortened list of my credentials. Really tired atm from the MCAT hooplah so struggled to go really in-depth lol.

    Undergrad: Michigan w/ Neuroscience major
    Post-bacc: UPenn

    Research
    Spent about a year working in a climatology/evolutionary genetics lab so far
    Also spent 3 years working in a neuromotor lab along with another genetics microarray analysis lab from undergrad

    Shadowing
    I have about 100 hours shadowing neurologists, cardiac surgeons and liver/kidney transplant surgeons.

    Nonclinical Volunteering
    Volunteered for 3 years in Detroit during ugrad. Made it onto the exec board for said group.
    Started my own diabetes fundraising group 2 years on campus that recently became partnered with JDRF.

    Employment
    Part time employee at the same climatology/evolutionary genetics lab for the past year

    I was wondering what my odds at MSUCOM, PCOM, LECOM, Rowan and Midwestern would be for DO. I think these are the usual suspects I see whenever researching DO schools... are there others I should add on here?

    Is it even worth it for me to apply to MD schools? I have a family member who works at Cooper. I guess it's worth a shot applying there right? Would lower tier/newer schools like Commonwealth be worth it?

    Any suggestions for DO and MD schools would be greatly appreciated! Oh and should I consider retaking the MCAT on the Sept 23rd date or just go with it? I'm conflicted.

    Sorry for all the questions. I'm just super flustered at the moment and at a crossroads with what to do for this application cycle now that I have gotten my July MCAT back.

    Thanks!
     
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    No clinical volunteering???

    I suggest forgoing MD schools.
     
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    Oh forgot to mention that. Volunteered at HUP this past year while in the program on weekends. Tried my best to get a scribe position, but finding one was impossible. :(
     
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    You're fine for any DO program, and for MD, consider the Philly triplets, Loyola, Rush, SLU, MCW, Oakland B, Western MI, NYMC, Albany, Wake, Netter, and your state schools (but not U MI, if you're a MI resident).
     
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    Sweet thank you for the suggestions!
     

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