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MD & DO 3.78cGPA; 3.73sGPA; 27MCAT

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by SpartanGuy, Sep 24, 2014.

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  1. SpartanGuy

    SpartanGuy 2+ Year Member

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    East Lansing, MI
    I am going to try and keep this somewhat vague but here goes!

    Michigan resident. Non-Trad
    My MCAT breakdown is 8V, 9P, 10B Total 27
    Clinical Volunteering: Roughly 300 hours as an Emergency Department volunteer, another 50 hours as a volunteer in the Radiology Department.
    Physician Shadowing: Roughly 50 hours shadowing an Ortho in the operating room and clinic, around 25 hours shadowing a Pediatric HEMOC
    Research: 2 semesters as part of a meta data project, non lab research, all I did was enroll participants by collecting their personal information and explaining the survey they had to fill out.
    Non Clinical: I have been a Veteran Mentor for over 2 years at a special Veterans Treatment Court here in town, I help veterans with their transition back into civilian life.
    Employment: My first 4 years after high school I was in a branch of the military as an Infantryman, plenty of leadership experience, personal awards, and the lucky recipient of two deployments, one to each Iraq and Afghanistan.
    LOR: I have 5 great letters from teachers, physician, military leadership

    I have completed/received secondaries from:
    Michigan State MD
    Michigan State DO
    University of Michigan
    Wayne State
    University of Ohio
    Wisconsin
    Loyola
    University of Southern Florida
    University of South Carolina
    University of Arizona Tucson
    University of Hawaii -already rejected but I was stationed there so I wanted to at least try
    Tulane -rejected as well but was encouraged to apply due to my unique story and life experience
    Central Michigan University
    University of Colorado
    Alabama- received but have not submitted as of 9/24
    University of Vermont



    Mainly I am starting to wonder if I should add more schools, and if I should, what schools. I have no problem with either DO or MD, private or state, or geographic location, my goal is to get accepted and continue moving forward towards my career goal.
     
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  3. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    Add more DO schools!
     
  4. SpartanGuy

    SpartanGuy 2+ Year Member

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    Aug 8, 2012
    East Lansing, MI
    Would you recommend any specific DO schools?
     
  5. gyngyn

    gyngyn Professor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor SDN Moderator 5+ Year Member

    We need to ask @Goro.
     
  6. Goro

    Goro 7+ Year Member

    First off., many thanks for your service to our country.
    Goro suggests ALL MI medical schools, MD and DO
    University of Ohio
    Loyola
    University of Southern Florida
    Rush
    IU
    U Toledo
    All new MD schools, except Hofstra
    MCW
    SLU
    Penn State
    the Philly triplets
    Albany
    NYMC
    Creighton
    Wake Forest
    VCU

    All DO schools except AZCOM. Start with MSUCOM, MUCOM, DMU, OH-COM, LECOM and CCOM, and then work your way outwards. Avoid LUCOM.
     
  7. SpartanGuy

    SpartanGuy 2+ Year Member

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    Thank you both for the feedback!
     

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