• Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

MD & DO Advice on Generating School List with 3.78cGPA and 500 MCAT

Smartguru11

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Nov 23, 2016
18
8
86
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi everybody. I need some advice on generating a school list (MD and DO) based on experiences you have encountered. Despite the low MCAT score, should I take a risk and apply this year? Any advice will really help me a lot :)!!

Statistics:
cGPA - 3.78
sGPA - 3.82
MCAT Score - 500 (125 on each section.:()
CA Resident [US Citizen], Asian Indian, State School
Dean's List

Clinical Experience:
Volunteer Experience at Hospitals - 315 hrs
Shadowing Experience in ED and OD - 67 hrs
Coordinated and Served at Health Fair Camps in my area

Non-Clinical Experience
Tutoring disadvantaged students at both the local library and school campus
Served the homeless populations near my area

I have research experience from both on campus and off campus and have edited abstracts for international conference and leadership experience as treasurer and director of social, academic and community events of a honors society.
 
About the Ads

Smartguru11

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Nov 23, 2016
18
8
86
  1. Pre-Medical
Thank you for your replies!!

MD chances are very slim since you're a Cali resident. Apply broadly to DO schools. You have a good shot there

Definitely I will take my MCAT again this year and will apply broadly everywhere I can. I'm just a little anxious on whether I should continue to apply this year or apply next year instead. Do you have any pros and cons?
 
Jun 11, 2010
66,967
2
102,971
276
Somewhere west of St. Louis
  1. Non-Student
Your MCAT score is lethal for MD schools, and for AZCOM, the coastal Touros, and CCOM as well.

Do NOT apply only DO this year unless you're content with that pathway. Any hope for MD? Then skip this cycle, retake the MCAT, and apply next year.


Thank you for your replies!!



Definitely I will take my MCAT again this year and will apply broadly everywhere I can. I'm just a little anxious on whether I should continue to apply this year or apply next year instead. Do you have any pros and cons?
 

Smartguru11

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Nov 23, 2016
18
8
86
  1. Pre-Medical
Your MCAT score is lethal for MD schools, and for AZCOM, the coastal Touros, and CCOM as well.

Do NOT apply only DO this year unless you're content with that pathway. Any hope for MD? Then skip this cycle, retake the MCAT, and apply next year.

Thank you for your suggestion! Definitely I will retake the MCAT. I'm just thinking should I try my luck and apply to few of the MD programs with a lower MCAT range, instead of sitting idle for one year? Agree? Disagree?
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 4 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.