Am I on the right track?

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Hey everyone,
My ugrad gpa is terrible-2.34 cgpa
I enrolled in a masters of health science specialization in clinical laboratory science and did much better
After 18 earned credits, I have a 3.67 gpa.

Here are the courses I have taken in my masters so far:

Research in Health sciences-3.0

Pathophysiology of Disease 3.0

Legal and Ethical Issues 3.0

Advanced Practice in Clinical Chemistry 3.0

Health, Policy, Organization and finance 3.0

Proposal Writing 3.0

Total of 18 Credits

gradGPA is 3.67

Courses I plan on re-taking:

Organic Chemistry I 3.0

Organic Chemistry II: 4.0

Total post-bacc/masters: 25 credits:

If I apply with these courses and assuming I do well on the organic chem courses, will this be enough to reinvent myself and show to adcoms that I can handle medical school?

I have already a personal statement which is compelling and has been reviewed by several doctors.
My current job requires me to work directly with pathologists and I am anticipating getting strong letters of recommendation from the Medical Director of the Pathology lab as well as the pathologist I work closely with, as well as a DO doctor I have already shadowed.

I plan on taking the MCAT soon and hope to apply this cycle; Assuming all other parts of my application are strong, am I on the right track?

For my school list I am targeting low-tier DO schools in my state as well as brand new DO/MD schools...
Am I competitive for any DO school?

Thank you everyone in advance for your input.

Some of my ECs include:
4 years tutoring students in the Math/Science Disciplines
2 years of total laboratory experience, 1 year in a hospital laboratory, 1 year at a non-hospital laboratory.
Nonclinical Volunteering for UMR-200 hours
1 year employed at Boys and Girls club (Not sure if this counts for anything)
1 year employed as Computer Technician
I am also Trilingual...I am technically not considered URM but I am a first generation US college graduate.
NYLF/MED attendee-Conference for those interested in Medicine
4 months experience as a Pharmacy Technician

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Your competitiveness will significantly depend on your MCAT. The current numbers will not give enough data without an MCAT score.
 
Well you'll have to ace a bunch of undergrad upper level sciences and retake your failed grades or do an SMP as well as kill the MCAT (512+) to have a shot at DO school. MD is out of the question unless you're URM. I think you should consider podiatry school as well.
 
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IMO, from my experience:

The masters is good generally, but they're not going to ignore the 2.34 for a Masters of any variety, let alone one that has more non-science than science (a bit elitist, but that's what it is). Moreover, from what I've read, DO schools aren't factoring in re-takes as of this year. So you're going to need something to bump that ugpa up to at least 3.0, then SMP from there.

Also would need more info on your ECs. Not the major focus at this stage, but those may also need some work. And then there's mcat too.

This sounds super discouraging, but there are plenty of people who have done it. That being said, keep your eyes open to pod and/or carib (gets a lot of flak, but have friends who have made this work really well for them).
 
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IMO, from my experience:

The masters is good generally, but they're not going to ignore the 2.34 for a Masters of any variety, let alone one that has more non-science than science (a bit elitist, but that's what it is). Moreover, from what I've read, DO schools aren't factoring in re-takes as of this year. So you're going to need something to bump that ugpa up to at least 3.0, then SMP from there.

Also would need more info on your ECs. Not the major focus at this stage, but those may also need some work. And then there's mcat too.

This sounds super discouraging, but there are plenty of people who have done it. That being said, keep your eyes open to pod and/or carib (gets a lot of flak, but have friends who have made this work really well for them).

Thank you for your response.I have updated the post with my ECs above. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you
 
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