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I recommend:I graduated long time ago with a horrible GPA. Took postbacc courses over the years and then went on to complete a SMP at an MD.
cGPA: 3.1, SMP 3.8, MCAT 512
I'm from CA, ORM, first gen, low income
Research: 3 years with a couple of publications
Nonclinical: 3000+ hours, 2 years with AmeriCorps where I worked with homeless and at risk youths, also have been volunteering with several nonprofits that focus on addressing economic and social disparities for many years
Clinical: 2500+ hours, worked as a health educator at federally qualified health center. Currently working as a community health worker where I coordinate care for patients with sickle cell disease (I do a lot of SCD-related community outreach, advocacy and health education), also have volunteered at free clinics and hospitals
Shadowing: 50 hours mostly with primary care
Jobs: have held multiple jobs throughout the years, some are pretty unique
Any MD schools I have a chance at? Also, which DOs should I apply to?
Thank you for the list.I recommend:
UCR only if you're from the Inland Empire
The Philly Triplets
Any DO program. I can't recommend Nova, Wm Carey, BCOM, ICOM and LUCOM, for different reasons. MSUCOM? Read up on Larry Nasser and you decide. LMU has an accreditation warning, which concerns me. CUHS is too new and appears to be too limited in rotations sites. UIW refuses to post their Boards scores, which is fishy.
What are you specifically worried about? You have a lot of activity hours that conform to a nontraditional application to me.Could you comment on my ECs? I am not sure if they are strong enough for a nontraditional. Thank you
Your hours will make you stand out as a nontraditional applicant, relative to other traditional applicants. I wouldn't worry, but connect with admissions recruiters if you have any specific concerns.
Thanks. I'm more worried about the types of activities than the hours. But I will reach out to them.Your hours will make you stand out as a nontraditional applicant, relative to other traditional applicants. I wouldn't worry, but connect with admissions recruiters if you have any specific concerns.