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

  1. Prairiepalmeri

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    Hi all!

    I already submitted both AMCAS and AACOMAS (nearly two weeks ago!) and am waiting to be verified. I got my MCAT score back today and I scored a 502.

    Chem: 123
    CARS: 128
    Bio: 127
    Psych: 124

    I have a 3.85 GPA (similar cGPA and sGPA's). I did a summer research program and worked in a clinical research lab. I have clinical volunteering experience, shadowing of nephrologists in different clinical settings, former RA, and interned at Walt Disney World! If anyone could give me a solid school list I'd appreciate it. I'd like a semi-urban to really urban environment and am an Iowa resident. I don't really have preference towards DO or MD.

    I submitted primaries to both University of Iowa and NOVA.

    Thanks everybody!!!!

    PS: I would love a certain @Goro opinion
     
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    Have you made your own list, yet?
     
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  3. Prairiepalmeri

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    My "Pre-MCAT" list was:

    Iowa
    Rush
    Rosalind Franklin
    Loyola
    Hofstra
    Either Georgetown or George Washington University (I love DC)
    Tufts
    BU
    Miami

    DMU
    PCOM
    NOVA
    TUNCOM
    CCOM
    WESTERN
    KCUMB

    And yes I know a lot of the MD schools could be forgone now...
     
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    Your state school is worth a try if you are determined to apply MD this cycle.
    Focus on your DO list, though.
     
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    That's my thinking. Any DO schools I should add? And what's a super small list of MD I could shoot at?
     
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    Are you Adventist or fluent in Spanish?
     
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    Unfortunately, no. I only know some Spanish.

    I'd like to keep maybe Rush and Rosy on the MD list.
     
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    I can understand that. You are close to the 10th% MCAT for both.
     
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    So I'll do 10 DO and maybe 4 MD? Should I consider adding any more. Do I have a decent shot?
     
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    Historical norms would indicate about a 45% chance of success.
     
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    I'll apply broadly and hopefully I can get a few ii's
     
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    You're circling the drain for MD schools. Stick with your state schools and apply broadly to DO programs.


     
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    For MD, in addition to Iowa (assuming that is your state school) you could apply to:
    Rosalind Franklin
    Rush
    Oakland Beaumont
    Western Michigan
    Quinnipiac
    You main focus should be the DO schools .
     
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    Awesome! I'd like to throw my name into the MD hat but think I could be a strong DO applicant. I haven't taken psychology or sociology, will schools auto-screen me for that?

    What about New York Medical College? Also, any opinions on TUNCOM?
     

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