Biomedical Engineering - What counts as science to AACOMAS?

Dec 10, 2013
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I'm planning on applying to DO school this coming summer. I have one more semester in my biomedical engineering undergrad. Currently my sGPA is a 3.5 and my cGPA is a 3.25. I calculated the sGPA using ONLY chem, biol/xool, and phys designations and wasn't sure if I should also add in bioengineering classes (i.e. biomaterials, biotransport, physiology for engineers, biomolecular engineering and biomechanics). If I add these classes my sGPA will drop so I wasn't sure if I needed to or if it was at my discretion for the AACOMAS GPA calculation.

Also I'd be curious to see what you're opinion is on possible acceptance. I haven't taken the MCAT. My ECs include 300 hrs in a biomedical polymers research lab, 500 hrs in a stem cell lab at harvard med school, 50 hrs conducting physical education classes for children with disabilities, 30 hrs 3rd-5th grade math tutor and 300 hrs volunteering in the ER at a local hospital. The hospital volunteering was done in 2008-2009 so I'm not quite sure if it still counts. Any input would be much appreciated!
 
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I am pretty sure biomolecular engineering counts as a science course...for the rest of the classes it depends on the class description...if it involves biology, chemistry or physics to a certain degree then it will count as a science course and AACOMAS will automatically change it
 

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Check out the application manual on the AACOMAS site. It has pretty much everything course designation broken down. At least enough that you can make a pretty good guess as to where classes fit.

And impossible to determine your chances without an MCAT score.
 
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Thanks! That application manual was very helpful. Another question I had is if I retook a couple of classes over the summer would I be fine to send my transcripts in and apply following the summer (late August) or is that a little late to the game?
 

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Thanks! That application manual was very helpful. Another question I had is if I retook a couple of classes over the summer would I be fine to send my transcripts in and apply following the summer (late August) or is that a little late to the game?
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think you can get your primary verified in June/July and then submit your summer grades so you're ready to go once they update your application. Late August is fine, I applied late July and had a successful cycle.