1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Download free Tapatalk for iPhone or Tapatalk for Android for your phone and follow the SDN forums with push notifications.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Can i get in?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by JohnMathews, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. JohnMathews

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Hi, i'm a Canadian applicant and my GPA is only 3.3 and my MCAT score was 26P. I got 8VR and 9 on the other 2 parts. Do i have a chance at any DO schools?
    And if i do, which ones?
     
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. TriagePreMed

    TriagePreMed Membership Revoked
    Removed 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    6,216
    Likes Received:
    30
    No, I'll say there's no chance at all. For a Canadian applicant, you'd need to be above the average. You can do retakes until you hit 3.6 and a >28 MCAT.
     
  4. JohnMathews

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    So what would you say the minimum MCAT scores and GPA requirements are for a Canadian resident applying to a DO school? and a MD school just for the sake of it?
     
  5. Catalystik

    Catalystik Platinum
    Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    29,808
    Likes Received:
    9,539
    Data from AAMC: In 2010, of 1340 international applicants without a US state of residence (991 from Canada +349 all other) only 14.9% matriculated to a US med school (86 Canadian + 105 all other), whereas 43.6% of total applicants did matriculate.

    2010 Mean stats for Canadians matriculating at US schools: MCAT 33.4+/- 3.5, cGPA 3.74 +/- .22, BCPM GPA 3.75 +/-.23

    2010 Mean stats for all other internationals who matriculated:
    MCAT 33.0 +/- 4.2, cGPA 3.76 +/-.18, BCPM GPA 3.74 +/- .26

    2010 Mean stats for all matriculants:
    MCAT 31.1 +/- 4.1, cGPA 3.67 +/- .26, BCPM GPA 3.61 +/- .32
     
  6. Catalystik

    Catalystik Platinum
    Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    29,808
    Likes Received:
    9,539
    OP, Do you understand what has been referred to here? AACOMAS, the DO application service, only includes the most recent grade if you retake a class (if the credit hours are the same or greater, need not be at the same school). This is a fast way to raise a subpar GPA. MD schools just average all grades together. Did you take any classes over?
     

Share This Page