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Canadian student

~3.3 gpa
31 mcat

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finished masters in science over a year ago. had 7 publications. lots of volunteering (include some international volunteering), lots of sports, clubs execs, some doctor shadowing experiences, lots of extra-curriculars.

any advice on chances at american med? Caribbeans?
 

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Caribbean is not necessary. If you apply broadly, you should be fine. Your gpa is pretty low,but your mcat is the average for matriculants.
 

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3.3 is undergrad alone.
grad school is research based, so only taken like 4 course in 2 years. gpa for that was 3.85 (but everyone gets good marks in grad school)

I'm also considering applying to SMP for the coming sept, but i don't know if i should since it is quite pricey.
 

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also, being from canada, im not familiar with DO. I don't really know any DO's in Canada. Is it frowned upon to practice with a DO? (is it viewed as a lesser degree?) if it is the case, why not go to carribbeans and get an MD instead? I do plan on practicing in the states after graduation (not fond of canadian winters).
thanks for the advice.
 
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There is an excellent thread in the PreMed Osteo Forum called, I think, "DO for Canadians" that you might want to Search out and read for a good overview.

You can be any specialty as a DO, whereas you are highly likely to be in Family Medicine if you go to the Caribbean, if you can match into a residency.
 
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