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shadowhuntingprincess

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    I might regret asking for input, but I guess it's so I can find out if I should hold out even a sliver of hope about getting an interview (since waiting to find out myself is driving me crazy).
    I'm a CO resident and purely curious what anyone thinks my chances are for U of CO.

    During/since undergrad:
    only 8 months research (no publications)
    Where the GPA is concerned, there was a strong upward trend (no semesters below 3.0, last year around 3.75)
    I have upward of 3000 hours of hospital non-clinical work
    500+ hours as a Medical Assistant (and counting...) and another 1500ish in another direct patient contact position
    300+ hours in volunteering, especially as a chapter organizer of a non-profit group

    I believe that's the gist of me on paper.
     
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    shadowhuntingprincess

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      I've applied to a lot of DO schools. I was told, during the time in my undergrad career that consisted of a ~3.2 GPA, that I shouldn't bother trying to go MD. Either way, I believe there are a lot of strengths in the DO philosophy and, more importantly, that someone can be a good doctor regardless of her background and I will get out of med school what I put into it, no matter where I go. I was emboldened to at least give an MD school a try because it's my state's school, which had always been my first choice when I began considering medicine (and the answer is always no if you don't ask, right?), and, having seen what the school is like through the students there, I really appreciate the culture enough that I definitely want to go there. But since I can't familiarize myself with other allopathic schools at that level (due to not knowing those students personally) I wasn't interested in applying to other allopathic programs and wouldn't want to spend that kind of money on schools who might dismiss me for my GPA (even though Colorado definitely could, too).
       

      shadowhuntingprincess

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        Haha, I appreciate that. I do anticipate a few more. I currently have three, but they are all out of state (admittedly, my top choices for the out-of-state options, but I'd prefer to stay in state).
        At any rate, I appreciate your words of encouragement. I will keep an eye out and hope for the best! If not, I do have options. Thank you for your time!
         

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          I might regret asking for input, but I guess it's so I can find out if I should hold out even a sliver of hope about getting an interview (since waiting to find out myself is driving me crazy).
          I'm a CO resident and purely curious what anyone thinks my chances are for U of CO.

          During/since undergrad:
          only 8 months research (no publications)
          Where the GPA is concerned, there was a strong upward trend (no semesters below 3.0, last year around 3.75)
          I have upward of 3000 hours of hospital non-clinical work
          500+ hours as a Medical Assistant (and counting...) and another 1500ish in another direct patient contact position
          300+ hours in volunteering, especially as a chapter organizer of a non-profit group

          I believe that's the gist of me on paper.
          I suggest the following:
          U VM
          U Toledo
          Miami
          St. Louis
          Albany
          Rochester
          Rush
          Rosy Franklin
          NYMC
          EVMS
          Wake Forest
          Jefferson
          Temple
          Drexel
          Creighton
          Tulane
          USC/Keck
          Dartmouth
          MCW
          Loyola
          Emory
          BU
          Mayo
          Duke
          Case
          Columbia
          Pitt
          Hofstra
          Oakland-B
          Western MI
          Uniformed Services University/Hebert (just be aware of the military service commitment)
          U CO
           
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