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MedWonk

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So, I was filling out my coursework for AACOMAS and discover that my sGPA is lower for AACOMAS than I thought it would. Apparently engineering courses count in the sGPA but math courses don't, so I find myself in the maybe weird position of having a higher AMCAS sGPA than AACOMAS sGPA.

In either case, it got me a little worried about my chances at the DO schools I'm looking at. I know that my MCAT is far above average for DO, but it seems like my sGPA might be a little below average. Will my MCAT "cover" for sGPA, or am I just suffering from irrational SDN pre-med anxiety syndrome?
 

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I got in with a 3.5 c/sgpa and 36 mcat and so can you! Just make sure very other part of your application you now have control over is completed to the best of your ability
 

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you are off-the-charts competitive for DO, and have a decent shot at MD as well!
 

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you are off-the-charts competitive for DO, and have a decent shot at MD as well!

Getting into any DO shouldn't be a problem for you. Are you interested in MD as well? I am not sure what state you live in but I am sure you would be competitive for a number of state schools. At my state school, in terms of the average stats, you are 5 points above on the MCAT and only 0.2 below GPA wise. So, with a polished/thoughtful app/good EC you would have a good shot.
 

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Getting into any DO shouldn't be a problem for you. Are you interested in MD as well? I am not sure what state you live in but I am sure you would be competitive for a number of state schools. At my state school, in terms of the average stats, you are 5 points above on the MCAT and only 0.2 below GPA wise. So, with a polished/thoughtful app/good EC you would have a good shot.

Yeah, I'm applying to MD as well. My AMCAS sGPA is a 3.6. I'm .2 below the avg GPA and 2 points above the avg MCAT for my state school. Apparently they also give a little bit of preferential treatment to graduates from my alma mater on top of instate preference. I figure I have a decent shot there. I probably also have a decent shot at low-tier schools, and maybe some mid-tiers.
 
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