Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Dismiss Notice
Hey Texans—join us for a DFW meetup! Click here to learn more.

MD & DO cGPA 3.52 sGPA 3.5 MCAT 30

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by patronj, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. patronj

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    cGPA 3.52 sGPA 3.5 MCAT 30
    CA Resident ,

    MOLECULAR CELL BIO MAJOR CANDIDATE
    FILIPINO Minor

    EC:
    Peer Pre Health Advisor - 1 Year
    100+ Hours Homeless Shelter Health Clinic Assistant
    100+ Hours ER Hospital Volunteer
    Scholarship Chair - Fraternity
    100+ Hours Lab Assistant (Maintenance)
    2 Years PR Filipino Club
    On going research project via Epigenetics Mice Sperm

    What are my chances to
    DO:
    TUCOM -CA
    WESTERN U - POMONA CA
    TUCOM - NV
    TUCOM - NY
    AT STILL - Kirksvill + SOMA
    MSUCOM

    MD -
    Any CA schools
    Loyola (Stritch) Medical School Chicago, ILL
    Rush Medical School Chicago, ILL
    Rosalind Frankling ILL
    VT Carillion
     
    #1 patronj, Aug 11, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
  2. Note: SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. GrapesofRath

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    5,321
    Likes Received:
    3,798
    Status:
    Non-Student
    You are competitive for any DO school. The UC's will all be a true long shot with below average stats but you can give it a go and see what happens.
     
  4. patronj

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    based on the new MCAT 2015 scale, what would be considered a competitive score for a UC school?
     
  5. Faha

    Physician 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    7,187
    Likes Received:
    2,550
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    For MD you could add these schools where you have a chance for an interview with your stats:
    Quinnipiac
    New York Medical College
    Albany
    Drexel
    Temple
    Jefferson
    Georgetown
    GW
    Oakland Beaumont
    Western Michigan
    St. Louis
    Creighton
    Tulane
    You are competitive for any DO school.
     
    patronj likes this.
  6. GrapesofRath

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Messages:
    5,321
    Likes Received:
    3,798
    Status:
    Non-Student
    With a 3.5 GPA it is going to be an uphill climb. I hate putting exact numbers on these things but a 30 with a 3.5 probably isn't good enough.

    If you want an exact guideline 514+ might give you some reference(again the higher the MCAT the better and even a 3.5/518 at any particular UC will have fairly long odds its just so competitive). Note the UC MCAT averages were in the 32-35 type range(give or take a point I'm not looking at MSAR as I type this). So you do the math; 516 is around what a 35 is and 511 is what around a 32 is. Given your GPA is below average, the higher your MCAT is the better off you'll be. Also this also depends on where in Cali you live( ie UC Riverside is an option mainly for those in the inland empire).
     
  7. patronj

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Orange county CA.
    I would like a guideline for MCAT help, would be greatly appreciated. Right now I'm using resources at work and am looking to take the MCAT again (we have KAPLAN, PR, and EK books)
    My cGPA is low as my first semester freshman year I had a 2.6 GPA but made deans list (3.5+) every semester after that, with no grades lower than a B
    Thanks
     
  8. Cardboard101

    Cardboard101 Wait, I got in?
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    Messages:
    485
    Likes Received:
    209
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Upward trend definitely in your favor. MCAT is still on the lowside for UC schools. Would recommend buying the MSAR and targeting MD schools near your stats. For DO, apply anywhere that doesn't have IS bias and you should have several II's.
     
  9. Goro

    Faculty 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    45,731
    Likes Received:
    64,134
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Chances excellent. Suggest adding Western-OR, MUCOM, CCOM, KCUMB, AZCOM and SOMA
    DO:
    TUCOM -CA
    WESTERN U - POMONA CA
    TUCOM - NV
    TUCOM - NY
    AT STILL - Kirksvill + SOMA
    MSUCOM


    Best for UCI and UCD (and UCR IF you're from the Inland Empire)
    Any CA schools

    Fine for these
    Loyola (Stritch) Medical School Chicago, ILL
    Rush Medical School Chicago, ILL
    Rosalind Frankling ILL


    Low for this. VaTech is hard to get into, period.
    VT Carillion
     

Share This Page